| Peter Marinello|
| (1950-02-20) 20 February 1950 (age 65)|
Peter Cormack, Bob McNab, Peter Simpson, Jon Sammels, Charlie George
Peter Marinello Wikipedia
Peter Marinello (born 20 February 1950) is a former Scottish football player.
Marinello started his career at Hibernian, and could play either as a centre forward or right winger. He was regarded as being talented enough there that he was dubbed "the next George Best" by the British press.
In January 1970 a month before his 20th birthday he joined Arsenal for £100,000, a club record fee at the time. The accquiring of Marinello also marked the first time that Arsenal had paid a six-figure sum for a player. He went on to score on his debut, against Manchester United at Old Trafford on 10 January 1970. However a combination of a newly adopted celebrity party lifestyle and a knee injury led to a dip in his footballing form and meant that he was not a regular in the Arsenal team. Marinello was not part of the squad for Arsenal's Inter-Cities Fairs Cup triumph of 1970 and he only played three matches in their 1970-71 Double-winning campaign. He subsequently played eight league matches in 1971-72 and thirteen in 1972-73. In total he played 51 matches for Arsenal, scoring 5 goals. Marinello left Arsenal in July 1973 after failing to agree a new contract.
He next played for Portsmouth followed by Motherwell, Fulham, Phoenix Inferno, Heart of Midlothian and Partick Thistle.
Though he retired a wealthy man, a failed business venture left him bankrupt in 1994. He now runs an amateur football club and lives in Bournemouth, Dorset.Hibernian
League Cup: 1969 -Runners Up Medal