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Patrick Gordon Stanton the greatest ever player in the history of Hibernian? Not sure but but he definitely make s the short list.

Pat joined Hibernian from Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic in 1963.

Pat made his debut for the club against Motherwell in October that year. He quickly established himself in the first team, playing in defence or midfield, and featured in the club’s European victories over CF Barcelona, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Sporting Clube de Portugal in the 1960s and 1970s.

Pat has 16 caps earned between ’66 and ’74.

Pat was Scottish Football Writers Association player of the year 1970.

Stanton captained Hibernian to their 1972 League Cup win and also led them in their centenary year, but left the club in 1976 when he went to Celtic in a swap deal that took Jackie McNamara to Hibernian. It was at the Glasgow club that he completed his medals collection, winning the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League championship. He also won 16 caps for Scotland.

He got his start in management when Alex Ferguson made him his assistant at Aberdeen, and after learning the ropes there he was appointed manager at first Cowdenbeath and then Dunfermline Athletic, before he returned to Hibernian in 1981. His spell in the manager’s chair at Easter Road was not overly successful and he resigned in 1983.

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