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 Forward

James 'Jimmy' Dunn may not be the most familiar name to fans of the club, however, he played a part in one of the most famous results in Scotland's history.

 

 

National team Scotland
International debut 14th February 1925 (versus Wales)

 

Dunn will be best remembered as being a part of the famous 'Wembley Wizards' team that beat England 5-1 in 1928, one of the greatest giant killing acts in football history. He was one of only three Scottish based players in the squad alongside Queen's Park's Jack Harkness and Ranger's Alan Morton.

Jimmy Dunn had a long career lasting over sixteen years, winning 6 Scotland caps in the process. 'Ginger', as he was nicknamed, was the inside right of a diminutive four man forward line, comprised of Hughie Gallacher, Alex James and the aforementioned Morton, who all stood at less than 5"8 and tormented England's backline in devastating fashion.

Signed from junior side St Anthony's in 1920, Dunn would remain at Easter Road for eight seasons before moving on to play alongside Dixie Dean, a member of the England team that day, at Everton in 1928. The diminutive Dunn was a prolific marksman who scored ninety league goals for Hibs in 269 games, but he will always be remembered for that historic day at Wembley in March 1928. He won five of his international caps while at Easter Road before finding further success at Everton with an FA Cup victory in 1933, scoring the last goal in a 3-0 victory over Manchester City.

He would win his sixth and final cap while on Merseyside.

 


 

Full name James Dunn
Date of birth 25th November 1900
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland

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