Where is Peter Beardsley now? All you need to know about the former football player

Where is Peter Beardsley now? All you need to know about the former football player

Ciku Njuguna
updated at November 17, 2023 at 2:22 PM

Peter Beardsley has been one of the most controversial people in the world of sports. For two decades, the Hexham-born second-striker had a successful playing career before becoming a football manager. Explore details of the professional and personal life of Newcastle's former coach, Peter Beardsley.

Peter Beardsley
Peter Beardsley arrives at BBC Sports Personality of The Year at the NEC Birmingham on December 09, 2007. Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage
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What did Beardsley do? In 2019, a racially charged scandal broke out at Newcastle involving the former English player. This article outlines the details of Peter Beardsley's sports career and personal life.

Peter Beardsley's profile summary

Full name

Peter Andrew Beardsley


Pedro, Quasimodo, The Honourable Lord Beardsley



Date of birth

18th January 1961


62 years old as of November 2023

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Hexham, England, United Kingdom

Current residence

Darras Hall, Ponteland, England








173 centimetres (5'7")


73 kilograms (160.9 lbs)

Eye colour


Hair colour



Sammy and Catherine Beardsley



Relationship status



Sandra Beardsley




Somervyl School

Longbenton High School


Retired professional footballer, club manager

The last team played for

Melbourne Knights

Playing position


Years active

1977 - 1999

Net worth

$11 million

How old is Peter Beardsley?

The second striker, whose career started at the Wallsend Boys Club, was born on the 18th of January 1961. Peter Beardsley's age is 62 years as of November 2023.

How tall is Peter Beardsley?

According to his last official measurements by Eurosport, the three-time English Super Cup winner is five feet and seven inches tall (173 centimetres). At his prime, the number 10 striker was 160.9 pounds heavy (73 kilograms).

What has happened to Peter Beardsley?
Newcastle United's striker Peter Beardsley pictured at the Benwell training ground in September 1983 in Newcastle Upon-Tyne, England. Photo by Danny Brannigan/Hulton Archive.
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Peter Beardsley's biography

Peter was born to Catherine and Sammy Beardsley in Hexham, England, in the United Kingdom. According to verified sources, the striker lost his mother, Catherine, at a young age. Tabloids report that Peter and his brothers George and Ronald later lost their younger sister to cancer.

Who is Peter Beardsley married to?

While playing for Carlisle's youth side, the retired playmaker met his wife, Sandra T. Devlin, the then-team manager's secretary. In June 1981, Peter Beardsley married his wife, Sandra. The couple has been blessed with two children, Drew and Stacey Beardsley.

Who is Peter Beardsley married to?
Peter Beardsley and his wife Sandra pose for a photo after signing for Liverpool at Anfield on 14th July 1987. Photo by Bob Thomas Sports Photography.
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Peter Beardsley's family

Drew Beardsley graduated from Northumbria University, where he studied Sports Development with Coaching. Since June 2019, he has served as Newcastle's recruitment officer for the Under-5s to the Under-11s teams. On the other hand, not much is known about his sister, Stacey.

Peter Beardsley’s career

According to tabloids, the Honourable Lord Beardsley played for Canada's North Shore Colts in 1985. Sports Brief has used official sports data sources to bring you a summary of all his teams over the years.

Did Peter Beardsley ever play for Manchester United?
Peter Beardsley of Liverpool runs with the ball during an FA Charity Shield match against Manchester United on August 18, 1990. Photo by Mark Leech/Offside.
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  1. Melbourne Knights
  2. Hartlepool United
  3. Fulham F.C.
  4. Bolton Wanderers
  5. Manchester City
  6. Newcastle United
  7. Everton F.C.
  8. Liverpool F.C.
  9. Vancouver Whitecaps F.C.
  10. Manchester United
  11. Newcastle United Youth and Newcastle United F.C.
  12. Carlisle United

Peter Beardsley's stats

Throughout his career, on various occasions, Peter played for top-tier teams and was recalled to former teams such as Newcastle, Bolton Wanderers and Fulham F.C. The player-turned-coach had 106 wins, 43 draws and 26 losses over the course of his career, with a 60.57% win rate. Have a look at some of the striker's stats, according to Transfermarkt.





