Peter Hampton (1954 – 2020)
Tributes have been paid this afternoon to former Clarets left-back Peter Hampton who has sadly died at the age of sixty-six whilst on holiday with his family in Cyprus. Hampton who also played for Leeds United, Stoke City, Rochdale and Carlisle United also spent time as first-team physio with Carlisle before becoming first team manager of Workington Reds.
Hampton, signed for the Clarets in the summer of 1984 were he spent three years with the club during which time he made over 130 appearances. He made his debut under John Benson’s management on the opening day of the 1984/85 season against Plymouth before bringing his Burnley career to an end in the famous “Orient Game”in May 1987.
He spent eleven years as first team physiotherapist for Carlisle United before going to work at Cumberland Infirmary from where he has just recently retired. Having started his professional career with Leeds, the left-back making around 70 first-team appearances for the Elland Road club. He was in their squad as an unused substitute for the 1975 European Cup final, before joining Stoke City, where he made over 100 appearances.
He later had spells with Burnley, Rochdale and Carlisle United for whom he made 12 appearances in the 1987/88 season before becoming the club’s physio. He held the post of senior physio position until 1997, having been a trusted member of Mick Wadsworth and Mervyn Day’s backroom staff during the club’s successful mid-1990s period.
After leaving Carlisle, Hampton went on to manage Workington from 1998-2001, his spell at Borough Park including the North West Trains First Division title in 1999 with a side that included ex-Spurs and England star Paul Stewart and a young Grant Holt.