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: Forward

Colin Harris 1Debut: Aberdeen (2) vs Hibernian (0) - Scottish Premier League - 05/01/1985
Appearances: 32
Goals: 5


Colin Harris was born in Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway in 1961 and began his career with Raith Rovers. He had been at Starks Park as a youngster and was signed as an 18-year-old by manager Gordon Wallace, making his debut in 1980.

He moved to Dundee in 1983 and nicknamed ‘Bomber’, Colin made his debut against Rangers and made a sensational start with a goal in the first minute with his first touch for his new club. There was plenty of competition at Dundee at the time for a forward position and by the end of the season Colin had made just 12 starts and five substitute appearances.

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After just a year at Dundee, Colin transferred to Hibernian in exchange for Graham Harvey. Signed by John Blackley, Colin made his debut for Hibs in a 2-0 defeat to Aberdeen in January 1985 and would find himself on the score sheet for the first just over a week later in a 2-1 victory over Rangers. Colin made 32 appearances for Hibs across two seasons and played in the 1985 Scottish League Cup Final, but he was not a successful signing for John Blackley. With five goals to his name, Colin was allowed to leave Hibs to rejoin Raith Rovers in 1986.

He scored 50 goals in 93 league games in his second spell at Raith, before he enjoyed a successful spell with Hamilton where he won two Scottish Challenge Cup winners' medals. While Colin was normally played as a striker, he was also capable of playing in goal, and he did so for Hamilton.

After leaving Hamilton in 1993, Colin also played for Cowdenbeath, Clydebank, Meadowbank Thistle and Queen of the South before retiring.

In 2015, Colin was inducted into the Raith Rovers Hall of Fame.


Full Name: Colin Harris
Date of Birth: 22nd February 1961
Place of Birth: Sanquhar, Scotland

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