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.
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.
Sad to hear of the passing of the Hull City AFC great Pete Skipper at the age of 61. Always approachable and keen to chat about his City playing days. He will be greatly missed. RIP Skip.
— Dave Ripton (@DaveRipton) April 23, 2019
I’ve just found out the really sad news that Pete Skipper ex @HullCity player has passed away, Pete was a great bloke who supported us after losing Josh by holding the ex tigers charity footbal match with @DWindass10, he will be sadly missed. ❤ pic.twitter.com/hrd51RDfsn
— RICHARD FELL (@richardfell41) April 23, 2019
So sad to hear that Pete Skipper has died. And shockingly early. True legend @HullCity but also one of the nicest blokes – was much fun and great company when we filmed A Kick In the Grass in Florida, and whenever we met up after. RIP Skip.
— Mark Herman (@markwherman) April 23, 2019
RIP Pete Skipper. Legend. #HCAFC
— Steve Jordan (@SteveJordanUK) April 23, 2019
Pete Skipper was inducted into our Hall of Fame last year, and it was as deserved as anyone. Hull City through and through, a hero on the pitch and one of life’s true good guys off it, who would always make time for City fans, no matter what. RIP, Skip. One of the greats. #hcafc
— Hull City Southern Supporters (@HCSStweets) April 23, 2019
RIP Pete Skipper, was lucky enough to play against you plenty of times in my youth. Well say lucky, you kicked me for 90 mins. Youth v age! Age always won pic.twitter.com/kW6XZLAixK
— Exelby Foods Hull (@ExelbyFoods) April 23, 2019
From great news from the wkd to sad news today.
All at the club are sad to hear the news of the passing of ex Hull City player Pete Skipper.
A friend to a lot of the players throughout the years.
Our thoughts are with family & friends at this sad time. RIP pic.twitter.com/Szmg55ZKf1
— Chalklanefc (@Chalklanefc) April 23, 2019
— BBC Humberside Sport (@HumbersideSport) April 23, 2019
RIP Pete Skipper. Worked with him for various @HullCityOSC events and was always friendly and helpful. Will be greatly missed.
— Rich Uttley (@richuttley) April 23, 2019
— Steve Mower (@stevem6858) April 23, 2019
— Philip (@Easy_P) April 23, 2019