Players to wear the green and white of the Hibees.

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Position Striker

Steve Cowan was a prolific goal scorer who enjoyed a successful career spanning 13 years and almost 300 games in Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Steve Cowan Profile


Alex Ferguson signed the 13 year old Paisley born youngster on an 'S' form for St Mirren then took him to Pittodrie three years later.

His versatility however prevented him from securing a regular starting spot with Aberdeen and he played almost every position including goalkeeper when he replaced Bryan Gunn who was sent off in a reserve game.

He is fondly remembered by the Dons' fans, in particular for scoring a long range effort to win the Drybrough Cup for the Club. He also helped the Club to win two league titles.

The Hibernian fans quickly took to the young striker, with Cowan scoring the winner when Graeme Souness visited Leith with his brand new Rangers side in 1986. His partnership with Gordon Durie remains one of the most productive in the Club's history. In season 1985/86, Cowan would finish top goalscorer in Scotland with a total of 28 goals.


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Steve Cowan and Rangers' Ally McCoist battled it out to be the top flight's top scorer in 1986


While Durie secured a big money move to Chelsea, injury and a change of manager hampered Steve's Easter Road career. Cowan could only muster four goals during season 1986/87.

After a spell with Motherwell, he moved to Portadown where his goals helped the Club secure two Irish League titles and an Irish Cup.



Full name Steve Cowan
Date of birth 17th February 1963
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 5ft 11in

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