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Full Name: John Hope Peddie (also known as Jock)
Born: 21 March 1877
Came from: Manchester United Went to: Manchester United
First game: 01 September 1903 Last game: 30 April 1904
Appearances: 46 (46/0) Goals: 21
Peddie, commonly known as either 'Jack' or 'Jock', began his career with Scottish junior side Benburb in his native Glasgow. In 1895 he signed for Third Lanark and spent two years there before joining Newcastle United following a successful trial.
A centre-forward, he had a magnificent record of 78 goals in 135 appearances for the Magpies, spending five seasons with the club and finishing as top scorer in four of them. He also played a significant part in the team that won promotion to the First Division in 1898. In 1902 he moved on to Manchester United, but stayed for just one season, despite scoring 11 times in 30 games, before joining Argyle.
Peddie wrote his name into the Argyle history books by scoring the first two goals for the newly professional club, one each in the first Western League and Southern League fixtures, and he also scored later in the club's first FA Cup tie. After just one season however, he chose to return to Manchester United, where he played for a further three years, becoming club captain and helping the club to win promotion to the top flight in 1906.
In 1907 Peddie returned to Scotland to play for Heart of Midlothian but suffered a serious knee injury which limited his appearances over the following two seasons. This eventually led to his retirement, although he did continue to play in amateur football until emigrating to the United States where he lived in Detroit until his death in 1928.
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