Wayne Buchanan

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Wayne Buchanan
Personal information
Full name Wayne Bernard Buchanan
Date of birth (1982-01-12) 12 January 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1999–2001 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2002 Chesterfield (loan) 3 (0)
2003–2009 Lisburn Distillery 226 (9)
Brisbane Olympic
Gold Coast United
2010 Gateshead 2 (0)
2010–2013 Blyth Spartans 55 (1)
Morpeth Town
2015 South Shields
2015–2016 Sunderland RCA
2016– Ashington
National team
2002–2003 Northern Ireland U21 5 (0)
2004 Northern Ireland U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:06, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Wayne Buchanan (born 12 January 1982) is a Northern Irish footballer. He is the cousin of Northampton Town left-back David Buchanan. Wayne Buchanan is the godfather of Rian Daniel Stevenson born 22nd Dec 2004 (Age 13)


Bolton Wanderers (and Chesterfield)[edit]

Buchanan started his career at Bolton Wanderers, making one appearance in the 2001–02 FA Cup fourth round against Tottenham Hotspur.[1]

While at Bolton, he made 3 league appearances on loan at Chesterfield in 2002.

Lisburn Distillery[edit]

Moving back to Northern Ireland after his release from Bolton, he signed for Lisburn Distillery where he spend six years making 226 appearances many as captain.

Move to Australia[edit]

He moved to Australia at the end of the 2008-2009 season, where he trialed for Gold Coast United coming close to winning a contract two occasions.[2]


Moving back to the United Kingdom in January 2010, he went on trial at Dundee before signing for Gateshead until the end of the 2009-2010 season.[3] Buchanan made his debut for Gateshead on 13 February 2010 away at Hayes & Yeading United.[4] Buchanan was released by Gateshead at the end of the 2009-10 season.[5]

Blyth Spartans[edit]

On 6 August 2010 it was announced that Buchanan had signed for Conference North side Blyth Spartans following a successful trial period with the club.[6]

He later joined Morpeth Town. joining Ashington in January 2015.[7] He moved to South Shields in July 2015,[8] but moved to Sunderland RCA the following month.[9] He rejoined Ashington in the 2016 close season.[10]


  1. ^ "Slick Spurs trash Bolton". BBC. 2002-05-02. Retrieved 2002-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Gold Coast United Sign Former Bolton Wanderers Defender Wayne Buchanan". goal.com. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  3. ^ "Gateshead 3-0 Consett - Friendly". Gateshead FC. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Hayes & Yeading United 3-2 Gateshead". Gateshead FC. 2010-02-14. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  5. ^ "Gateshead announce retained list". Gateshead FC. 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Blyth Spartans sign Wayne Buchanan". Blyth Spartans AFC. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  7. ^ "Ashington Sign Former Spartan Wayne Buchanan". News Post Leader. 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  8. ^ "Former Bolton and Lisburn defender joins South Shields revolution". Shields Gazette. 2015-07-06. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  9. ^ "Reports 2015-16". Sunderland RCA FC. 2015-08-22. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  10. ^ "Shildon hope that new signing Ferguson will help retain the title". Northern Echo. 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 

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