Darron Gibson Profile
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.