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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 Hi Martin. Nice to see you on this site. We lived at Deansloch Terrace and I was a friend of Irene. Send her a hug from me. My brothers were Donald and Raymond and you all went to school together Cummings Park. I'm in Malta now. Married to Tony and busy in business. I also knew Charlie Police anyhoo best of luck. Hope you come and visit Malta. Jeanette
19-06-22 Jeanette E Stivala ne McLarty

Buchan, Martin Started following United in 1975 aged 9. You became my hero so I took my confirmation name after you. Always enjoyed the Amblehurst in Sale when we travelled over from Ireland.
11-04-21 Paddy barrett

Buchan, Martin What a class defender Martin was and always a regular in the Manchester United team that I followed avidly from the Tommy Docherty era. Superb tackler and brilliant organiser of the defence. If you ever read this Martin thank you for your loyal service and attacking play making, it was a joy to watch you perform! As the Stretford End would sing ... Martin, Martin give us a wave ... Martin ... give us a wave, which he usually did after a couple of chants! :)
26-03-21 James Mason

Buchan, Martin Only captain to lift the cup both sides of the border. Total Aberdeen legend. Never heard of this other team you played for, Man Utd, but it sounds like you were a legend there as well.
16-11-20 Steve Webster

Buchan, Martin Hi Matin
I’ve been a long follower of Man Utd, a bit strange seeing that I’m from the midlands, and man did I receive some stick, I Just wanted to say When ever I reminisce, you are the first of many great players I think of, you was such a talented player, knew what you had to do, and gone on with it, a big thank you from me for all those great memories.

Kingdom Regards

Phillip Louca
13-11-20 Phil

Buchan, Martin I remember the screamer of a goal Martin scored against Everton at Old Trafford, beating George Wood the Everton goalie from about 25-30 yards into the top corner. Classy defender and alround top professional.
27-10-20 Michael Lathwood

Buchan, Martin Started watching Utd around 1970 I was 11 years old then worked delivering milk to pay for my season ticket had some great memories Martin buck an would be worth around 100 million if he was playing now he was cool on the ball no nonsense player and a joy to watch him play along side his teammates. I miss those days especially the 70s football.brilliant just brilliant
09-09-20 Norman whitney

Buchan, Martin Hi Martin. Thanks for your vaued time at Man U. The last time i saw you, in the flesh was May 1979. I was going on my local train from Holmes Chapel to Cheshunt. At the railway station. In Holmes Chapel was the Manchester train from Crewe. I saw Martin & team. It was the return from Wembley. As we lost to Arsenal 2..3. I was sad but happy to see Martin & team mates on train. On there journey home from wembley/ London. Great tactical fast reader of game. Thanks Martin for great memories.
31-08-20 Leslie Clark

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

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