Sign in to follow this Followers 4 The oldest player on FMM17 - Peter Hinds Foxy September 9, 2017 13 replies 2,118 Views Report · Posted September 9, 2017 The oldest player on FMM17 – Peter Hinds Earlier this week @samhardy brought to our attention the fact that in the FMM17 database there lies a player who is the ripe old age of 54. That players name is Peter Hinds and he plays as a striker for 1st Bangor an amateur team in Northern Ireland. In honour of this Sam went on to create the Peter Hinds challenge which can be found here. I plan on giving it a go myself very soon. I decided I wanted to find out more about the great man as he isn’t a player I had ever heard of either in real life or FMM. I decided I would do a little research and see what I turned up and it seems Peter has had an interesting career. Peter Hinds Career Peter was born in Saint Peter, Barbados on 8th June 1962 but moved to England with his family when he was young. He was late moving into professional football as he joined the army for 3 years after school. After his stint in the army he played for non-league sides Enfield and Bishops Auckland before getting his big break as a pro from an unlikely source. During his time at Bishops Auckland Peter got an agent and following an unsuccessful trial with Sunderland his agent got him a move to play in Japan for Fujita on a 1 year deal. The move was a success with the Japanese fans taking Peter into their hearts and even leading to an offer to go to Brazil and play for Sao Paulo. He turned down the chance to go to Brazil and instead moved to Scotland to play for Dundee United for £65,000. He made his debut on the 23rd August 1989 in a 2-1 loss against Hamilton Academical coming on as a sub and scoring Dundee Utd only goal. A goal on debut would prove to be a rare highlight during his time in Scotland as he would only make 18 appearances and score 2 goals during his one season with Dundee Utd. Peter struggled to adapt to the physical nature of the Scottish Premiership and was quoted as saying ‘there is no empathise placed on skill and it’s a lot harder than expected’ he also said about his first game against Celtic ‘They were so physical and the match turned into a battle’. At the end of his first season in Scotland Peter was offered an escape. He moved to the tropical island of Madeira to play for CS Maritimo in the Portuguese first division. This would prove to be a good move as Peter scored 10 goals in 30 games over 2 years before moving to mainland Portugal to play for Gil Vicente where he scored 3 goals in 19 games in his only season with them. Following his departure from Gil Vicente at the end of the 1992/93 season Peter seems to go off the footballing map before turning back up in Northern Ireland when he signed for Ards in 1997. He spent 1 season with the red and blues scoring 2 goals in his 32 appearances in the Northern Irish top division. It seems Northern Ireland has become home for our hero as all his clubs have been in the lower leagues with spells at PSNI, Brantwood and Knockbreda before he signed for 1st Bangor in 2007. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find any stats from his time at these clubs. Peter Hinds in FMM17 I have to say I’m quite impressed by these stats from a 54 year old. His physical stats aren’t bad and there are much slower players in the game than him who are 20 years younger! I would have expected more from his mental stats for a man of his experience if you played him as a target man you would want much better than 4 teamwork. Technical stats are decent(ish) in couple of areas I like the look of 11 finishing and technique and 10 dribbling as well. It seems that Peter may have finally hung up his boots as he is now listed as manager of 1st Bangor so if you want to use his talents you will have to be quick as I doubt he will feature as a player in FMM18. Thank you for reading. 3 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Share this with others!