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Martin Buchan

Martin Buchan

Clubs played for: Aberdeen, Manchester United, Oldham Athletic (1972-1983).





Biography: Martin Buchan was a defender of great class and possessed natural leadership ability. He was captain of his home town club, Aberdeen by the age of 20 and voted Scottish Player of the Year only two years later. In March 1972, Frank O'Farrell paid the Dons a then club record fee of 125,000 to add the Scotsman's talents to the back four and it wasn't long before he had also claimed the skipper's arm-band. Martin led United back into Division One in 1974-1975 and to three FA Cup finals in four years. He also gained a winner's medal in 1977. Moved to Oldham Athletic in August 1983 but was forced to retire through injury in October 1984. Briefly became manager at Burnley. Now lives in Sale and after leaving Turf Moor, took employment as a promotions manager for PUMA for many years. Is now an executive for the PFA.

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Buchan, Martin Did Martin once manage Talk of the North night club, in Eccles, Manchester?
08-11-18 Bob

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