Peter Dowds

Celtic hero Peter Dowds was born in Johnstone, Scotland on 1 January 1871. Died 2 September 1895, aged 24

Dowds was born in Johnstone and joined Celtic in 1889. He began as a forward and scored 21 goals in 1890–91 as Celtic finished the inaugural Scottish League season in 3rd place behind Dumbarton and Rangers. He moved to left-half for the 1891–92 campaign as Celtic finished in 2nd place again behind Dumbarton.

He was tempted to move into English football with Aston Villa in the summer of 1892 and he played 20 times in 1892–93 scoring three goals as Villa finished fourth. He then moved on to Stoke where he spent the 1893–94 season playing 19 times as Stoke ended in up in 11th place. He made a return to Celtic for the 1894–95 campaign however he fell ill with tuberculosis and died on 2 September 1895 at the age of just 24.

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Celtic Quick News · Dec 27, 2017

“The Greatest Ever All Round Celt”

Peter Dowds of Irish parentage and the son of an iron miner was born and died in the same house at 27 Graham Street, Johnstone in the space of 25 years...

Celtic Quick News · Jun 20, 2016

The Greatest Ever All Round Celt?

“The Greatest Ever All Round Celt.” Peter Dowds of Irish parentage and the son of an iron miner was born and died in the same house at 27 Graham Street, Johnstone in the space of 25 years...

Hail Hail Media · Mar 6, 2014

Celtic Graves Society – Peter Dowds

On Saturday, March 1st 2014 at 11.30am, The Celtic Graves Society held a ceremony to mark the previously unmarked resting place of former Celtic player Peter Dowds at Abbey Cemetery, Elderslie...

Celtic FC · Feb 28, 2014

Celtic Graves Society event to remember Peter Dowds

THE latest Celtic Graves Society event takes place this Saturday, March 1 at Abbey Cemetery, Elderslie, Renfrewshire to mark the resting place of Peter Dowds, one of Celtic’s early greats.

The Shamrock · Feb 26, 2014

Peter Dowds – Early Celtic Star Commemorated

This Saturday sees the Celtic Graves Society mark the resting place of one of Celtic’s early promising stars who died at the tragically young age of only 24.

Maley's Bhoys · May 14, 2012

The Story of Peter Dowds

Peter Dowds Nowadays, when the Celtic support think of versatility in the current squad, two or three names spring to mind, namely those of Joe Ledley, Charlie Mulgrew, and perhaps even Victor Wanyama...

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