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.

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Whilst also representing the Scottish League, McCartney played once for Scotland, in a 5–1 win against Ireland in the 1902 British Home Championship.

 

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National team Scotland
International debut 1st March 1902 (versus Ireland)

 

The forward played for Rutherglen Glencairn and Ayr United before signing for Hibernian in 1899.

Playing throughout four season in green and white, McCartney unfortunately missed the 1902 Scottish Cup Final due to a broken leg sustained in the semi-final tie against Rangers.

McCartney returned the following season, linking up extremely well with fellow internationalist Bobby Atherton in Hibernian's Championship-winning side of 1902/03. A critic wrote in 1899 that McCartney was "the best forward Hibs have had" and later he was described as a "big, robust, tearaway type of winger".

Following the Championship season, McCartney was transferred to Manchester United, howeever the player moved to West Ham after just one season with the Northern English club.

 


 

Full name Bill McCartney
Place of birth Newmilns, Scotland

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