Player #421

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167

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0

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25

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Colin Gibson

Winger

1948-49

Position

From

To

1955-56

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Colin Gibson

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Seasons

1948-49
1949-50
1950-51
1951-52
1952-53
1953-54
1954-55
1955-56

Age*

24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

167
11
34
27
20
32
23
13
7

Starts

167
11
34
27
20
32
23
13
7

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

25
0
4
4
6
6
1
4
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

Colin Hayward Gibson

Birth Date

Sunday, 16 September 1923

Birth Place

Normanby-on-Tees

Birth Country

England

Transfer in

From

Newcastle United

For

£17,500

On

February 1949

Transfer Out

To

Lincoln City

For

£6,000

On

January 1956

Played Under

Alex Massie |
George Martin |
Eric Houghton |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 12 February 1949

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 12 February 1949

Huddersfield Town (a), Division One

First Goal

Saturday, 7 January 1950

Final Appearance

Saturday, 8 October 1955

West Bromwich Albion (a), Division One

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 8 October 1955

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(5ft 10.5 in) 1.79 m

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

27 March 1992, Aged 68

Previous Clubs

Penarth Pontoon |
Cardiff City |
1948-49 Newcastle United |

Villa Youth

n/a

Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1949-55 Aston Villa, £17.5k, 167 | 25 |

Loans Out

None

Subsequent Clubs

1956-57 Lincoln City |
Stourbridge FC |

Colin Gibson

Player #421 for Aston Villa, Colin Hayward Gibson known as Colin Gibson, played as a winger in the outside right position between 1948-49 and 1955-56 making 167 appearances and scoring 25 goals.

Colin was born in Normanby-on-Tees on 16 September 1923 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 12 February 1949 at the age of 25.

Villa had signed Colin from Newcastle United for a fee of £17,500 earlier in February 1949.

A lithe athlete, Colin joined Villa after just a few month’s service with Newcastle United who he had joined from Cardiff City for whom he had performed excellent service as a right winger. A fine reader of the game, Colin won his first international cap in his first season with Villa when he was selected by the FA to face Holland in Amsterdam.

Colin never knew when he was beaten, a hard working player who put his lissome athletic skills to great effect whether playing as an inside man or winger.

Few players enjoyed their football as much as Colin whilst off the field he enlivened many hours for his colleagues with his expert piano playing skills.

Colin made 11 appearances through to the end of his debut season and subsequently became Villa’s regular outside right making over 130 appearances for the club between 1949 and 1954 after which his appearances became more limited.

Colin played his last game for Villa on Saturday, 8 October 1955 aged 32 after which he joined Lincoln City for a fee of £6,000 in January 1956.

Colin had played under managers Alex Massie, George Martin and Eric Houghton.

Colin passed away in Stourbridge on 27 March 1992 aged 68.