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 Defender

The tall and rather ungainly looking Jock Govan signed on at Easter Road in 1942. After a spell on loan with Hamilton Academicals, he returned to the club in 1944 and it was not long before he made the right back position his own.

 

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National team Scotland
International debut 12th November 1947 (versus Wales)

 

Deceptively fast, Govan was thought by many to be one of the first overlapping full backs.

The first of Govan's six caps for Scotland in a 2-1 defeat by Wales at Hampden in November 1947, his last came almost exactly a year later at the same ground in Scotland's 3-2 win over Ireland.

An integral part of the treble Championship winning sides of 1947/48, 1950/51 and 1951/52, he moved to Ayr United with teammate Mick Gallacher in 1954 after a dispute with Hibernian over a benefit payment. After only a season at Somerset Park he retired from the game to run a pub in the Newhaven area of Edinburgh.

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