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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Signed from Stenhousemuir in 1946, Willie Ormond gave Hibernian 15 sterling seasons of loyal service before joining home town team Falkirk in 1961.

 

 Willie Ormond Profile

 

National team Scotland
International debut 5th May 1955 (versus Norway)

 

Capped six times at full level by Scotland, he was the only Hibs player to take part in the ill fated World Cup Finals in Switzerland in 1954, and made his last appearance in 'Dark Blue' against England at Wembley in 1959. The last of the Famous Five to leave Easter Road as a player, Ormond won three League Championship medals between 1948 and 1952 scoring 187 goals in 503 appearances in all games for the club.

He later became trainer at Brockville before joining St Johnstone as manager in 1967. During the following few seasons Ormond led the Perth side, not only to its highest ever league position, but to an appearance in a national cup final for the first time, and subsequent qualification for Europe.

In 1973 Ormond replaced Tommy Docherty as manager of Scotland, leading the side to the World Cup Finals in Germany where they exited the competition as the only unbeaten side to fail to progress into the next round. He later became manager of Hearts, where, perhaps for obvious reasons he was not overly popular, and he rejoined Hibernian as assistant manager to Eddie Turnbull in 1980.

After Turnbull's resignation that same year he took over the manager's chair, but ill health soon forced his retirement. He died in 1984 aged just 57.

 


 

Full name William Esplin Ormond
Date of birth 23rd February 1927
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland
Height 5ft 8in

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