John Divers (footballer, born 1874)

John Divers (19 January 1874 – 13 March 1942) was a Scottish footballer who played as a forward for Hibernian, Celtic, Everton and Scotland.[7]

John Divers
Personal information
Birth name John Diver
Date of birth 19 January 1874[1]
Place of birth Calton, Scotland
Date of death 13 March 1942(1942-03-13) (aged 68)[1]
Place of death Bridgeton, Scotland
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Vale of Clyde
Benburb
–1893 Hibernian
1893–1897[2] Celtic 29 (15)
1897–1898[3] Everton 30 (11)
1898–1901[2] Celtic 34 (22)
1901–1904[4] Hibernian 25 (10)
Total 118 (58)
National team
1895[5] Scotland 1 (1)
1895[6] Scottish League XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He won the Scottish Cup on three occasions: with Celtic in 1899 and 1900 (having returned to the club for a second spell after a dispute over critical press reporters which led to his suspension and departure, along with Peter Meechan, in 1897),[8] and with Hibs in 1902.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Uniquely Celtic - The Soul and the Spirit (Chapter: "John the First"), Frank Rafter; Grosvenor House Publishing, 2015; ISBN 9781786237026
  2. ^ a b "Divers, John". FitbaStats (Celtic). Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  3. ^ "John Divers". Everton FC. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Divers, Johnny". FitbaStats (Hibernian). Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  5. ^ Scotland player John Divers, London Hearts Supporters Club
  6. ^ "SFL player John Divers". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  7. ^ (Smith 2013, p. 70)
  8. ^ "The Broxburn footballer who swapped shale pits for silverware". Daily Record. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  9. ^ John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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