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Peter Kippax

Full name: Frederick Peter Kippax
Gender: Male
Born: July 17, 1922 in Burnley, Lancashire, Great Britain
Died: September 21, 1987 in Blackpool, Blackpool, Great Britain
Affiliations: Yorkshire Amateur AFC, Leeds (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football


Peter Kippax was on the books of more than a dozen English and Scottish clubs throughout his long career, most of them as a guest during the war. A winger or inside-forward, it was with Burnley that he achieved his greatest fame. Although he was on their books for 12 years he only played peacetime football in the first three seasons after the war, and most of his 32 League appearances and six goals came in the 1946-47 season when he helped Burnley back into the first division and also to the FA Cup Final. To crown a memorable season he was selected for the full England team to play France in May 1947 which would have made him the first amateur full international since 1927, but illness forced him to withdraw and he never went on to play in a full international. He was however selected for the 1948 Olympics and played in three of Britain’s four matches. The son of a wealthy Burnley mill owner, Frank signed for Liverpool on amateur forms in 1949 but played just one game for them, in a 1-0 win over Birmingham City on 12 March 1949. In the Liverpool team that day were Billy Liddell and Bob Paisley. After leaving Liverpool he spent most of the remainder of his career with Yorkshire Amateurs before retiring in 1956. Kippax was an excellent cricketer and he also played for his hometown club in the 1940s and 50s.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 26 London Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 4

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1948 Summer 26 London Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 4 1948-07-26 0 0 0
1948 Summer 26 London Football Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1948-08-11 YUG 3, GBR 1 0
1948 Summer 26 London Football Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1948-08-05 GBR 1, FRA 0 0
1948 Summer 26 London Football Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 1 1948-07-31 GBR 4, NED 3 0
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