Story: Football

Peter Whiting, 1964

A man seated for a formal portrait wearing a white New Zealand football uniform with a silver fern badge on his uniform.

Peter Whiting is shown here in an official portrait for the 1964 world tour by the New Zealand football team. He went on to become the first New Zealander to leave this country and play professional football overseas. A goalkeeper, he joined Charlton Athletic in the English second division in 1967.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Crown Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-194808-F
Photograph by Crown Studios

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Neill Atkinson, Steve Watters and Alida Shanks, 'Football - Men's professional football', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Neill Atkinson, Steve Watters and Alida Shanks, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 7 Jun 2023 with assistance from Alida Shanks