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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
    Season 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

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