It seems that new Silkmen signing Peter Vincenti is not only a top bloke on the pitch but off it as well, and I will start with the on field bits first! Peter is a 32 year old from Jersey in the Channel Islands and he is renowned as an attacking midfielder with an eye for goal. Indeed during the course of his career thus far, Peter has clocked up an impressive 300+ games for an array of teams the length and breadth of the country including Millwall, Stevenage, Aldershot Town, Mansfield Town and Rochdale. Most recently he was at The Sky Blues of Coventy City but he has chosen to opt for the royal blue colours of our beloved Silkmen on a two year deal that we hope he enjoys every minute of. Not only has he played an impressive number of games but he has an impressive resume of over 50 goals during that period ( he scored Stevenage’s first goal in the Football League against the Silkmen in a 2-2 draw in 2010) and I neglected to mention that he has been responsible for 20 assists as well.
Peter has also shown that he is quality off the field of play as well. In 2015 Peter received the Football League Unsung Hero of the Month as reward for his fantastic work with Edgars Gift (he is now a patron) which is a charity that aims to provide unique gifts / experiences to young cancer sufferers between the ages of 18-30. But it doesn’t stop there. During his time with Rochdale, Peter was community player of the year for four consecutive seasons, and has also been the recipient of the Professional Footballers Association community champion of the ward for three consecutive seasons as well.
Peter epitomises the sort of person we want at our club; a consummate professional on the pitch and a consummate human being off the pitch. Peter is spoken of in glowing terms by all round good guy and former Chief Executive of both the Silkmen and Rochdale Colin Garlick who says
‘He’s easy to work with. I can use him as a sounding board for anything to do with the players. He’s intelligent, reasonable, an open minded lad. And if he says hegoing to do somthing he does it. His charity work is typical of that character. he’s quite giving to others and he makes time for people. He’s hugely popular with the fans because he makes time for them. You can get closer to the players in the lower leagues but equally players will rush to get to the coach or flick a few autographs. Peter’s never like that. He make shimself available to the supporters. After games he spends time at the club with his family spealking to supporters.’
He really does seem a genuine all round good guy on our books and you can be assured Peter that the Macc lads and lasses will support you as much as you support them both on and off the pitch during your time with us!