The defender played 47 matches for the Men of Steel during his stay in India.
Peter Hartley, the former captain of ISL club Jamshedpur FC, has joined Hartlepool United FC, a club based in County Durham. Hartlepool United FC is currently playing in Football League two and are ranked 22nd out of the 24 teams, after the completion of 24 matches.
He left Jamshedpur FC this season after the club suffered a devastating start to the league and he himself being sent off in his last ISL match (against ATK Mohun Bagan at Kolkata).
About the Player
This will be Hartley’s second stint with Hartlepool United FC, previously representing the club 166 times, scoring ten goals from (2009-2013). The 34-year-old started his career at Sunderland, representing their youth team for six years from (2000-2006) and since has played for several clubs across the United Kingdom.
Before joining Jamshedpur FC, Hartley plied his trade for Motherwell FC in the Scottish Premiership from 2018 to 2020. In his last season, he captained the outfit to the third spot, which helped them qualify for Europa League’s first qualifying round.
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Peter Hartley at Jamshedpur FC
Peter Hartley joined Jamshedpur FC in 2020 under Owen Coyle, who played an instrumental role in signing the defender. He was given the captain’s armband in his debut season and Jamshedpur FC finished the season in the sixth spot.
In the next season, Jamshedpur went on to win the ISL Shield, finishing the league stage in the first spot. Hartley was a vital cog in the team’s success as his presence was felt in both defence and attack. Overall the defender has represented Jamshedpur FC 47 times and has scored six goals, most of which were came from headers.
Owen Coyle exited the club in 2022, with many foreign players like Jordan Murray and Greg Stewart following his footsteps. Aidy Boothroyd was appointed as Coyle’s successor but he couldn’t bring immediate success, with the team currently languishing at the bottom of the ISL points table.