2016–17 Hibernian F.C. season

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Hibernian
2016–17 season
Chairman Rod Petrie
Manager Neil Lennon
Stadium Easter Road
Championship First place (Promoted)
UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round, lost to Brøndby IF
Challenge Cup Fourth round, lost to St Mirren
League Cup Second round, lost to Queen of the South
Scottish Cup Semi-final, lost to Aberdeen
Top goalscorer League:
Jason Cummings (19)

All:
Jason Cummings (23)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2016–17 season was Hibernian's (Hibs) third season of play in the second tier of Scottish football the Scottish Championship, since they were relegated from the Scottish Premiership at the end of the 2013–14 season.[1] Hibs also competed in the Europa League,[2] Challenge Cup, League Cup and they will be defending the Scottish Cup after winning the 2016 final.[3]

Summary[edit]

Season[edit]

Hibernian finished first in the Championship, earning automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership.[4] They reached the Second qualifying round of the Europa League,[5] the fourth round of the Challenge Cup,[6] the second round of the League Cup[7] and the Semi final of the Scottish Cup.[8]

Management[edit]

With one year remaining on his contract[9] on 1 June 2016, Alan Stubbs resigned as Hibernian manager.[10] Stubbs joined Football League Championship side Rotherham United along with assistant manager John Doolan,[11] with compensation payable to Hibernian.[12] On 8 June 2016, Neil Lennon was appointed as manager on a two-year deal,[13] with Garry Parker appointed as assistant manager.[14]

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Friendlies[edit]

Scottish Championship[edit]

For upcoming Scottish Championship fixtures, see the official Hibernian F.C. website

Europa League[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Challenge Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

During the 2016–17 season, Hibs used thirty different players in competitive games. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player. David Gray was club captain for the season.[16] [17]

As of 6 May 2017 (UTC)[18][19]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship Challenge Cup Europa League League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Israel Ofir Marciano 28 0 21+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 5+0 0
2 DF Scotland David Gray 41 3 32+1 2 1+0 0 2+0 1 1+0 0 4+0 0
4 DF Scotland Paul Hanlon 27 3 21+1 2 2+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 1 0+0 0
5 DF England Liam Fontaine 21 0 15+0 0 0+0 0 1+1 0 1+0 0 2+1 0
6 DF England Marvin Bartley 36 0 21+7 0 0+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 4+0 0
7 MF Scotland John McGinn 37 5 27+2 4 0+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 5+0 1
8 MF Scotland Fraser Fyvie 28 0 18+3 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+3 0
9 FW England Grant Holt 39 6 22+8 4 0+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 4+1 2
10 MF Scotland Dylan McGeouch 23 1 11+7 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 1
15 MF Scotland Kris Commons 5 2 5+0 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
15 DF Scotland Brian McLean 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
16 DF Scotland Lewis Stevenson 42 1 34+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 5+0 1
17 FW Scotland Martin Boyle 43 9 22+12 8 2+0 1 1+1 0 0+1 0 3+1 0
19 FW Scotland James Keatings 31 8 12+12 5 1+0 0 0+2 0 1+0 0 2+1 3
22 MF Scotland Andrew Shinnie 32 3 24+3 1 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+2 2
23 MF Scotland Jordon Forster 23 1 4+12 0 2+0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 3+0 1
24 DF Scotland Darren McGregor 43 2 35+0 2 1+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 4+0 0
25 DF Nigeria Efe Ambrose 12 1 10+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
26 DF Wales Neal Eardley 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 MF Jamaica Chris Humphrey 8 1 5+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 1
29 FW Scotland Brian Graham 33 5 8+20 4 1+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+4 0
31 GK Scotland Ross Laidlaw 18 0 15+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
32 GK Finland Otso Virtanen 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 MF Scotland Alex Harris 9 1 1+4 0 2+0 1 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
35 FW Scotland Jason Cummings 41 23 26+6 19 0+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 5+0 4
43 DF Scotland Callum Crane 2 0 0+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
48 MF Scotland Scott Martin 5 0 4+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
53 DF Scotland Sean Mackie 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
57 MF Scotland Fraser Murray 3 1 1+1 0 1+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
- MF Scotland Innes Murray 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
a. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the play-offs and the Challenge Cup.

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 6 May 2017 (UTC)
Number Nation Position Name Championship Challenge Cup Europa League League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
2 Scotland DF David Gray 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
4 Scotland DF Paul Hanlon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
5 England DF Liam Fontaine 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
6 England DF Marvin Bartley 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0[nb 2]
7 Scotland MF John McGinn 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
8 Scotland MF Fraser Fyvie 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
9 Scotland FW Grant Holt 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
10 Scotland MF Dylan McGeouch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 Scotland DF Lewis Stevenson 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
17 Scotland FW Martin Boyle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
19 Scotland FW James Keatings 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
22 Scotland MF Andrew Shinnie 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
23 Scotland MF Jordon Forster 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
24 Scotland DF Darren McGregor 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 8 0[nb 3]
25 Nigeria DF Efe Ambrose 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
29 Scotland FW Brian Graham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
35 Scotland FW Jason Cummings 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
48 Scotland MF Scott Martin 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 67 2 2 0 3 0 2 0 7 0 82 2

Club statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Hibernian (C, P) 36 19 14 3 59 25 +34 71 Promotion to Scottish Premiership
2 Falkirk 36 16 12 8 58 40 +18 60 Qualification to Premiership play-off semi-finals
3 Dundee United 36 15 12 9 50 42 +8 57 Qualification to Premiership play-off quarter-finals
4 Greenock Morton 36 13 13 10 44 41 +3 52
5 Dunfermline Athletic 36 12 12 12 46 43 +3 48
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

Division summary[edit]

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536
GroundAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHHHAAHHAH
ResultWWWWWLDDDWWWDWLWDDWWWWDDDLWDWDDDWWWD
Position322112221111111112111111111111111111
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. Source: [23]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Management statistics[edit]

Last updated on 6 May 2017
Name From To P W D L Win%[nb 4]
Neil Lennon[24] 14 July 2016 Present 46 24 15 7 052.17

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Match moved from Bonnyrigg Rose's New Dundas Park.[15]
  2. ^ Bartley's red card versus Ayr United[20] and Raith Rovers[21] was reduced on appeal to a yellow card.
  3. ^ McGregor's red card versus Greenock Morton was reduced on appeal to a yellow card.[22]
  4. ^ Win% is the percentage of matches won rounded to two decimal places.

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