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Dave Buchanan

Full name: David Buchanan
Birthdate: 23.06.1962
Birthplace: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Position: Striker
Joined from: Loughborough Dynamo
Signed by: Jock Wallace
Nationality: England
First game: Oldham Athletic, 01.01.1979
Last game: Oldham Athletic, 07.05.1983
Games: 38 (28 starts + 10 subs)
Goals: 8
Player Profile

Buchanan became the youngest ever player to feature for City in both league and FA Cup competitions at the time, making his debut at home against Oldham Athletic on New Year's Day, January 1979 and celebrating his debut with a goal.

Buchanan's debut came alongside a certain Gary Lineker, as well as Bobby Smith, as manager Jock Wallace looked towards youth. Buchanan was 16 years and 192 days old on the day of his debut.

His youth, as well as his scoring touch, saw him instantly become a fans' favourite at Filbert Street but his jet-heeled progress hit the buffers somewhat when his impatience at regular first-team action saw him request a transfer and then, unfortunately, break an ankle just a couple of days later.

He went out on loan to Northampton Town and then secured a permanent move to Peterborough United but he never really captured the form that saw him burst onto the scene in dramatic fashion for the Foxes.

He scored eight goals in 28 starts for City.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1978-79Division Two (old)1952-------215
1978_519_
1979-80Division Two (old)2---------2-
1979_519_
1980-81Division One (old)7121------92
1980_519_
1981-82Division Two (old)1---------1-
1981_519_
1982-83Division Two (old)411-------51
1982_519_
Total33751------38 8
_519_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 01.01.1979 2 - 0 Oldham Athletic (H) Division Two (old) 1
2 06.01.1979 3 - 0 Norwich City (H) FA Cup 3
3 20.01.1979 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division Two (old)
4 03.02.1979 1 - 3 Brighton & Hove Albion (A) Division Two (old)
5 10.02.1979 5 - 3 Leyton Orient (H) Division Two (old) 1
6 17.02.1979 2 - 1 Newcastle United (H) Division Two (old) 1
7 24.02.1979 0 - 1 Charlton Athletic (A) Division Two (old)
8 26.02.1979 1 - 3 Oldham Athletic (A) FA Cup 4
9 03.03.1979 1 - 2 Cardiff City (H) Division Two (old)
10 10.03.1979 1 - 1 Bristol Rovers (A) Division Two (old)
11 21.03.1979 1 - 0 Fulham (H) Division Two (old) 1
12 28.03.1979 3 - 0 Luton Town (H) Division Two (old)
13 31.03.1979 1 - 1 West Ham United (A) Division Two (old)
14 04.04.1979 0 - 2 Millwall (A) Division Two (old)
15 07.04.1979 1 - 1 Stoke City (H) Division Two (old) 1
16 14.04.1979 1 - 2 Sunderland (H) Division Two (old)
17 16.04.1979 1 - 2 Oldham Athletic (A) Division Two (old)
18 20.04.1979 1 - 1 Crystal Palace (H) Division Two (old)
19 24.04.1979 1 - 0 Notts County (A) Division Two (old)
20 05.05.1979 0 - 0 Millwall (H) Division Two (old)
21 08.05.1979 2 - 2 Sheffield United (A) Division Two (old)
22 19.01.1980 1 - 0 Notts County (A) Division Two (old)
23 20.02.1980 1 - 1 Swansea City (H) Division Two (old)
24 27.09.1980 2 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old) 1
25 04.10.1980 0 - 1 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
26 08.10.1980 1 - 1 Stoke City (H) Division One (old)
27 11.10.1980 1 - 3 Coventry City (H) Division One (old)
28 25.10.1980 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
29 03.01.1981 3 - 0 Cardiff City (H) FA Cup 3 1
30 10.01.1981 0 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
31 17.01.1981 0 - 1 Leeds United (H) Division One (old)
32 24.01.1981 1 - 1 Exeter City (H) FA Cup 4
33 18.05.1982 0 - 3 Leyton Orient (A) Division Two (old)
34 04.12.1982 2 - 0 Fulham (H) Division Two (old) 1
35 11.12.1982 4 - 2 Burnley (A) Division Two (old)
36 18.12.1982 2 - 1 Oldham Athletic (H) Division Two (old)
37 08.01.1983 2 - 3 Notts County (H) FA Cup 3
38 07.05.1983 2 - 1 Oldham Athletic (A) Division Two (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Loughborough Dynamo Unknown July 1978
OUT  Northampton Town On loan October 1982
OUT  Peterborough United Unknown July 1983
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