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Hibernian Player Archie Buchanan Details

Buchanan, Archie

PositionMidfield
NationalityScottish
Signed FromEdinburgh Thistle
Sold ToSt Mirren
Games Played296 [Show all]
Games Started296
Games On As Sub0
Goals21
Yellow Cards0
Red Cards0
DebutVs Aberdeen on 15/09/1945 in Scottish Southern League (H 1-1)
First GoalVs Queen of the South on 10/08/1946 in Scottish League (H 9-1)


Season Breakdown

 Scottish LeagueScottish CupLeague CupOtherTotal
SeasonStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)Goals
1956/19574 (0)10 (0)00 (0)00 (0)04 (0)1
1955/19569 (0)00 (0)00 (0)02 (0)011 (0)0
1954/19553 (0)00 (0)06 (0)00 (0)09 (0)0
1953/195420 (0)10 (0)09 (0)00 (0)029 (0)1
1952/195324 (0)05 (0)19 (0)04 (0)042 (0)1
1951/195225 (0)23 (0)05 (0)04 (0)037 (0)2
1950/195127 (0)45 (0)14 (0)00 (0)036 (0)5
1949/195024 (0)21 (0)08 (0)00 (0)033 (0)2
1948/194926 (0)03 (0)06 (0)00 (0)035 (0)0
1947/194829 (0)15 (0)05 (0)00 (0)039 (0)1
1946/194712 (0)40 (0)07 (0)40 (0)019 (0)8
1945/19460 (0)00 (0)00 (0)02 (0)02 (0)0
Totals203 (0)1522 (0)259 (0)412 (0)0296 (0)21


Last 5 Games Started

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
17/11/1956AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 11)Partick ThistleLost0-3
10/11/1956HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 10)DundeeDrawn1-1
29/09/1956AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 4)AberdeenLost1-3
22/09/1956HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 3)Heart of MidlothianLost2-3
28/04/1956AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 34)Stirling AlbionWon3-0


Last 5 Games Scored In

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
10/11/1956HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 10)DundeeDrawn1-1
24/10/1953HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 6)ClydeWon4-0
14/03/1953HomeScottish Cup (R4)AberdeenDrawn1-1
19/01/1952AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 22)Partick ThistleWon2-1
17/11/1951HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 11)East FifeWon4-2


Current Comments

7 comments so far (post your own)

Archie Buchanan was signed from Edinburgh Thistle in 1943. A joiner by trade he lived near Easter Road. He was a class act in the great Hibs team of the late 1940s/early 1950s, an 'unsung' hero perhaps. Unlucky not to have earned any representative honours, - arguably his leg break in 1954 hampered his international hopes.

Also played for Cowdenbeath. Latterly he was a scout for St Mirren.

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 09/06/2011 - 17:41

One of those players unjustly forgotten behind the glamour of the Famous 5.

Posted by justin on 02/09/2013 - 00:13

Does he live in Lytham now?

Posted by martino on 07/11/2013 - 22:01

Sadly he passed away many years ago in his 50's. Very proud of my grandad, thank you for your comments, lovely to hear.

Posted by Nicola Buchanan on 10/01/2014 - 21:17

Archie was my father and sadly died on 12.12.1983.. He was a wonderful dad and friend to many. He will always be remembered and sadly missed his 4 grandchildren growing up and now his seven great-grand children.

Posted by Susanne Gavin on 20/03/2014 - 13:18

I was 16 years and playing Boys' Brigade football in Inverleith Park in Edinburgh. After changing at the end of the game I came out to meet my father, who was the BB captain, and he was talking to a gentleman.. It was Archie and he asked me if I would like to come and play for Edinburgh Thistle. He was so kind and helpful and I accepted. I had a great time there! That was 1967!!!

Posted by Euan McIntyre on 24/08/2015 - 18:00

This is my great uncle

Posted by Jack on 17/03/2016 - 13:01

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