Matt Piper


Matt Piper

Leicester-born Matt Piper is best known as a former Leicester City FC winger. He made history by scoring the last ever competitive goal at the club’s old ground at Filbert Street.

His playing career never reached the heights it was destined for as he was plagued by injury and after a spell at Sunderland FC and Oadby Town FC, he retired at the age of 26.

He suffered from problems related to alcohol and was helped by the Sporting Chance Clinic. Matt writes about his personal battles in his autobiography Out of the Darkness: My Story In Football, published in August 2020.

Matt is co-owner of the FSD Academy in Leicester which offers life skills, sport and education for youngsters aged 16 to 19.

He is a football co-commentator for BBC Radio Leicester, a community ambassador for Leicester City Football Club and local charity Menphys. Last year he volunteered to wrap Christmas gifts for our charity at Highcross.

He is married to Leanne and has three sons and a stepdaughter.



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