'Jocky' Petrie

Jocky Petrie
John Petrie on photo from 1885.jpg
Petrie pictured in 1885
Personal information
Date of birth (1867-06-21)21 June 1867
Place of birth Arbroath, Scotland[1]
Date of death 13 July 1932(1932-07-13) (aged 65)
Place of death Arbroath, Scotland
Position(s) Right winger
Youth career
Alpine and Crown
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Strathmore
Arbroath
1891–1892 Distillery
1892–1920 Arbroath
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

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.[2] In 1891, Petrie signed for Distillery, playing in the Irish League for a season, before returning to Arbroath. In 1920, Petrie retired from football, later becoming a kitman and trainer for Arbroath.[3]

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.[4]

References[]

  1. ^ Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
  2. ^ "About The 36-0 Team". Arbroath F.C. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame Inductees". Arbroath F.C. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  4. ^ "13-goal hero Jocky's Hall of Fame honour for part in Lichties' 36-0". The Courier. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2021.