Peter Nellies

Peter Nellies (24 April 1886 – 15 July 1930) was a Scottish footballer,[1] who played for Heart of Midlothian (where he played before, during and after World War I while also working in a reserved occupation as a coal miner during the conflict, and is ranked 8th on the club's all-time appearances list in the Scottish Football League), King's Park and Carlisle United.

Peter Nellies
Nellies playing for Hearts in 1912
Personal information
Date of birth 24 April 1886
Place of birth Kingseat, Scotland
Date of death 15 July 1930(1930-07-15) (aged 44)
Place of death Glasgow, Scotland[1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Douglas Water Thistle
1908–1921 Heart of Midlothian 339 (11)
1921–1922 King's Park 17 (0)
1922–1923 Berwick Rangers
1923–1924 Carlisle United
National team
1911–1919 Scottish League XI 9 (1)
1913–1914 Scotland 2 (0)
1915–1917 Scottish League (wartime) 4 (0)
1918 Scotland (wartime) 1 (0)
Teams managed
1922–1923 Berwick Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He gained two caps for the Scotland national team (one as captain)[2] and was selected nine times for the Scottish League XI, and was also manager of Berwick Rangers.[2]

Nellies's sister married footballer Willie Cringan;[3] the brothers-in-law played together once for the Scottish League XI in 1919.[4]

See also


  1. The Hawthorns Series, Scottish Sport History, October 2014
  2. (Smith 2013, p. 229)
  3. Statutory registers - Marriages - Search results, ScotlandsPeople
  4. Association Football | The Inter-League Game, The Glasgow Herald, 24 February 1919
  • Smith, Paul (2013). Scotland Who's Who. Pitch Publishing. ISBN 9781909178847.