Ian Gibson - Player Profile


Full Name:Ian Gibson
Born:July 24th, 1956 (Hamilton)
Height:5' 11
Position:Midfielder
Signed:October 16th, 1980 (£75,000)
First Manager:Jim McLean
Career Stats: 22 appearances, 2 goals
Full Debut: October 18th, 1980 - Kilmarnock 0 - 1 Dundee United (League - Premier Division)
First Goal: December 20th, 1980 - St Mirren 3 - 3 Dundee United (League - Premier Division)
Also Played For:Arbroath, Greenock Morton, Partick Thistle, Raith Rovers, St Johnstone

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1982-83  Premier Division 0 0 - - - - - -
 1981-82  Premier Division 4 (4) 0 - - - 62.5% 12.5% 25.0%
 1980-81  Premier Division 13 (1) 2 0.14 - - 57.1% 21.4% 21.4%
17 (5) 2 0.09

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 May 15th, 1982 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 2 - 1
 Mar 27th, 1982 League  (H)  vs. Greenock Morton 5 - 0
 Mar 20th, 1982 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 2
 Mar 13th, 1982 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 5 - 1
 Apr 4th, 1981 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 1 - 2
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Jan 3rd, 1981 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 7 - 0
 Dec 20th, 1980 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 3

Ian signed for Partick Thistle from Coltness United in 1974, and went on to be an important player for Thistle, eventually becoming the youngest ever captain for the Premier Division side. After over 100 appearances, he signed for United in October 1980 under freedom of contract. There was a dispute between the clubs over the fee, which was later set at 75,000 by a tribunal.

He made his debut two days later against Kilmarnock, but as he was a late signing, he was illegible for European and League Cup matches. In the League he was originally given a good run in the starting eleven, but by the end of the season he was mostly used in the reserves.

Ian never became an established first team player, and was seen mostly on the substitutes bench for most of the 1981/82 season. He was an unused substitute for most of United's European games as the club reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup, and this trend continued into the 1982/83 season.

Midway through that Championship winning campaign he moved to Morton on loan with John McNeil coming to Tannadice. He then went on loan to St Johnstone, helping the Muirton side gain promotion to the Premier Division at the end of that season. During the summer the deal was made permanent for a fee of around 15,000.

A regular during his four years in Perth, he became their player/manager in 1985. In 1987 he moved on to Raith Rovers for two years, and then took up the position of player/manager at Arbroath before retiring in 1991.

 Goals Scored
Dec 20th, 1980 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 3 (45')
Jan 3rd, 1981 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 7 - 0 (34')

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