Liam Buchanan

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Liam Buchanan
Personal information
Full name Liam Buchanan
Date of birth (1985-03-27) 27 March 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 9
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)
2014–2015 Alloa Athletic 33 (14)
2015– Livingston 66 (31)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2014.

Liam Buchanan (born 27 March 1985 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Scottish Championship club Livingston. 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.


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 three 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 signed for Airdrie United.[4] Buchanan left Airdrie on 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]



Dunfermline Athletic[8]
Sligo Rovers[8]



  1. ^ "Dunfermline sign Liam Buchanan from Partick Thistle". BBC Sport. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Buchanan signs for Sligo Rovers". Sligo Rovers F.C. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Champions League chance lures Buchanan to Ireland". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Airdrie Utd v Falkirk preview: Buchanan poised for Diamonds bow". Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  5. ^ "Ayr United FC - Daily Record". Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  7. ^ "Buchanan joins Alloa - Scottish Professional Football League". 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  8. ^ a b Liam Buchanan at Soccerway
  9. ^ "Livingston 2–1 Alloa Athletic". Livingston F.C. 8 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Buchanan named top young player". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 19 January 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Division Two team of year". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "SPFL Awards". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 

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