David Buchanan

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David Buchanan
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Personal information
Full name David Thomas Hugh Buchanan
Date of birth (1986-05-06) 6 May 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Rochdale, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Preston North End
Number 16
Youth career
? Roach Dynamos JFC
? Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Bury 188 (0)
2010–2011 Hamilton Academical 28 (1)
2011–2012 Tranmere Rovers 41 (1)
2012– Preston North End 33 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Northern Ireland U19 7 (1)
2006–2008 Northern Ireland U21 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:43, 6 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

David Thomas Hugh Buchanan (born 6 May 1986) is a footballer who plays for Preston North End. His cousin is former Lisburn Distillery footballer Wayne Buchanan.


Born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, Buchanan was called into the Northern Ireland under-19 squad in November 2004 for their match against Italy.[1]

Buchanan was released from Bury at the end of his contract. The club had offered Buchanan a new contract, however after previous failed negotiations and period of no response from the player following a new contract offer, the club sought a replacement player and issued a statement claiming that the club would not be held to ransom over contract negotiations.[2]

He signed for Hamilton Academical in July 2010[3] before moving to Tranmere Rovers in the summer of 2011.[4] The club offered him contract terms for the 2012-13 season.[5] Although the club reported that he and his agent had agreed a two year contract, they reported on 24 May that Preston North End had agreed a deal with them.[6]

Buchanan made his debut for Preston on 13 August 2012 against Huddersfield Town in the first round of the League Cup.[7] On 17 December 2013, Buchanan extended his contract with Preston for a further twelve months, thus keeping him at the club until the summer of 2015.[8]


  1. ^ "Buchanan earns N Ireland call-up". BBC Sport. 2004-11-30. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  2. ^ "I will not be held to ransom". Bury FC. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Buchanan signs for Hamilton". ITV. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Hilton, Nick (29 July 2011). "The arrival of David Buchanan should ramp up the competition for places at Tranmere Rovers". Wirral News. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Moore Rebuilding Squad". Tranmere Rovers FC. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Buchanan To Join Preston". Tranmere Rovers FC. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Preston 2-0 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "PNE Extend Nine Players’ Contracts". Preston North End Official Website. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 

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