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: Left Back

Robert Glen made his league debut at 16 years old for his hometown club, Renton. He joined Hibernian in 1898 and remained at the club for nine seasons making 163 appearances. 

Robert Glen ProfileDebut: Partick Thistle (1) vs Hibernian (4) - Division One (Old) - 03/09/1898
Appearances: 163 

Robert Glen was born in Renton in 1875 and began his career with his local club making his league debut aged just 16. Fast and an incisive tackler, Robert impressed enough to earn a move to Sheffield Wednesday in the summer of 1893. It was a short-lived transfer, however, as he made just one first-team appearance for the Yorkshire side before returning to Renton, where he remained until January 1897.

Robert then signed for Rangers, where he stayed for a season before joining Hibernian in 1898.

Hibernian 1901The 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

He made his debut in a 4-1 victory over Partick Thistle and was a part of the Scottish Cup winning side of 1902. Robert remained at Hibs for nine seasons and made 163 appearances across all competitions.

He returned to Renton for a third spell before retiring from the game.

Full Name: Robert Glen
Date of Birth: 16th January 1875
Place of Birth: Renton, Scotland

National Team: Scotland
International Debut: Wales (2) vs Scotland (2) - British International Championship - 23rd March 1895

Internationally, Robert was capped for Scotland three times and made his debut in a 2-2 draw with Wales in 1895 at The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham in front of a crowd of 4,000. Almost a year later, he faced Wales again and Scotland came out victorious in a 4-0 win. His final appearance for Scotland was in 1900 in a 3-0 victory over Northern Ireland.

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