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Peterhead
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Full name Peterhead Football Club
Nickname(s) The Blue Toon
Founded 1891; 126 years ago (1891)
Ground Balmoor, Peterhead
Ground Capacity 3,150[1] (1,000 seated)
Chairman Rodger Morrison
Manager Jim McInally
League Scottish League Two
2016–17 Scottish League One, 9th (relegated via play-offs)
Website Club website

Peterhead Football Club are a football club based in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They currently play in Scottish League Two after being relegated via the playoffs in the 2016–17 season.[2]

Their home ground is Balmoor in Peterhead, with 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 only 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 this rivalry has waned. They now have a new rivalry with Elgin City. On 22 November 2011, Peterhead earned a game against Celtic in the Scottish Cup, which was held at their stadium, Balmoor, on 8 January 2012. The visitors won 3–0.[4] On the opening game of the Scottish Third Division 2012–13 campaign, Peterhead achieved one of their greatest results by earning a 2–2 draw against Rangers, denied victory by an 89th-minute equaliser.[5] On 20 January 2013 Peterhead hosted Rangers for a second time that season, the game was watched by 4,855 spectators. This is Balmoor's all-time record attendance with approximately 400 more fans than the previous fixture. On Saturday 18 April 2014, Peterhead clinched their first trophy as a football league club by winning the Scottish League Two title, beating Clyde 2–0 at Broadwood Stadium.[6]

On Saturday 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, with over 2,000 travelling from Peterhead to cheer the Blue Toon.[7]

Honours[edit]

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

Scottish League Two Champions: (1) 2013–14

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

Club records[edit]

Biggest league win: 17–0 Fort William 1998

Biggest home defeat: 0–10 Fraserburgh 1974

Biggest away defeat: 0–13 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)

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 August 2017[8]

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

No. Position Player
Scotland GK Greg Fleming
England GK Fraser Hobday
Scotland DF Jason Brown
Scotland DF David McCracken (captain)
France DF Mikael Ngango Dikobo
Scotland DF Scott Ross
Scotland MF Scott Adams
Scotland MF Jordon Brown
Scotland MF Scott Brown
Scotland MF Paul Cairney
Scotland MF Simon Ferry
No. Position Player
Nigeria MF Samson Gabriel
Scotland MF Willie Gibson
Scotland MF Marc Lawrence
Scotland MF Jack Leitch
Scotland MF Nicky Riley
Scotland MF Jamie Stevenson
Scotland FW Rory McAllister
Scotland FW Russell McLean
Scotland FW Mason Robertson
Scotland FW Allan Smith

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Scotland FW Lewis Buxton (on loan to Keith)

Club officials[edit]

As of 1 July 2017[9][10]

Coaching staff[edit]

Board[edit]

  • Chairman: Rodger Morrison
  • Vice-Chairman: Ian Grant
  • Director: Harry Fraser
  • Director: Nat Porter[11]
  • Finance Director: Charlie Watt
  • General Manager: Martin Johnston[11]

Managers[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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 Sport. BBC. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Peterhead 0–3 Celtic". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Peterhead 2–2 Rangers". Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Clyde 0–2 Peterhead". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  7. ^ English, Tom (10 April 2016). "Rangers 4–0 Peterhead". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "2017–18 Peterhead squad". Peterhead FC. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Management". Peterhead FC. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Board". Peterhead FC. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Two key appointments confirmed". Peterhead FC. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Peterhead part with manager Cooper and line up Sheran". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Manager John Sheran axed by Peterhead". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 

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