Born: July 3, 1958
Recruited: Subiaco FC, Western Australia
Played: 1982 - 1990
Debut Order: 681
First game: Round 1, 1982
Last game: Round 12, 1990
Games: 154
Goals: 293
Guernsey: 11 (1982 - 1990)
Premierships: 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989
Night Premierships: 1986, 1989
Reserves Premiership: 1985
2nd Best & Fairest: 1986
Equal 3rd Best & Fairest: 1989
Assistant Coach: 2000-2002
Opposition Analyst: 2003
Recruiting Manager: 2004 - 2015
Life Member: 1989
Team of the Century: 2001
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2010

VFL / AFL Honours
All-Australian 1986, 1988

A natural sportsman, Buckenara was very talented at both football and cricket. He was a damaging player either on the ball or on a half forward flank, displaying excellent all-round skills. 
A superb mark, he would thrill the crowd in the manner in which he would throw himself at the ball with spectacular leaps high above the pack or low to the ground not unlike a slips catch. He was a prodigious kick for goal, often off one step and he is fondly remembered by his fans for kicking the winning goal after the siren against Melbourne in the 1987 Preliminary Final. 
Coach Allan Jeans paid him the ultimate tribute, considering him Hawthorn’s best big game player in his time as coach of the Hawks. He returned to the Club firstly on the coaching staff in 2000, followed by becoming head of recruiting in 2004. He played a leading role in assembling the lineup of players for the successful premierships in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015.