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Hibernian Player John Higgins Details

Higgins, John

PositionDefender
Date of Birth27/01/1933
Place of BirthKilmarnock
NationalityScottish
Signed FromDalry Thistle
Sold ToSt Mirren
Games Played25 [Show all]
Games Started25
Games On As Sub0
Goals0
Yellow Cards0
Red Cards0
DebutVs Aberdeen on 18/08/1954 in League Cup (H 2-0)
Age on Debut21 Years and 203 Days


Season Breakdown

 Scottish LeagueScottish CupLeague CupOtherTotal
SeasonStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)Goals
1956/19570 (0)00 (0)01 (0)00 (0)01 (0)0
1955/19561 (0)00 (0)06 (0)01 (0)08 (0)0
1954/195511 (0)00 (0)05 (0)00 (0)016 (0)0
Totals12 (0)00 (0)012 (0)01 (0)025 (0)0


Last 5 Games Started

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
11/08/1956AwayLeague Cup (Group 4 / Group 4)Heart of MidlothianLost1-6
17/09/1955AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 2)ClydeDrawn2-2
14/09/1955AwayEuropean Champions Cup (R1 Leg1)Rot-Weiss EssenWon4-0
03/09/1955AwayLeague Cup (Group 3 / Group 3)Dunfermline AthleticWon3-1
31/08/1955HomeLeague Cup (Group 3 / Group 3)ClydeWon2-1


Current Comments

6 comments so far (post your own)

John Wilson Higgins was freed by Hibs in April 1957. His other clubs were Swindon Town and Ayr United.

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 13/05/2011 - 17:25

My father John Higgins date of birth is shown above as 27/01/1933 his actual date of birth is 27/01/1930
my father is now 83 years old and he never played for Ayr United although he did scout for them under Alex Stewart,George Caldwell and Wullie McLean, are there any more of the team that played Rot-Weis Essen still alive ?

Posted by Stewart Higgins on 19/11/2013 - 20:39

Thanks for that Stewart - I'll update accordingly

Posted by Bobby on 19/11/2013 - 20:51

He died on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's.


Source :- "Scottish Football Historian - No.143 Autumn 2017" (edited by moderator)

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 14/11/2017 - 23:16

He would never dream of playing forAyr

Posted by Ross Higgins on 03/05/2018 - 15:09

my papa died on 21st June 2017

Posted by Ross Higgins on 03/05/2018 - 15:10

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