Colin Gibson Profile
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.