Peter Hetherston
Personal information
Full name Peter Hetherston
Date of birth (1964-11-06) 6 November 1964 (age 57)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Falkirk 70 (7)
1987–1988 Watford 5 (1)
1988 Sheffield United 11 (0)
1988–1991 Falkirk 79 (9)
1991–1994 Raith Rovers 108 (10)
1994–1996 Aberdeen 33 (0)
1996–1997 Airdrieonians 8 (4)
1997–1999 Partick Thistle 5 (1)
1999–2001 Raith Rovers 32 (2)
2003 Queen of the South 1 (0)
Total 352 (33)
Teams managed
1999–2001 Raith Rovers
2002–2003 Albion Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Peter Hetherston (born 6 November 1964) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Career

Hetherston played over 350 league matches during his seventeen-year playing career, appearing for eight different clubs. Hetherston was appointed as manager of Raith Rovers in 1999, spending two years with Rovers before resigning in December 2001.[1] In May 2002, Hetherston was appointed manager of Albion Rovers,[2] releasing fifteen players just a week later.[3] Hetherston faced a charge in November 2003 for making sexist remarks about women in football[4] and promptly resigned after another charge three weeks later.[5]

Hetherston – who is now a publican – was one of a number of players who featured in the 2001 film A Shot at Glory,[6] starring Robert Duvall and Michael Keaton.

Family

Peter's younger brother, Brian, was also a talented midfielder. During his career he played for St Mirren and Raith Rovers as well as representing Scotland at Under-21 level. In 1997, he was diagnosed with epilepsy but managed to continue with his career. He died at his home in Coatbridge, Scotland on 4 March 2006 from a suspected epileptic fit. He was 29 years old.[7]

Honours

Player

Falkirk
1990–91
Raith Rovers
1992–93
Aberdeen
1995–96

Manager

Raith Rovers

References

  1. ^ "Hetherston quits Raith". BBC Sport website. 11 December 2001.
  2. ^ "Albion appoint Hetherston". BBC Sport website. 7 May 2002.
  3. ^ "Hetherston releases 15 players". BBC Sport website. 14 May 2002.
  4. ^ "'Sexist' boss could face fine". BBC Sport website. 10 November 2003.
  5. ^ "Boss Hetherston quits Rovers". BBC Sport website. 2 December 2003.
  6. ^ "Caught in Time: Aberdeen's last hurrah". The Sunday Times. 21 September 2008.
  7. ^ "Death of Brian Hetherston, aged 29". Scotsman.com. 7 March 2006.