|Full name Peter Marinello|
Name Peter Marinello
|Playing position |
Role Football player
|Date of birth (1950-02-20) 20 February 1950 (age 65)|
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Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Peter marinello interview the great ideas summit 2011
Peter Marinello (born 20 February 1950) is a former Scottish football player.
- Peter marinello interview the great ideas summit 2011
- PART 1: NARC's Peter Marinello on Tampa Bay's Media Talk
- Later playing career
- After playing
PART 1: NARC's Peter Marinello on Tampa Bay's Media Talk
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.
Later playing career
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.