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Colin Buchan

Colin Buchan

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Quick Facts
Gender male
Death April 16, 1947
The details

Colin Linwood Buchan (1890 – 16 April 1947) was a Scottish professional football outside left who played in the Scottish League for Queen's Park.


Buchan was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, to Scottish parents James Buchan of Hawick, Roxburghshire and Mary Jane Buchan of Peebles, Scottish Borders. His father was a woolsorter, but they moved back to Peebles shortly after Colin's birth.

On 25 August 1914, just over three weeks after Britain's entry into the First World War, Buchan enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery. He became a Battery Quartermaster Sergeant and was wounded late in the war, but recovered and returned to football.

Buchan played in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, signed to play for Linfield F.C. in 1920. He returned to his hometown and played for the Peebles Rovers F.C. in 1923.

In 1933, when Billy McCandless returned to manage Dundee, he recalled of Buchan, "The last year I was with Linfield I had as a colleague one of the most gentlemanly footballers who ever kicked a ball in Ireland, Colin Buchan, who came from Dundee."

He died in 1947 and is buried at Peebles St Andrews Cemetery.

Career statistics

Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queen's Park 1913–14 Scottish League First Division 20 4 0 0 1 0 21 4
Dundee 1919–20 Scottish League 6 1 0 0 6 1
Career total 26 5 0 0 1 0 27 5
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