Vale Peter Stone

Football Australia is saddened to hear of the passing of Socceroo cap #258, Peter Stone. 

Stone was born in Brisbane on September 30, 1954, before his family moved to Newcastle when he was nine years old. 

During the early 1960's , Peter played his junior football for Kotara South and Adamstown Rosebuds, before playing at senior level for Adamastown Rosebuds and a host of Sydney-based clubs.

The midfielder would go on to play at the highest level of Australian football, and enjoyed a stint abroad representing Tottenham Hotspur in 1980.

A NSW representative and player for National Soccer League Clubs APIA Leichhardt and St George, Stone made his international debut for Australia in a 1976 'B' International against Bologna. A year later he made his full international debut against Hong Kong and went on to represent Australia a total of 15 times, before retiring at the age of 29 in 1983., a website dedicated to Peter's achievements, shares: 

Peter made the difficult yet courageous decision at the young age of 18 to move away from home and move to Sydney in order to further his soccer career, and place himself in front of state and national selectors.   After several years of hard work on and off the field, he enjoyed great success at a state level, and then went on to play at the highest level of club football in Australia, and then at the highest level as a midfielder for the Socceroos." 

Football Australia sends its condolences to Peter's friends, family and all connected to him through football.