John Divers

Read all the news about Celtic hero John DiversJohn 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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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 – 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...

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...

Hail Hail Media · Jan 22, 2017
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...

Jim Craig CSC · Oct 9, 2012
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.

TEAMtalk · Sep 23, 2014
Sky Sports · Sep 23, 2014

Former Celt Divers dies

Continue reading “Former Celt Divers dies” on Sky Sports.

Sky Sports · Sep 23, 2014
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 · Sep 23, 2014
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...

Celtic FC · Mar 27, 2013
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