|Full name Peter Hetherston|
Height 1.75 m
|Playing position |
Name Peter Hetherston
|Date of birth (1964-11-06) 6 November 1964 (age 51)|
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Peter Hetherston (born 6 November 1964) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.
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. In May 2002, Hetherston was appointed manager of Albion Rovers, releasing fifteen players just a week later. Hetherston faced a charge in November 2003 for making sexist remarks about women in football and promptly resigned after another charge three weeks later.
Hetherston – who is now a publican – was one of a number of players who featured in the 2001 film A Shot at Glory, starring Robert Duvall and Michael Keaton.
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.