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 Striker

Darren Jackson became the first player to have played for Meadowbank Thistle to be capped at full international level, a feat he achieved during his time at Hibernian. He played in Scotland's goalless draw with Russia in March 1995.

 

Darren Jackson Profile

 

National team Scotland
International debut 29th March 1995 (versus Russia)

 

Jackson made his debut for Meadowbank in 1986 but a little more than a year later he was transferred to Newcastle United where he teamed up for the first time with future Easter Road colleague Michael O'Neill.

After fifty-three first team games at St James Park between 1986-1989 he moved to Dundee United. Scoring 43 goals from 79 league appearances while at Tannadice, he attracted the attention of Hibs and signed for the Easter Road club in 1992 teaming up with the likes of Jim Leighton, Keith Wright and of course Michael O'Neill.

 

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Jackson celebrates scoring for Hibernian (pic: SNS)

 

Transferred to Celtic in 1997, he spent two seasons at Parkhead where his appearances would be limited by a serious illness, before moving to Hearts during the 1998-99 season.

Darren Jackson played for Scotland 28 times including the 1998 World Cup Finals in France, twenty of them between 1995 and 1997 while at Easter Road. This made Jackson the third most capped Hibs player behind Lawrie Reilly and Jim Leighton.

 

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Darren Jackson playing for Scotland

 

His last appearance was as a substitute in Scotland's 3-2 win against Estonia in a European Championship qualifier at Tynecastle in October 1998.

 


 

Full name Darren Jackson
Date of birth 25th July 1966
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5ft 10in

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