Nickname

Played

 

1963-1970
1980
Apperances

 

182, 75 goals
20, 1 goal

Position
Midfielder

 

Peter began his career with Hibs, who he joined in 1962 having previously been on the groundstaff at local rivals Heart of Midlothian while playing for Tynecastle Boys Club. In March 1970, after scoring 75 times in 182 games for Hibs, Cormack joined Nottingham Forest, costing Forest £80,000. Unfortunately, for Cormack and Forest they were relegated from the top flight in 1972.

Whilst at Hibs, Cormack caught the eye of John Prentice who was then manager of the Scottish national side, Prentice awarded Cormack his first cap on the 25 June 1966 in a prestigious friendly with Brazil at Hampden Park, Brazil were warming up in readiness to play in the '66 World Cup which was to be held South of the border in England. Cormack's debut was certainly a memorable occasion as the Scots held the reigning World Champions to a 1-1 draw.

Cormack was signed by Liverpool manager Bill Shankly in July 1972 for a fee of £110,000.

He was an integral part of Liverpool's midfield as the Anfield club won their first trophies of the 1970s - a League championship and UEFA Cup double by the end of his first season for the in 1973.

In 1976, Liverpool completed another League and UEFA Cup double. Unfortunately an injury to Cormack in October led to him missing the rest of the season including the UEFA Cup final, In the November 1976 Cormack swapped Anfield for Ashton Gate joining Bristol City for £50,000.

After four years in Bristol, Cormack returned briefly to hometown club Hibernian, finishing his playing career with Partick Thistle where he became manager in 1980. He later took coaching roles in Cyprus and Botswana, including managing the Botswana national side, before returning to Hibernian as assistant manager under Alex Miller.

In December 2000 he had ten days as manager of Cowdenbeath, where he was sacked without the side playing a game. He also managed Greenock Morton between July 2001 and March 2002.

He now works on the after-dinner speaking circuit.

   
 
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