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Peter Skipper Wiki

Peter Dennis Skipper (11 April 1958 – 23 April 2019) was an English footballer who played as a central defender.

The skipper turned professional when he signed for Hull City in January 1979. He then had spells at Scunthorpe United and Darlingtonbefore returning to Hull in August 1982. He made over 300 appearances for the club, scoring 19 goals. He moved to Oldham Athletic in 1988, and went to play for Walsall and Wrexham before finishing his career at Wigan Athletic.

Skipper died of complications caused by a stroke on 23 April 2019, at the age of 61.

Death Cause

The news of Skipper’s death has prompted a huge response on social media as former team-mates and City supporters remember a club great and a fine gentleman.

The uncompromising centre-back enjoyed two spells with his hometown club, twice winning promotions in 1982-83 and 1984-85 during a golden spell at Boothferry Park.

Skipper made a total of 338 appearances for the Tigers in a respected career that also included stints with Darlington, Oldham Athletic, Walsall and Wigan Athletic.

The Hull-born favourite had continued to work for City on matchdays as a corporate host at the KCOM Stadium only to suffer a stroke over the Easter weekend.


Following the loss, City supporters, Skipper’s former teammates and people from all around the game have taken to social media to pay tribute to Skipper with messages, photos and some insightful stories into his life and career.