Peter James Winterbottom MBE (born 31 May 1960 in Otley, West Yorkshire), is a former England rugby union footballer who played as an openside flanker. He was England's most-capped openside (with 58 caps) until being overtaken by Neil Back in 2003. He made his England debut on 2 January 1982 against Australia, and his final appearance on 20 March 1993 against Ireland.
|Birth name||Peter James Winterbottom|
|Date of birth||31 May 1960|
|Place of birth||Otley, West Yorkshire|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||94 kg (14 st 11 lb; 207 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Winterbottom was known for his work rate, durability, hard tackling and courage. He was selected on two British and Irish Lions tours in 1983 and 1993, both to New Zealand, where he impressed the locals with his fine play, albeit on losing sides. He was the second England player to reach 50 caps, after Rory Underwood, and was inducted onto the Twickenham "Wall of Fame" in November 2005.
Since his playing career ended, Winterbottom carved out a career in finance. He worked as a Corporate bond broker for Tullett & Tokyo Ltd and BGC Partners alongside Ben Clarke, but left BGC in 2008 to join interdealer broker Creditex. Peter is currently Director Rugby at Esher Rugby Football Club.