Peterhead F.C.

Peterhead Football Club are a football club based in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They currently play in Scottish League One after being promoted in the 2018–19 season.[2]

Peterhead Football Club
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Full namePeterhead Football Club
Nickname(s)The Blue Toon
Founded1891; 130 years ago (1891)
GroundBalmoor, Peterhead
Capacity3,150[1] (1,000 seated)
ChairmanRodger Morrison
ManagerJim McInally
LeagueScottish League One
2020–21Scottish League One, 7th of 10
WebsiteClub website

Their home ground is Balmoor, which has a capacity of 3,150.[1] The current manager is Jim McInally, who was appointed on 7 October 2011 following the sacking of John Sheran on 23 September 2011 after the side won one game in 17 matches.[3]

Peterhead's traditional rivals are the Highland League team Fraserburgh; however, since their election to the Scottish Football League in 2000 this rivalry has waned; they now have a new rivalry with Elgin City.

On 20 January 2013, Peterhead hosted Rangers, a game watched by 4,855 spectators. This is Balmoor's all-time record attendance, with approximately 400 more fans than the previous fixture.

On 18 April 2014, Peterhead clinched their first trophy as a Scottish Football League club by winning the Scottish League Two title, beating Clyde 2–0 at Broadwood Stadium.[4]

On 14 November 2015, Peterhead reached their first cup final since leaving the Highland League, beating Queen's Park to reach the Scottish Challenge Cup final. The club were beaten 4–0 by Rangers at Hampden Park.[5]

HonoursEdit

Scottish League Two Champions: (2) 2013–14, 2018–19

Scottish Challenge Cup Runners-up: (1) 2015–16

Highland League Winners: (5) 1946–47, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1988–89, 1998–99

Highland League Cup Winners: (5) 1962–63, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1980–81, 1988–89

Scottish Qualifying Cup (North) Winners: (6) 1946–47, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1985–86, 1997–98

Aberdeenshire Cup Winners: (20) 1905–06, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1946–47, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1958–59, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1998–99

Aberdeenshire Shield Winners: (2) 1998–99, 2009–10

Scottish Week Challenge Cup Winners: (3) 2011, 2012, 2013

Club recordsEdit

Biggest win: 17–0 v Fort William 1998

Biggest home defeat: 0–10 v Fraserburgh 1974

Biggest away defeat: 0–13 v Aberdeen (Scottish Cup in 1923–24)

Record home attendance (Recreation Park): 8,643 v Raith Rovers (Scottish Cup, 25 February 1987)

Record home attendance (Balmoor Stadium): 4,885 v Rangers (Third Division, 20 January 2013)

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 3 June 2021[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   NIR Brett Long
3 MF   SCO Ryan Conroy
4 DF   SCO Andy McDonald
5 DF   SCO Jason Brown
6 MF   SCO Simon Ferry
8 MF   SCO Scott Brown (captain)
12 MF   SCO Andy McCarthy
14 FW   ENG Niah Payne
15 MF   SCO Alan Cook
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF   SCO Derryn Kesson
18 MF   SCO Jordon Brown
27 GK   SCO Lenny Wilson
99 FW   SCO Derek Lyle
MF   SCO Lyall Cameron (on loan from Dundee)
MF   SCO Gary Fraser
MF   SCO Josh Mulligan (on loan from Dundee)
MF   SCO Hamish Ritchie

Club officialsEdit

As of 1 February 2021[7][8]

Coaching staffEdit

BoardEdit

  • Chairman: Rodger Morrison
  • Director: Michael Duncan
  • Director: Leslie Hill
  • Director: Charlie Watt
  • General Manager: Martin Johnston
  • Youth and Community Liaison: Nat Porter

ManagersEdit

* Prior to Colin Grant's appointment the team was picked by committee.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Peterhead Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Peterhead FC: Champions!". Buchan Observer. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Jim McInally becomes Peterhead manager". BBC. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Clyde 0–2 Peterhead". BBC. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  5. ^ English, Tom (10 April 2016). "Rangers 4–0 Peterhead". BBC. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Playing Staff". Peterhead FC. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Team Management". Peterhead FC. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  8. ^ "The Board". Peterhead FC. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Peterhead part with manager Cooper and line up Sheran". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Manager John Sheran axed by Peterhead". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2016.

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