TIMELINE

 

Since the inception of the Club, Hibernian have always had an ambitious and progressive outlook.

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1880 - 1889

1884: OFF-FIELD SUCCESS

Hibernians challenge the local player recruitment rules imposed by the Edinburgh Football Association after the Club fail to field eleven fit players in the 1982/83 Edinburgh Association Shield Final. The rules are resultantly abolished in 1884.

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1885: THE HIBERNIAN PLEDGE

The Club earn their first win over Scottish giants Queen's Park after Michael Whelahan challenges Hibernians to play teams from the West. James McGhee and James Lundie both become the first ever Hibernians internationalists that season.

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1887: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Hibernians and England's Preston North End meet in a match billed by both clubs' football associations as the "Association Football Championship of the World decider." Hibernians win the match 2-1 at Hibernian Park.

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1888: THE BIRTH OF CELTIC

Brother Walfrid is inspired by Hibernians and believes Glasgow should have their very own version. Glasgow Celtic is born, with inevitable consequences for Hibs.

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1889: WEAKENED

With the Club struggling after the formation of Celtic, Hibernians are for the first time the recipients of a charitable donation rather than the providers, receiving the gate money for an away match against their Glasgow counterparts.

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