Colin Gibson (footballer)

Colin Gibson (Footballer)

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Colin John Gibson (born 6 April 1960) is an English former football player. He was an attacking left back who could also play in midfield. In a 17-year career, he scored 25 goals in 362 appearances in the Football League.

Gibson started his career at Aston Villa in 1978 and made around 200 appearances for the club in seven years, as well as winning the league title and two European Cups. He moved on to Manchester United in 1985, and during his five years at United he played 79 league games. He signed with Leicester City in 1990, after a short loan at Port Vale. After a four-year spell with the Foxes, he transferred to Blackpool, before finishing his career at Walsall.

Playing career

Born in Bridport, Dorset, Gibson started his career with Aston Villa where he won the First Division in 1980–81 followed by the European Cup and European Super Cup in 1982. He was transferred to Manchester United in 1985, and remained there for five years, though by the time of their FA Cup victory in 1990 he was rarely involved in first team games due to manager Alex Ferguson's decision to field Lee Martin as left back.

In September 1990, he joined Port Vale on loan, scoring on his debut at left back in a 3–2 defeat at Hull City on 29 September. He returned to Manchester the next month after a further five games for the Valiants. He left United for Leicester City in December 1990 for £100,000.

He did well at Filbert Street, helping them avoid relegation from the Second......
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