John Divers

Celtic hero John Divers was born in Clydebank, Scotland on 6 August 1911. Died 8 June 1984, aged 72

Divers was a creative, goal-scoring but tough inside left, who joined Celtic from Renfrew Juniors in 1932. He helped the club to win two league titles in the 1930s and was also the creative mastermind behind the its victory in the Empire Exhibition Trophy of 1938, when Celtic beat Everton 1-0 in the final. He left Celtic for Morton in 1945, moved to Oldham Athletic for several months in 1947 before returning to finish his career with a second spell with Morton between 1948 and 1949. He earned one cap for Scotland, against Ireland in October 1938.

Divers was the nephew of former Celtic and Ireland player Patsy Gallacher, while his son, also named John, played for Celtic and Partick Thistle.

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The Celt · Jul 11

War stats 1939/40

The Celt · Jul 8

WW2 Stats [1939/40] Regional League [West]

The Celt · Jul 3

E.AMacBride’s WW2 Diaries [Aug 1942-June 1943]

The Celt · Jun 3

Eugene MacBride’s Celtic Diaries [Sep 1897-May 1898]

The Celt · Jun 1

Eugene MacBride’s Celtic Diaries [Aug 1895-May 1896]

The Celt · May 11

E.A.MacBride’s records [August – December 1936]

The Celt · May 3

Potter’s Patter The Arthurlie Disaster of 1897

Not The View · Dec 30, 2019

Ian Young

The Celtic Star · Oct 2, 2019

Celtic 6 Rangers 2, ‘Sine Die’ Ban for Rangers man, wonderfully named referee Charlie Faultless

90 Minute Cynic · Jul 26, 2019

Celtic What If…John McGinn| Brendan Rodgers| Champions League|Lincoln Red Imps

The Celtic Star · Jan 27, 2019

Jim Craig – Goals from Bobby Carroll, John Divers and Mike Jackson see off Morton

The Celtic Star · Jan 9, 2019

Jim Craig – Celtic defence was “wide open as a barn door”

The Celtic Star · Oct 9, 2018

Jim Craig – The lowest attendance for a European match at Celtic Park

The Celtic Star · Jul 7, 2018

Jim Craig – There are only three John Divers

History Bhoys Abroad · Mar 26, 2018

History Bhoys Abroad – John Divers Jr

The Celtic Star · Feb 22, 2018

‘On this day in 1939, Celtic beat Hearts in a Scottish Cup replay, John Divers scored the winner,’ Jim Craig

Hail Hail Media · Jan 22, 2017

History Bhoys Abroad – Episode 21 – John Divers Jnr

Herald Scotland · Sep 26, 2014

John Divers 1940-2014: one of a trio of family members who played 1000+ games for Celtic

Sky Sports · Sep 23, 2014

Former Celt Divers dies

TEAMtalk · Sep 23, 2014

Scottish football: Former Celtic striker John Divers has died aged 74

Celtic FC · Sep 23, 2014

Former Celt John Divers passes away

Celtic FC · Mar 27, 2013

It was 50 years ago today

Jim Craig CSC · Oct 9, 2012

If You Know The History – 9th October Celtic 5 Basle 0 Cup Winners’ Cup 1963

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