Pat McGibbon Profile

Pat Mc­Gib­bon would find him­self way down the peck­ing or­der at Man­chester Uni­ted, and the Ul­ster­man was fir­st shipped out on loan to re­cently re­leg­ated Foot­ball Lea­gue Third Di­vi­sion club Swansea City in 1996 in or­der to ob­tain more fir­st te­am foot­ball ex­per­i­ence. Fol­low­ing a loan pe­riod wi­th near­by Wi­gan Ath­let­ic dur­ing the 1996–97 cam­paign, how­ever, he sig­ned a per­man­ent con­tract wi­th The Lat­ics in the sum­mer of 1997, and pro­ceeded to play in 163 Pre­mier Lea­gue mat­ches for the Great­er Man­chester out­fit be­fore he teamed up wi­th Foot­ball Lea­gue Sec­ond Di­vi­sion si­de Tran­mere Rov­ers a the start of the 2002-03 sea­son. Af­ter a short stay at Pren­ton Park, the com­mand­ing cent­ral de­fender ap­peared for his for­mer club Portadown, and then Glentor­an, where he fin­ished off his play­ing ca­reer in 2006. In­ter­na­tion­ally, Mc­Gib­bon gain­ed a total of sev­en full caps for his na­tive North­ern Ire­land fol­low­ing his seni­or de­but for The Green and White Army in a 2-0 Canada Cup de­feat ag­ainst Canada at the Com­mon­wealth Sta­dium in Ed­mon­ton on the 22nd of May 1995. Pat Mc­Gib­bon Play­ing Ca­reer: Portadown, Man­chester Uni­ted, Swansea City, Wi­gan Ath­let­ic, Scun­thorpe Uni­ted, Tran­mere Rov­ers, Portadown, Glentor­an. Man­aging Ca­reer: Lur­gan Celt­ic, Ne­wry City, Portadown.

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