Cameron Buchanan was born in Holytown on 31st July 1928. An inside forward he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers and the club manager, Major Frank Buckley selected him to play for the first-team in September 1942. At the age of fourteen years and fifty-seven days he was probably the youngest teenager to play for a Football League club. Buchanan played in 12 games during the Second World War.
Buchanan was unable to get back into the first team and in 1949 joined Bournemouth. Over the next five seasons scored 18 goals in 83 games. He also played briefly for Norwich City before moving to Canada.