James Harrower joined Hibernian in 1899 and was a part of the Scottish Cup winning side of 1902.
Debut: Dundee (2) vs Hibernian (2) - Division One (Old) - 16/09/1899
James Harrower was born in Clackmannan and began his career with his home town club before joining Hibernian.
He made his debut for the club in a 2-2 draw with Dundee in 1899 and scored his first of four goals at the turn of the century in 3-2 victory over Hamilton Academical in the first round of the Scottish Cup. Despite the disappointments of previous seasons, the following close season was spent working towards a stronger more successful Hibernian and the signing of a few new players gave the place a lift.
The Hibernian team c. 1901
Left to right: Archibald Gray, Peter Boyle, Robert Glen, James Hogg, Dan McMichael (Secretary), P Smith (Treasurer), F Docherty (Vice-President)
Bobby Atherton, Patrick Callaghan, James Harrower, Harry Rennie, Hamilton Handling, William McCartney, Alex Robertson
Whilst with the club, James saw much success with Hibs finishing fourth or higher in every season until 1901, before winning the Scottish Cup in 1902 and the league championship in 1903. Unfortunately, the club's fortune took a turn but James remained loyal to Hibs, becoming a fan favourite.
Over a nine-season stay at Hibernian, James made 188 appearances across all competitions before returning to Clackmannan in 1908.
Full Name: James Harrower
Date of Birth: c. 1878
Place of Birth: Clackmannan, Scotland