Peter Somers

The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the legendary


West Cemetery, Wellhall Road, Hamilton ML3 9BY
Saturday 7th April 2018 at 1pm

Strathaven-born Peter Somers was a much loved and respected Celtic player. Born in June 1878, Peter would go on to make a total of 219 appearances for Celtic scoring a total of 65 goals.

Starting his footballing career at Mossend Celtic before moving to Cadzow Oak, where he was introduced to first class junior football, it would be local team Hamilton Academical who would give Peter his shot at the professional leagues in 1897.

Then on the 29th of November 1897 Celtic would come calling. He would make his debut on the 4th of December 1897 vs Third Lanark in a 4-0 Scottish League victory, scoring a goal on his debut. He would stay at Celtic Park for 3 seasons before moving south on loan to Blackburn Rovers where he would cement his place in the Blackburn starting eleven.

Peter returned to Celtic in August 1902 to form the famous forward line of Bennett, McMenemy, Quinn, Somers and Hamilton. This Celtic team would go on to create one of the most successful eras in the history of Celtic Football Club. He was a major part of the Celtic teams who would go on to record the original six-in-a-row and in total he would win:

6 Scottish League Championships, 3 Scottish Cups, 4 Glasgow Cups and 4 Glasgow Charity Cups.

Peter Somers was undoubtedly one of the all-time Celtic greats.

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