Focus On; Mike Pejic

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Pejic started his career with Stoke City under the management of Tony Waddington. He became an important player in Stoke’s successful early 1970s side, helping the club win the League Cup in 1972.

A left-back, he was renowned for being a tough player and was prone to being sent off, and on one occasion was suspended for five matches. He broke his leg in February 1975, and in his absence City’s genuine First Division title challenge fell away. He was sold to Everton for a £135,000 fee in February 1977, where he played three seasons before joining Aston Villa in 1979. He retired due to injury in 1980.

He later managed Leek Town, Northwich Victoria, Chester City, and Malaysian side Selangor FA, and also coached Port Vale from 1986 to 1992. In the late 2000s he coached at Plymouth Argyle and Ipswich Town.


  • Full Name: Michael Pejic
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of Birth: 25.01.1950
  • Birthplace: Chesterton
  • Nation: England
    • Full Caps: 4
  • Major League Career
    • 1968-76, Stoke City (274/6)
    • 1976-79, Everton (76/2)
    • 1979-80, Aston Villa (10/0)
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