Ian Petrie is swarmed by reporters after Rangers were relegated in 1978. Photo: SCMP Ian Petrie is swarmed by reporters after Rangers were relegated in 1978. Photo: SCMP
Ian Petrie is swarmed by reporters after Rangers were relegated in 1978. Photo: SCMP

Who was Ian Petrie? – Hong Kong Rangers founder a revolutionary who squandered success with his inability to cultivate people

  • He broke barriers by bringing in Asia’s first Western professionals but within less than two years they had abandoned him
  • Petrie was said to have been chased down Leighton Road by a player who was wielding a hatchet and determined to use it

Topic |   Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA)
Ian Petrie is swarmed by reporters after Rangers were relegated in 1978. Photo: SCMP Ian Petrie is swarmed by reporters after Rangers were relegated in 1978. Photo: SCMP
Ian Petrie is swarmed by reporters after Rangers were relegated in 1978. Photo: SCMP
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