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 Utility

Still a fans' favourite, the versatile and dependable Murray had a star-studded testimonial match at Easter Road during the 2011/2012 season.

 

 

National team Scotland
International debut 15th October 2002 (versus Canada)

 

After a spell with Dundee United as a youngster, Edinburgh born Ian Murray made his Easter Road debut in 1999.

The versatile defender who can play almost anywhere in the defence and even up front, made 166 appearances in his first spell at Easter Road, scoring 17 goals, before his move to Rangers on a Bosman in 2006.

​However his Ibrox career stalled somewhat mainly due to a debilitating illness which ruled out of the game for more than six months. No doubt due to his illness, his appearances in the light blue of Rangers were severely limited, and he made only 43 appearances while in Glasgow.

​Murray moved to Norwich City in 2007 but again illness handicapped his progress and he was released late last year. Hibs stepped in to sign Murray for a second time on a short term contract, but consistently impressive displays at Easter Road have since earned him a contract till 2010.

​Murray made his full Scotland debut while at Easter Road first time round, coming on as a substitute in Scotland's 3-1 victory over Canada in October 2002. He made his first full appearance two years later against Moldova in a World Cup qualifying match. All told Murray has 6 caps.

During the 2011/2012 season, his tenth term at Hibernian, Murray was awarded a testimonial match at Easter Road. The current Hibernian squad played a Hibernian Legends team, comprising of individuals such as League Cup-winning manager John Collins, who netted a sublime postage-stamp strike on the day, fans' favourite Russell Latapy and Scotland striker Steven Fletcher.

Perhaps the biggest draw for the 2796 crowd was the appearance of French World Cup and European Championship winning pair Patrick Vieira, 35, and Robert Pires, 37, who played a significant part in the current Hibernian team.

The testimonial match amazingly finished 5-5, including man of the moment Murray missing a penalty during the first half!

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