Peter Somers

Celtic hero Peter Somers was born in Strathaven, Lanarkshire on 3 June 1878. Died 27 November 1914 aged 36.

A creative inside forward, Peter Somers was a mainstay of the Celtic team which dominated Scottish football in the Edwardian era. He began in local football in the Motherwell area and appeared briefly for Hamilton Academical, but signed for Celtic in 1897. He took time to develop into an effective team player, and went on loan to Clyde and then to Blackburn Rovers.

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