Peter Houseman

Peter Houseman ( born December 24, 1945 in Battersea, † March 20, 1977 near Oxford ) was an English footballer.

Life and career

The Englishman began his career in the youth of Chelsea FC. In 1963, he signed a professional contract with the "Blues ". In the same year he made his debut against Sheffield United. After initial problems with coaches and fans, the midfielder sat through at Chelsea. He was referred to as " water carrier " of the stars. In 1970 he was English Cup, scoring in the final equalizer against Leeds United. A year later he was the winner of the European Cup Winners' Cup competition. After the crisis years of the London Houseman moved to Oxford United. Until his death in 1977 he was with the O's under contract. Houseman died as a result of a car accident on a highway near Oxford, after he had attended a charity event. In a car accident, his wife and two of his friends were killed. Chelsea hosted a farewell match for Peter Houseman, the events of 1977. The commemorative match attracted over 17,000 spectators. In Oakley and surrounding a youth championship was named after the midfielder.


  • English Cup: 1970
  • European Cup Winners' Cup: 1971