THE PLAYERS

 

Players to wear the green and white of the Hibees.

Here is a growing collection of players and internationalists to feature for Hibernian throughout the years.

Position Defender

A former Scotland under-21 captain, Edinburgh born Paul Hanlon is another product of Hibernian's Academy set-up. He made his debut as a sixteen year old under Mixu Paatelainen in January 2008, a 3-0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

 

paul hanlon profile

 

The defender, who won Hibernian's Player of the Year in the 2010/11 and 2013/14 campaigns, started out as a left-back, before becoming an accomplished centre-half.

With over 300 appearances to his name, Paul has been a virtual ever-present with many of the managers he has played under at Easter Road Stadium.

His favourite memory in a Hibernian jersey will have been scoring in the final seconds of the William Hill Scottish Cup match at Tynecastle against Heart of Midlothian, which saw Hibernian dramatically come from 2-0 down in the last 10 minutes. Hibernian then ended the much-documented wait to lift the trophy once again that season, with Paul playing the final.

The centre-back, who has captained Hibernian on occasion, played his part with Hibernian in season 2016/17, helping the side to get back to the Ladbrokes Premiership.

A stand-out performer in the side's return to the top tier, Paul's form was recognised with a call-up to the Scotland squad for a friendly match against the Netherlands in November 2017.

In March 2018, Hibernian announced that the long-serving defender is to enjoy a testimonial year to mark a decade playing with the Leith side.

 


 

Full name Paul Hanlon
Date of birth 20th January 1990
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5ft 11in

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