John Buchanan (footballer, born 1899)

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Jock Buchanan
Personal information
Full name John Buchanan
Date of birth (1899-03-15)15 March 1899
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Date of death 3 October 1947(1947-10-03) (aged 48)
Playing position Right half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1921 St Mirren
1921–1927 Greenock Morton
1927–1931 Rangers 96 (3)
1931–1932 Linfield
1932–1933 East Stirlingshire
National team
1929–1930 Scotland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John "Jock" Buchanan (15 March 1899 – 3 October 1947) was a Scottish professional football player.

Playing career[edit]

Buchanan was a versatile player who settled at right half, but could also play at the back or in attack. He started with Johnstone (then a senior team) and moved to St Mirren in 1919, and then to Greenock Morton in the summer of 1921. He led the attack in Morton’s surprise Scottish Cup victory of 1922, defeating Rangers 1-0 in the final.

He stayed at Cappielow until December 1927, by which time the team had been relegated, and joined Rangers who at that time were dominating Scottish football. He immediately won further honours, including the next four Scottish League championships, and the Scottish Cups of 1928 and 1930. The 1929 final, however, will be remembered for Buchanan being sent off in the defeat by Kilmarnock.[1] He moved to Linfield in Northern Ireland for the 1931/32 season, winning another League medal and reaching the Irish Cup Final, then played out a final season with East Stirlingshire before retiring in 1933.

Post football[edit]

He had a grocery business, but died relatively young.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jock Buchanan". Rangers FC History.co.uk. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 

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