He was the Forfar footballer who rejected a move to Inter Milan to serve up fish and chips in Dundee.
Peter Cabrelli was playing part-time football with the Loons in Division Two when he was offered professional terms as player/coach with the Italian giants.
However, he turned down the move to Serie A due to commitments in Dundee at his dad’s chippy.
Pat Kelly, author of Dundee United Who’s Who, said: “Peter not going to Inter was Dundee’s gain as he made fabulous chips.
“I remember them well from the top of Caird Avenue.
“By all accounts, Peter was some player.”
Cabrelli’s career is being remembered by his former clubs on the 80th anniversary of his retirement from the senior game.
Born in Dundee in 1910, he was the son of Italian exile Andrew Cabrelli, who began the family chip shop business with shops in Hilltown and Lawton Road.
He started his career in the junior ranks before signing for Dundee in 1930 but never managed to break into the first team.
He joined Forfar and during his period at Station Park he also spent time with family in Italy where he played matches with Borgotaro, Genoa and Inter Milan.
Cabrelli turned down that full-time move to Milan but his skills also gained recognition from Manchester United, who asked him to sign for them.
Falkirk FC historian John Meffan said: “Soon the clubs came scouting in Forfar trying to lure him down south, Chelsea and Manchester United being amongst the big names mentioned, but when it came to signing his first full-time deal he made the only obvious choice: turning down such fly-by-night teams to take a chance at being allowed to play on the hallowed turf that was Brockville Park.
“Peter was moderately successful in a pretty poor Falkirk side which was facing what would be their first-ever relegation.”
Cabrelli moved on to Raith Rovers where he remained until the war broke out when he was called up for national service.
While stationed as a driver with the army in England during the Second World War, he guested for various teams including Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Bradford City, Millwall and Reading.
After the war he played the first full peacetime season with Dundee United before winding down with Arbroath then Montrose.
His professional career came to a close in 1938 with the Gable Endies but he continued to play in his 40s with Dundee Juventus in the Dundee Half-Holiday League.
Montrose FC historian Forbes Inglis said: “Even in the twilight of his career Cabrelli was still a fine player.
“Towards the end of his career he was captain of Montrose and appeared in a Scottish Cup tie that produced one of the biggest cup shocks of the time.
“Montrose were then in C Division while Queen of the South were in A Division, the then top league, but the Gable Endies pulled off a giant killing act and won 2-1.
“The week before the cup-tie QOS had defeated Celtic 2-0 at Palmerston and the following week they beat Rangers 3-2 at Ibrox so Montrose’s victory was a real coupon buster.”