Divers, John

Birth Date

24th November 1931





Biographical Text

John Divers made a dozen league appearances for Exeter City in 1956/57. He joined the club from Clyde and later played for East Stirling. He won a Scottish Cup winners medal with Clyde in 1955.

John and his Clyde team mate John Ferrier were each signed by Exeter City at the same time in May 1956 after both had also received offers from Walsall.

Winning four Scottish junior caps when with Ashfield, John signed for Glasgow club Clyde with whom he went on to win a Scottish Cup medal in 1955 as the 'Bully Wee' beat Celtic by a single goal after a replay (with former Exeter City player Harry Haddock also featuring in the winning side that day)     .

John made his Exeter City debut against Coventry City at Highfield Road in August 1956 but, in and out of the team all season, made just a dozen league appearances and was not  retained at the end of the season.

Having offers from a number of clubs during his time at St James' Park, and also from Workington and Yeovil Town in the summer of 1957, John signed for East Stirling where he scored one goal in 23 appearances.

John died in November 2005.


Exeter City league games only






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