Jim Docherty

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Jim Docherty
Personal information
Full name James Docherty
Date of birth (1956-11-08) 8 November 1956 (age 57)
Place of birth Broxburn, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Fauldhouse United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1979 East Stirlingshire 47 (28)
1979 Chelsea 3 (0)
1979 Dundee United 2 (0)
1979–1981 Hearts 5 (0)
1981–1982 St Johnstone 49 (13)
1982–1984 Partick Thistle 10 (0)
1984 Meadowbank Thistle (loan) 3 (0)
1984 Dunfermline Athletic 2 (0)
Total 121 (41)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jim Docherty (born 8 November 1956 in Broxburn) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a striker.


Docherty began his short professional career with East Stirlingshire, where a prolific spell saw him sign for Chelsea in a club record £45,000 deal, which is still a club record transfer to this day.[1] Just three games into his Chelsea career, Docherty left to join Dundee United on a free transfer, but then subsequently left after playing only two matches for The Terrors. A further short time with Hearts preceded a spell with St Johnstone, where Docherty played just under fifty league matches. After leaving Perth, Docherty had short spells with Partick Thistle, Meadowbank Thistle (on loan) and Dunfermline Athletic. His professional career, which ended in his late twenties, lasted seven years.

Jim now lives in Bathgate, West Lothian in Scotland. He is married to Kathleen and has two grown up sons Ryan and Steven. He also now works as the Managing Director for a successful Drainage Company called Euro Environmental Contracts.


  1. ^ "East Stirling's cult heroes". BBC Sport website. 14 May 2005. 

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