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Martin Buchan Squad Index
Information:
1969-70 Squad Number:
6
Position:
Left Half
Date of Birth:
06th March 1949
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
11st 4lbs
Signed:
30th July 1964
Career History:
Banks o? Dee ?A?/Aberdeen prov. 30th July 1964, pro. August 1966/Manchester United 4th March 1972 125,000/Oldham Athletic 1st August 1983 free transfer, retired due to injury October 1984/Burnley manager June-October 1985
 
Profile:
One of the most gifted defenders ever to grace Pittodrie. A product of Banks O' Dee he developed in to a sweeper under the guidance of Eddie Turnbull. Was also the youngest captain ever to lead a club to success in the Scottish Cup in 1970. Named as Scotland's Player of the Year in 1971 it was Manchester Utd who paid a record 125,000 for his services. Scotland international before his move Buchan he made 34 appearances for his country. Manager of Burnley in 1985. Son of Martin senior, brother of George, Martin's son Jamie also played for the Dons in th elate 90's. Full name: Martin McLean Buchan.
Martin Buchan

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
05/10/1966
Aberdeen 9-2 Deveronvale
Friendly Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 17 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1971-72
25
0
1
6
0
0
2
0
0
4
0
0
37
0
1
9
0
0
1970-71
34
0
2
6
0
0
4
0
0
2
0
0
46
0
2
5
0
0
1969-70
19
0
2
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
2
2
0
0
1968-69
24
3
2
6
0
1
6
0
0
3
1
0
39
4
3
8
0
3
1967-68
24
0
2
5
0
0
3
0
0
2
0
1
34
0
3
1
0
0
1966-67
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
1
2
0
Totals:
130
3
9
23
0
1
20
0
0
11
1
1
184
4
11
26
2
3
Total Appearances/Goals: 188 11  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1978-79 29/11/78
Portugal v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1978-79 25/10/78
SCOTLAND v Norway
Euro Championship Qualifier
1978-79 20/09/78
Austria v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1977-78 11/06/78
Holland v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1977-78 07/06/78
Iran v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1977-78 03/06/78
Peru v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1977-78 13/05/78
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1977-78 12/10/77
Wales v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1977-78 07/09/77
East Germany v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1976-77 23/06/77
Brazil v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1976-77 18/06/77
Argentina v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1976-77 15/06/77
Chile v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1976-77 13/10/76
Czechoslovakia v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1976-77 08/09/76
SCOTLAND v Finland
Friendly
1975-76 17/12/75
SCOTLAND v Romania
Euro Championship Qualifier
1975-76 03/09/75
Denmark v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1974-75 13/05/75
SCOTLAND v Portugal
Friendly
1974-75 05/02/75
Spain v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1974-75 30/10/74
SCOTLAND v East Germany
Friendly
1973-74 22/06/74
Yugoslavia v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1973-74 18/06/74
Brazil v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1973-74 06/06/74
Norway v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1973-74 14/05/74
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
1973-74 11/05/74
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1973-74 27/03/74
West Germany v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1972-73 14/02/73
SCOTLAND v England
Friendly
1972-73 15/11/72
SCOTLAND v Denmark
World Cup Qualifier
1972-73 18/10/72
Denmark v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1971-72 05/07/72
Brazil v SCOTLAND
Brazilian Independence Cup
1971-72 02/07/72
Czechoslovakia v SCOTLAND
Brazilian Independence Cup
1971-72 29/06/72
Yugoslavia v SCOTLAND
Brazilian Independence Cup
1971-72 24/05/72
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
1971-72 10/11/71
SCOTLAND v Belgium
Euro Championship Qualifier
1971-72 13/10/71
SCOTLAND v Portugal
Euro Championship Qualifier
Total Appearances: 34