Darron Gibson Profile

Darron Gibson

Dar­ron Tho­mas Dan­iel Gib­son, born Derry, North­ern Ire­land, Oct­ober 25, 1987. Dar­ron Gib­son was fir­st dis­covered by Man­chester Uni­ted scouts at the age of four­teen and sig­ned pro­fes­sion­al terms wi­th the club in 2004. In need of fir­st te­am foot­ball, how­ever, Gib­son was loaned out to Roy­al An­t­werp in 2006 and Wolver­hampton Wan­derers the fol­low­ing year.

Dar­ron Gib­son made his fir­st Pre­mier Lea­gue ap­pear­ance for Man­chet­er Uni­ted when he entered the field as a sec­ond ha­lf sub­sti­tute for his fel­low mid­field man Dar­ren Fletch­er in a 5-0 tri­umph ag­ainst Sto­ke City at Old Traf­ford on the 15th of Nov­ember 2008. A who­le-hearted foot­baller wi­th a tre­mend­ous work rate, he ap­peared in 60 fir­st te­am mat­ches for Uni­ted be­fore he sig­ned for Ever­ton for a bar­gain trans­fer fee of £500,000 on the 13th of Jan­uary 2012. Fol­low­ing 51 Pre­mier Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for the Good­ison Park out­fit, Gib­son was trans­ferred to re­leg­a­tion can­did­ates Sun­der­land mid­way thro­ugh the 2016-17 cam­paign, and was han­ded his de­but for The Black Cats by man­ager Da­vid Moyes in a heavy 4-0 Pre­mier Lea­gue de­feat ag­ainst South­ampton at Sta­dium of Light on the 11th of Feb­ruary 2017. A Re­pub­lic of Ire­land in­ter­na­tion­al, the mid­fielder was han­ded his full de­but for The Boys In Green in a nar­row 1–0 Wor­ld Cup Quali­fier vic­tory ag­ainst Cyprus at Croke Park in Dub­lin on the 15th of Oct­ober 2008 and went on to win 27 seni­or caps for the Ir­ish na­tion­al te­am. But af­ter the Ul­ster­man had de­cided that he would play for the Re­pub­lic of Ire­land in­stead of North­ern Ire­land, he sud­denly fou­nd him­self in the middle of a con­tro­ver­sial dis­pute be­tween the Foot­ball As­so­ci­ation of Ire­land and the Ir­ish Foot­ball As­so­ci­ation. The is­sue was settled, tho­ugh, when it was de­clared that play­ers born in North­ern Ire­land could opt to play for the Re­pub­lic of Ire­land. Dar­ron Gib­son Play­ing Ca­reer: Man­chester Uni­ted, Roy­al An­t­werp, Wolver­hampton, Ever­ton, Sun­der­land. Man­aging Ca­reer: None.


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