Nickname
Played
1962 - 1974
Apperances
209, 81 goals
Position
Striker

 

Jimmy O'Rourke played as a striker for Hibernian, St. Johnstone and Motherwell.

He signed for Hibs straight from schools football in 1962. He made his first team debut as a 16 year old later that year in a Inter-Cities Fairs Cup match against Utrecht. He then became a key player in Eddie Turnbull's side of the early 1970s that reached the 1972 Scottish Cup Final and won the Scottish League Cup later that year. He also scored two hat-tricks for Hibs in European matches, including one against Sporting Lisbon.

O'Rourke was controversially transferred to St. Johnstone in 1974 to make way for Joe Harper, who had been brought in from Everton at great expense. O'Rourke later played for Motherwell before returning to Easter Road as an assistant coach to Eddie Turnbull.

   
 
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