Jim Buchanan
Jim Buchanan
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

Jim Buchanan was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The forward joined Thistle in 1887, having most recently been with Rangers.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 3rd September, 1887, in a 10-0 win at home to Westbourne in the Scottish Cup.

That day, Jim achieved the rare feat of scoring a hat-trick on his debut!

He scored the last of his 11 known goals on Tuesday, 3rd January, 1888, in a 4-2 friendly win away to Sunderland.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 5th May, 1888, in a 6-2 friendly defeat away to St Bernard's, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 30 occasions.

His club-list included Rangers, Partick Thistle, Kilsyth Wanderers and Hamilton Academical.

We don't know where or when Jim died. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Goal(s) Match
goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 03.09.1887 Westbourne [h] W10-0 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
goal.png 01.10.1887 Cowlairs [a] L1-2 (Glasgow Cup 1st Round)
goal.png 15.10.1887 Dumbarton [h] W4-3 (Friendly)
goal.png 05.11.1887 Kilmarnock [h] D2-2 (Scottish Cup 4th Round)
goal.png 19.11.1887 Airdrieonians [a] W4-3 (Friendly)
goal.png 03.12.1887 Renfrew [h] L1-2 (Friendly)
goal.png 24.12.1887 St Bernard's [h] W4-0 (Friendly)
goal.png 31.12.1887 Rangers [a] L1-3 (Friendly)
goal.png 03.01.1888 Sunderland [a] W4-2 (Friendly)

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