Born in Edinburgh, Cormack was a skillful midfield player who began his career with Hibernian. He joined the Leith side in 1962 having previously been on the groundstaff at rivals Hearts while playing for Tynecastle Boys Club.
National team Scotland
International debut 25th June 1966 (versus Brazil)
The very definition of a "big game player" during his time at Easter Road, Cormack would go on to be revered by fans North and South of the border for his achievements with Hibernian and Liverpool alike.
Cormack's career had actually started across the city with Hearts, where he was a member of the Tynecastle side's ground staff. However, frustrated with tending to the pitch rather than playing on it, the teenager jumped at the opportunity to join the recently appointed Walter Galbraith at Easter Road.
It was clear from Cormack's debut that this was a footballer with the talent to play at the highest level of the game. At the age of just 16, he made his first appearance for the Club in a 2-1 away defeat to Airdrie, scoring the only goal with the kind of diving header that would become a trademark during his career.
Despite this result, the green and white faithful took quickly to Cormack, sensing they had something special on their hands. In particular, the young Cormack's unique style of dribbling caught the eye; he would almost glide across the pitch on the balls of his feet, always ready to spring into the air to head the ball.
Full name Peter Barr Cormack
Date of birth 17th July 1946
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland