Peter Campbell (Rangers footballer)

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Peter Campbell
Personal information
Full name Peter Campbell
Date of birth 1850s
Place of birth Rhu, Argyll, Scotland
Date of death January 1883
Place of death Bay of Biscay
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1872–1879 Rangers n/a
1879–1880 Blackburn Rovers n/a
National team
1878–1879 Scotland 2 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Peter Campbell (born late 1850s in Rhu in Argyll; died January 1883) was a Scottish footballer, who was one of the four founding members of Rangers Football Club. He made 24 Scottish Cup appearances for Rangers and scored 15 goals.

Club career[edit]

Along with fellow founding members Peter McNeil, Moses McNeil and William McBeath, Campbell played in Rangers' first ever match against Callander F.C. at Flesher's Haugh, Glasgow Green in 1872. He continued to play for Rangers until 1879, helping the club to the Scottish Cup finals of 1877 and 1879. After his career at Ibrox, he played briefly for English club Blackburn Rovers for the 1879-80 season before retiring from football.[1]

On 22 February 2010 Peter Campbell was inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame.

International career[edit]

He also represented the Scotland national team, playing twice against Wales in 1878 and in 1879, scoring in both.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 March 1878 Hampden Park, Glasgow  Wales 1-0 9-0 Friendly
2 23 March 1878 Hampden Park, Glasgow  Wales 3-0 9-0 Friendly
3 7 April 1879 Acton Park, Wrexham  Wales 1-0 3-0 Friendly


He died from drowning after his ship Saint Columba sank in the Bay of Biscay during a storm as it ferried coal from south Wales to Bombay in 1883.[2]


  1. ^ "Rangers: The forgotten history" Herald (20 August 2009)
  2. ^ "Revealed: The curse of the Rangers pioneers" Daily Record (14 July 2009)

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