Colin Gibson Profile

Colin Gibson

Co­lin John Gib­son, born Brid­port, Eng­land, April 6, 1960. Co­lin Gib­son made 362 Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for his vari­ous clubs in a play­ing ca­reer which spanned al­most twenty years. Con­ceiv­ably, his greatest mo­ment as a play­er ar­rived on the 26th of May 1982 when he won the Euro­pean Cup wi­th As­ton Vil­la, de­feat­ing Bay­ern Mu­nich 1-0 in Rotterdam. 

Co­lin Gib­son ini­ti­ated his pro­fes­sion­al ro­und ball ca­reer at As­ton Vil­la where he ma­naged to make 185 Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for the Vil­la Park club be­fore he was bought by Man­chester Uni­ted chief Ron Atkin­son for a trans­fer fee of £275,000 on the 27th of Nov­ember 1985. A for­ward think­ing de­fender, Gib­son de­b­uted for The Reds a in 1-1 Fir­st Di­vi­sion draw ag­ainst Wat­ford at Old Traf­ford just three days la­ter, and he pro­ceeded to play 95 fir­st class mat­ches for the te­am be­fore he was dis­patched out on loan to Sec­ond Di­vi­sion Port Vale dur­ing the au­tumn of 1990. Wi­th sev­er­al pro­mising youth play­ers com­ing thro­ugh the ranks at Man­chester Uni­ted, the highly ver­sat­ile and well roun­ded per­former ul­ti­mately agreed to sign for Lea­gue Di­vi­sion Two Lei­cester City in the middle of the 1990-91 cam­paign. Af­ter spend­ing four re­l­at­ively suc­cess­ful years wi­th The Foxes, he made a move to fel­low Sec­ond Di­vi­sion club Black­pool for whom he on­ly played two Lea­gue Di­vi­sion Two ga­mes be­fore he de­cided to end his act­ive ca­reer at Lea­gue Di­vi­sion Three Walsall where he amassed 33 Third Di­vi­sion ap­pear­ances un­der ex-As­ton Vil­la and North­ern Ire­land stop­per Chris Nich­oll in the 1994-95 sea­son. Fol­low­ing his re­tire­ment from the ga­me in May 1995, Gib­son be­came a foot­ball com­ment­at­or for BBC Ra­dio Lei­cester for the live cov­er­age of Lei­cester City mat­ches. Co­lin Gib­son Play­ing Ca­reer: As­ton Vil­la, Man­chester Uni­ted, Port Vale, Lei­cester City, Black­pool, Walsall. Man­aging Ca­reer: None.


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