Pat Stanton

Pat-Stanton1944 – 

A Hibs legend of the 1960s and 1970s, Pat’s playing career is largely associated with the Easter Road club and he can even claim to be a distant relative of Michael Whelehan, Hibernian’s first ever captain. Stanton made his debut for Hibs in 1963 and remained a faithful servant for 13 seasons. In that time he made 397 League appearances, won the Summer Cup in 1964 under then Hibs manager Jock Stein, and captained the ‘Turnbull’s Tornados’ to a famous League Cup triumph over Celtic in 1972. He also won the Drybrough Cup in 1972 and 1973 and in 1970 was voted the Scottish Football Writers’ Player of the Year. A versatile player who could play in midfield and defence, Jock Stein brought Stanton to Celtic Park in 1976 where he would go on to win the Scottish League Championship and Scottish Cup before finally retiring through injury. At international level Pat gained 16 caps for Scotland between 1966 and 1974 and was captain on three occasions.