HONOURS & RECORDS

 

Honours, milestones and records achieved by Hibernian Football Club.

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The Hibernian team of 1876

 

Famous firsts in Domestic, European and Global football.

 


 

DOMESTIC

 

Domesticaly, Hibernian were:

involved in the first game conducted under floodlights

the first club in British top-flight football to have shirt sponsorship

the first club to wear the green

the first club in Scotland to install under soil heating

the first club to have an electronic scoreboard

the first club to win successive First and Second Division Championships

involved in the first game to have the crowd dubbed on TV

the first club to produce a player to be capped by England whilst not playing in the English League - Joe Baker

the first club to produce 3 players who scored 100 goals on either side of the Scotland/England border - Bobby Johnstone, Martin and Joe Baker

 


 

EUROPE

 

In European football, Hibernian were:

​the first club from Britain to play in Europe.

the first British club to reach the European Cup semi-final

the first British club to beat Real Madrid

the first club to play Roma on British soil

the first British team to score a European goal, scored by Eddie Turnbull

 


 

GLOBAL

 

In World football, Hibernian were:

​the first club to win the 'Championship of the World' in 1886

the first British club to play in the "World Club Championship" tournament in 1953

the first British club to tour Africa (Nigeria and Ghana)

the first and the only British football side to be named in the Brazilian football encyclopedia

 


 

MATCHES

 

First competitive match:
vs Heart of Midlothian (a), 22nd September 1877 - Scottish Cup 1R (Drew 0-0)

First match at Easter Road:
vs Clyde, 4th February 1893 - Challenge Match (Lost 4-3)

First competitive match at Easter Road:
vs Morton, 26th August 1893 - Scottish Division Two (Won 9-2)

First home League match:
vs Morton, 26th August 1893 - Scottish Division Two (Won 9-2)

First away League match:
vs Partick Thistle, 19th August 1893 - Scottish Division Two (Won 2-1)

First home match in the Top Division:
vs Celtic, 24th August 1895 - Scottish Division One (Won 4-2)

First away match in the Top Division:
vs Third Lanark, 17th August 1895 - Scottish Division One (Won 7-2)

First Scottish Premiership match:
vs Motherwell (h), 4th August 2013 - (Lost 1-0)

First Scottish Championship match:
vs Livingston (h), 9th August 2014 - (Won 2-1)

First Scottish Cup match:
vs Heart of Midlothian (a), 22nd September 1877 - 1R (Drew 0-0)

First Scottish Cup Final victory:
2-1 (vs Dumbarton, 12th February 1887 - Hampden Park)

First Scottish League Cup match:
vs Celtic (h), 21st September 1946 - 1R Group 3 (Won 4-2)

First Scottish League Cup Final victory:
2-1 (vs Celtic, 9th December 1972 - Hampden Park)

First home match in all European competition:
vs Rot-Weiss Essen, 12th October 1955 - European Cup 1R 2nd Leg (Drew 1-1)

First away match in all European competition:
vs Rot-Weiss Essen, 14th September 1955 - European Cup 1R 1st Leg (Won 4-0)