Liam Buchanan

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Liam Buchanan
Personal information
Full name Liam Buchanan
Date of birth (1985-03-27) 27 March 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Alloa Athletic
Number 19
Youth career
2002 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Cowdenbeath 127 (52)
2007–2011 Partick Thistle 84 (30)
2011–2012 Dunfermline Athletic 44 (10)
2012 Sligo Rovers 10 (2)
2012–2013 Airdrie United 6 (0)
2013 Ayr United 14 (6)
2013–2014 East Fife 35 (11)
2014– Alloa Athletic 13 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Liam Buchanan (born 27 March 1985 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Scottish Championship club Alloa Athletic. A product of the Hearts youth system, Buchanan made his breakthrough at Cowdenbeath. Having spent five years at the Fife club, he joined Scottish Football League First Division side Partick Thistle and subsequently Dunfermline Athletic. After spells in the lower divisions of Scottish football, Buchanan then joined Scottish League One side East Fife. After a successful time in Methil, he moved to Scottish Championship side Alloa in July 2014.

Career[edit]

Buchanan made his breakthrough in football at Cowdenbeath, progressing through their youth system to play in the first team. Buchanan was prolific for the Central Park club, finishing top goalscorer in seasons 2005–06 and 2006–07.

Buchanan then signed for Partick Thistle at the start of the 2007–08 season. Buchanan was the Firhill club's top scorer that season, despite suffering a long-term injury early in 2008 and being out until October that same year, when he played in his return match against Airdrie United. Buchanan predominantly played in the number 9 shirt and was thought to be the next big prospect at the club. Buchanan notched 14 goals in that first season, from 27 starts and 3 substitute appearances.

In January 2011, Buchanan signed for Dunfermline Athletic.[1] Buchanan helped the club win the 2010–11 Scottish First Division that gained promotion to the Scottish Premier League. The club finished bottom of the table in the 2011–12 Scottish Premier League season and were automatically relegated into the Scottish Football League First Division.

In August 2012, it was confirmed that Buchanan had rejected a new contract with Dunfermline and signed for Sligo Rovers.[2][3] On 7 December 2012, Buchanan re-signed for Airdrie United.[4] Buchanan left Airdrie in 10 January 2013 and then signed for Ayr United until the end of the 2012–13 season. [5]

On 26 July 2013, Buchanan signed for East Fife.[6] After one season there, he signed for Alloa.[7]

Career Statistics[edit]

[8]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cowdenbeath 2002–03 10 2 2 0 12 2
2003–04 22 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 25 6
2004–05 28 7 1 1 1 0 2 0 32 8
2005–06 31 17 1 0 1 0 33 17
2006–07 36 20 3 2 2 1 2 0 43 23
Total 127 52 8 3 4 1 6 0 145 56
Partick Thistle 2007–08 22 11 4 3 3 0 1 0 30 14
2008–09 19 6 2 1 1 0 22 7
2009–10 26 10 1 0 2 2 1 1 30 13
Total 67 27 7 4 5 2 3 1 82 34
Career total 194 79 15 7 9 3 9 1 227 90

Honours[edit]

Sligo Rovers

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