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David Pegg

Manchester United FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 1: A 1
50% successful

1957

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  David Pegg
Birth 20 September 1935 at 27 Coppice Road, Highfields, Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Doncaster, September 1935]. To Thomas William and Jessie (née Day)
Death: Thursday, 6 February 1958 in Klinikum rechts der Isar in M√ľnchen, following an airplane crash at at Flughafen München Riem, Kirchtrudering, West Germany, aged 22 years 139 days [not registered in England & Wales].
One of 23 fatalities of the Munich Air Disaster, one of four England players.
Address stated as 27 Coppice Road, Highfields, Doncaster. Left £2250 4s. to his father.
Funeral: at St. George's Chuch. Attended by family and Manchester United FC players, were Albert Quixall, Alan Finney and Eric Taylor, as well as many of the Doncaster Rovers FC team.
Buried in Red House Cemetery, in the Woodlands area of Doncaster
(left, courtesy of Munich58).

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Biographies: x

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x
Height/Weight x' x", xst. xlbs [x].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 760th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 314, 19 May 1957, Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, a World Cup qualification match at Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin, aged 21 years 241 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England Schoolboy (five appearances, 1950-51); England B (one appearance, 1956), England U23 (one appearance, 1956)
Distinctions At the time of his death, Pegg was the youngest England player to day, 263 days after his final appearance. In another fifteen days, he would become the second youngest.
Died the same day as Roger Byrne, Tommy Taylor and Frank Swift, and three days after Joe Cottle.

On 6th February 1958 the airliner carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United, plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from Munich airport. United were returning from Belgrade where they had just beaten Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup and had stopped off at Munich for re-fuelling. Twenty-three of the forty-four passengers on board the aircraft lost their lives. - Munich Remembered and Never Forgotten - Munich58.co.uk

 

David Pegg - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
3 1 1 1 0 0 90 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

David Pegg - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - White 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All - WCP 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

David Pegg - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1956-58 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
WCP All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Match History

Age 20 under 23  
one appearance - Scotland 8 February 1956.
B  
one appearance - Scotland 21 March 1956.
 
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 1 full appearance (90 min) manager: Walter Winterbottom - 1 full appearance (90 min)x

Age 21
312 8 May 1957 - England 5 Republic of Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley
WCP
HW
reserve
313 15 May 1957 - Denmark 1 England 4, Idrætsparken, København AW
1 314 19 May 1957 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1
Dalymount Park, Dublin
AD   11
  
B  
one appearance - Romania 26 May 1957; injured - Czechoslovakia 30 May 1957


On 6th February 1958 David Pegg tragically lost his life.

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