Divers, John

Birth Date

24th November 1931

Birthplace

Glasgow

Occupation

Winger

Biographical Text

Divers and his Clyde team mate, John Ferrier, were both signed by Exeter City at the same time in May 1956.

Despite the pair of them having an offer to join Walsall, they chose Exeter after travelling to Devon and having a look around the club.

A Scottish junior international, having won four caps, Divers had played alongside Ferrier at Ashfield before they moved to Clyde.

He made his Exeter City debut against Coventry City at Highfield Road in August 1956 and became one of the smallest players to have played for the Grecians’ first team, being just 5ft. 4ins tall.

In and out of the first team at St James’ Park, Divers was not retained at the end of the 1956-57 season.

Divers had offers from Queen of the South, St Johnstone and Stirling Albion in December 1956, and also had talks about moving to Workington and Yeovil Town in the summer of 1957.

He eventually signed for East Stirling, where he scored one goal in 23 appearances. Divers died in November 2005.

Appearances

12

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