Newcastle United




Liverpool F.C.




Everton F.C.




Fulham F.C.




Bolton Wanderers




Manchester City




How much did Newcastle pay for Peter Beardsley?
Newcastle's Peter Beardsley scores a penalty shot during an FA Carling Premiership match against Arsenal on September 18, 1994 in London, England. Photo by Frank Coppi/Popperfoto.
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Peter Beardsley's achievements

As a coach, Beardsley has had a less successful career compared to his playing days. Have a look at a few of the 2014 Pride of Sport Awards nominee's titles and trophies as an active player.

  1. 1995 Member of the Order of the British Empire award
  2. 1994, 1986 North East Football Writers’ player of the year
  3. 1985/86, 1984/85 Newcastle United's Player of the Year
  4. 1989/90, 1987/88 English Champion
  5. 1989 English F.A. Cup winner
  6. 1991, 1990, 1989 English Super Cup winner
  7. 1998/99 English 3rd tier champion

Frequently asked questions

The National Football Museum describes Beardsley as a dynamic force who led Liverpool FC to two Division One victories and an FA Cup. Between 1986 and 1996, he received 61 call-ups to England's national football team. Scroll down and explore the most intriguing details of the English player's life.

Who is the only player to play for Liverpool, Everton, Manchester United and Manchester City?

Before joining the senior leagues, Beardsley began his career at the Wallsend Boys Club F.C. and the Carlisle United F.C. on the 9th of August 1979. Between 1977 and 1999, he made history as the only footballer to ever play for top-tier clubs such as Liverpool, Everton, Manchester United and Manchester City.

What happened to Peter Beardsley's jaw?

In 1993, Newcastle's striker Peter accidentally clashed with Liverpool's Neil Ruddock in the second minute of a benefit match at Anfield. The triple fracture left the newly acquired football star out of active play for six weeks.

What does Peter Beardsley do now?
Newcastle United's striker Peter Beardsley poses for a photo at the Benwell training ground in September 1983 in Newcastle Upon-Tyne, England. Photo by Danny Brannigan/Hulton Archive.
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How much is Peter Beardsley's net worth?

The 62-year-old English football legend is worth $11 million, according to IdolNetWorth. However, his recent earnings have yet to be revealed to the public. Coaches at Newcastle United Football Club have one of the most well-paying jobs, with an estimated $34,360 annually.

When did Peter Beardsley retire?

Peter joined Australia's Melbourne Knights on November 30, 1999, and retired shortly after. On the 1st of December 1999, the English champion hung up his boots after 22 years of active play.

What has happened to Peter Beardsley?

In 2019, Beardsley was found guilty of three charges of racial abuse against black football players in Newcastle's under-23 team. As a result, he received a ban from all football and football-related activity for 32 weeks until 2020 and has been ordered to attend an F.A. education course. In 2018, the football manager was put on leave pending investigations after he was accused of bullying by players.

How many goals did Peter Beardsley score for Newcastle?
Peter Beardsley in action during a match between Newcastle and Cardiff City at St James' Park on February 25th, 1984 in Newcastle, England. Photo by Danny Brannigan/Hulton Archive.
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What is Peter Beardsley doing now?

The football veteran holds a UEFA coaching badge. Chronicle Live reports that with his 32-week ban lifted, he has been appointed back to his home team as Newcastle United's football development manager.

Final word

For nearly four decades, Peter Beardsley has played an active role in the growth and development of English football. His efforts in cultivating young talent for the Newcastle coaching team can not be understated. However, recent allegations of racial abuse seem to have cast his reputation in a lousy light.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.