'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)
* 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.


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]


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]


  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.