Peterhead F.C. facts for kids
|Full name||Peterhead Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Blue Toon|
|Capacity||3,150 (1,000 seated)|
|League||Scottish League One|
|2015–16||Scottish League One, 3rd|
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.
The club was founded in 1891. The club was a Highland League club for most of its history.
The club were granted league status in 2000 when the SPL was expanded to twelve clubs leaving two places to be filled; Elgin City joined them in the Third Division from the Highland League.
Jim McInally 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.
On 20 January 2013, Peterhead hosted Rangers, a game watched by 4,855 spectators. This remains 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.
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.
Peterhead's home ground is Balmoor, which has a capacity of 3,150.
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.
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
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)
- Manager: David Robertson
- Coach: Jordon Brown
- Goalkeeping Coach: Jim Butter
- Fitness Coach: Stuart Hogg
- Physiotherapist: Gregg Smith
- Chairman: Rodger Morrison
- Director: Michael Duncan
- Director: Leslie Hill
- Director: Conrad Ritchie
- Director: Charlie Watt
- Youth and Community Liaison: Nat Porter
- Colin Grant (1976–1980)
- Dennis D'Arcy (1980–1981)
- Joe Harper (1981–1982)
- Dave Smith (1982–1983)
- Jim Hamilton (1983–1990)
- George Adams (1990–1991)
- Jim Guyan (1991–1993)
- Ian Wilson (1993–1994)
- David Watson (1994–1995)
- Ian Wilson (1995–1998)
- Ronnie Brown (1998–2000)
- Ian Wilson (2000–2004)
- Iain Stewart (2004–2006)
- Steve Paterson (2006–2008)
- Neale Cooper (2008–2011)
- John Sheran (2011)
- Jim McInally (2011–2022)
* Prior to Colin Grant's appointment the team was picked by committee.