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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Not The View · Dec 30, 2019

Ian Young

December saw the passing of, over 160 appearances in the Hoops between 1961 and 1968 and still memorialised in song to this day: There’s Fallon, Young and Gemmell, who proudly wear the green, There’s Clark, McNeill and Kennedy the best there’s ever been, Jim Johnstone, Murdoch, Chalmers, John Divers and John Hughes, And...

The Celtic Star · Oct 2, 2019

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

If you know the history – Celtic at birth, 50 & 100: Part 14 – September 1938 Willie Maley’s Scottish champions had ended August with a last-day goal blitz against Third Lanark at Celtic Park, John Divers scoring four as the Hi Hi were on the receiving end of an 8-1 hammering in the replayed...

The Celtic Star · Jan 27, 2019

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

Towards the end of January 1962, Celtic were lying in 3rd place in the league table, just behind Dundee and Rangers but ahead of Partick Thistle and Dunfermline...

The Celtic Star · Jan 9, 2019

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

Towards the end of 1896, Celtic football club was in some disarray.

The Celtic Star · Oct 9, 2018

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

Celtic had started their European Cup Winners’ Cup campaign of 1963/64 in superb fashion with a 5-1 demolition of Swiss side Basle in the Stadion St Jakob, the goals coming from John Divers, Bobby Lennox and John Hughes, who notched a hat-trick...

The Celtic Star · Jul 7, 2018

Jim Craig – There are only three John Divers

Through the years since the first match in 1888, Celtic put out three players in their teams called John Divers, all of them forwards.

History Bhoys Abroad · Mar 26, 2018

History Bhoys Abroad – John Divers Jr

One from the back catalogue. Episode 21 sees us dive into the mid 50s for a player who’s bloodline runs deep within the history of Celtic...

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

On this day in 1939, Celtic beat Hearts 2-1 in the replay of a third round tie in the Scottish Cup...

Hail Hail Media · Jan 22, 2017

History Bhoys Abroad – Episode 21 – John Divers Jnr

Episode 21 sees us dive into the mid 50s for a player who’s bloodline runs deep within the history of Celtic...

Herald Scotland · Sep 26, 2014

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

The room was appointed with mementos and souvenirs from a past life...

Sky Sports · Sep 23, 2014

Former Celt Divers dies

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TEAMtalk · Sep 23, 2014

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

Continue reading “Scottish football: Former Celtic striker John Divers has died aged 74” on TEAMtalk.

Celtic FC · Sep 23, 2014

Former Celt John Divers passes away

FORMER Celt, John Divers, who played for the club between 1957 and 1966 sadly passed way today (Tuesday) at the age of 74...

Celtic FC · Mar 27, 2013

It was 50 years ago today

ON a cold spring evening 50 years ago today, on Wednesday, March 27, 1963, three young Celts made their debuts for the club...

Jim Craig CSC · Oct 9, 2012

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

Celtic had got their European Cup Winners’ Cup campaign of 1963/64 off to a wonderful start with a 5-1 demolition of Swiss side Basle in the Stadion St Jakob, the goals coming from John Divers, Bobby Lennox and John Hughes, who notched a hat-trick. Joh...

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