Hibernian FC

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The History of Hibernian FC

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Hibernian were formed in 1875 and, within a 80-year period, had progressed from the overcrowded slums of Edinburgh’s Cowgate into becoming the first British club to participate in the European Cup in 1955.

Founded by Edinburgh’s Irish community, since its inception, Hibernian have always had an ambitious and progressive outlook – continually driving forward to achieve success.

The club quickly became an important part of Scotland’s sporting landscape and were first crowned national champions in 1903 – a year after winning the Scottish Cup.


During the 1960s, Hibernian regularly enjoyed unforgettable nights of European football at Easter Road – defeating both Barcelona and Real Madrid under the floodlights in Leith.

Barcelona were defeated 3-2 at Easter Road in February 1961 after Hibernian had recorded a 4-4 draw at Camp Nou – a remarkable feat with Bobby Kinloch scoring the decisive goal from the penalty spot.


Hibernian subsequently reached the semi-finals of the Fairs Cup (UEFA) in 1961 before losing to AS Roma in a third match decider staged at Rome’s Olympic Stadium.


For a short period the inimitable Jock Stein managed Hibernian and orchestrated the 2-0 defeat of the legendary Real Madridin a friendly at Easter Road in October 1964.


Over the next decade Hibs played host to clubs such as Juventus, Porto, Leeds United and Liverpool in UEFA competition.

In November 1967, Hibernian hammered Napoli 5-0 at Easter Road – staging a remarkable comeback after losing the first leg 4-1 in Naples.


Hibernian locked horns with both Leeds United and Liverpool in the UEFA Cup and reached the 1979 Scottish Cup Final – narrowly losing to Rangers in a second replay.

After overcoming a turbulent period where the club’s existence was under threat, Hibernian won the Skol Cup in November 1991 – defeating Dunfermline 2-0 at Hampden with goals from Tommy McIntyre (penalty) and Keith Wright.


Hibernian won the CIS Insurance League Cup in 2007 after defeating Kilmarnock 5-1 in the final at Hampden with Rob Jones, Steven Fletcher (two) and Abdessalam Benjelloun (two) contributing the goals.


In 2016 Hibernian ended the 114 year wait for the Scottish Cup, dramatically defeating Rangers 3-2. Over 150,000 supporters lined the streets of Edinburgh the following day to celebrate, with an open-top bus parading the trophy.

Tours & Training in Scotland with Hibernian FC

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Harcus Consultancy Group, are delighted to be working in partnership with Hibernian FC for Tours, Training & Match-day experiences.


An official Programs Announcement will be made soon!


Please contact us here to find out more by emailing tours@harcuscg.com

Elite Training & Matches in Scotland

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Harcus Consultancy Group, working in partnership with Hibernian FC


An official Programs Announcement will be made soon!


To find out more about this and answer any additional questions you may have, please contact us on: tours@harcuscg.com


Download the HCG Hibernian FC brochure

Files coming soon.

Are you interested in being an Official Club Sponsor of Hibernian FC?

Harcus Consultancy Group are always looking to work with more companies that are wanting to expand their brand into new regions and to new customers and clients. If you would like to sponsor this club (or conduct CSR Programs with the club partnering with your brand) please email us and let us know.  richard@harcuscg.com

Our Asian Football Club Partners

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Our European Football Club Partners

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Our Clients

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Our Partners & Affiliates

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College Pathway Partners

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CSR Activations in Association with

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