Peter Weir

Signed by Alex Ferguson while at St Mirren in 1978, Peter Weir was a skillful, talented left winger, easily one of the best players, if not the best, ever to wear the red and white of Neilston Juniors.

 

 

As Alex Ferguson moved on to manage Aberdeen, so did his left winger and after 60 appearances at Love Street, Peter went on to clock up 160 appearances for the Dons over 7 seasons before moving on to Leicester City, Ayr United and a spell back with St Mirren.

However it was at Pittodrie that Peter would taste glory winning 2 Premier League titles, 3 Scottish Cup finals and a League Cup final.

 

 

But the best was yet to come. Just 5 years after tormenting opposition right backs at Brig O’Lea, Peter Weir was sending an inch perfect pass down the left wing for Mark McGhee to cross for John Hewitt’s winning goal against Real Madrid in the 1983 European Cup Winners Cup Final in Gothenburg.

 

 

 

Peter is in the back row, 4th from the left in this photo of the victorious Aberdeen team that night in Gothenburg.

 

To add to his honours, Peter would go on to win the UEFA Super Cup against European Champions SV Hamburg and he would gain 6 full caps for his country.