'Jocky' Petrie

Jocky Petrie
John Petrie on photo from 1885.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1867-06-21)21 June 1867
Date of death 13 July 1932(1932-07-13) (aged 65)
Position(s) Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Strathmore
Arbroath
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John "Jocky" Petrie (21 June 1867 – 13 July 1932) was a Scottish footballer who played for Arbroath. He holds the record for the most goals ever scored in a senior British football game with 13 goals.

Career[]

Petrie signed for Arbroath from local club Strathmore. On 12 September 1885, Petrie, at the age of 18, scored 13 times for Arbroath in a record 36–0 win over Bon Accord.[1]

Aftermath[]

At an international level, his record was not equaled until 2001 by Archie Thompson who scored 13 goals for Australia in a 31–0 win over American Samoa.

In 2017, Petrie was inducted into Arbroath's hall of fame.[2]

References[]

  1. ^ "About The 36-0 Team". Arbroath F.C. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  2. ^ "13-goal hero Jocky's Hall of Fame honour for part in Lichties' 36-0". The Courier. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2021.