- Don Gibson (footballer)
Don Gibson Personal information Full name Thomas Richard Donald Gibson Date of birth 12 May 1929 Place of birth Manchester, England Playing position Right half Youth career Manchester United Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1946–1955 Manchester United 108 (0) 1955–1959 Sheffield Wednesday 80 (2) 1959–1960 Leyton Orient 8 (0) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Manchester, Gibson joined Manchester United in 1946 as an amateur, turned professional the following year, and made his first-team debut in the First Division on 26 August 1950 against Bolton Wanderers. In the 1952–53 season, he lost his regular first-team place to Johnny Carey, who was moved to right half-back after Tommy McNulty was introduced at right back. He left United for Sheffield Wednesday in 1955 on a £8,000 transfer, after making 115 appearances without scoring. He later moved to Leyton Orient.
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- ^ a b "Don Gibson". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com/player3/dongibson.htm. Retrieved 9 November 2009.
- ^ "1952/53". StretfordEnd.co.uk. http://www.stretfordend.co.uk/seasons/season1953.html. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
- ^ "Birth of the Babes". Manchester Evening News. 4 April 2006. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/s/209/209887_birth_of_the_babes.html. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
- League stats at Neil Brown's site
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