Player #323

Appearances:

228

Starts:

228

Goals:

10

Seasons:

10

Jimmy Gibson
Jimmy Gibson

Source: Football card Jimmy Gibson issued by Godfrey Phillips under the Footballers series, 1932-34.

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Jimmy Gibson
Jimmy Gibson

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Jimmy Gibson

Position

Midfielder

From

1926-27

To

1935-36

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Jimmy Gibson

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Seasons

Age*

25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

228
1
24
5
29
41
37
41
28
12
10

Starts

228
1
24
5
29
41
37
41
28
12
10

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

10
0
1
2
1
2
1
3
0
0
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

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James Davidson Gibson

Birth Date

Wednesday, 12 June 1901

Birth Place

Larkhall, Lanarkshire,

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Partick Thistle

From

For

£7,500

On

April 1927

Previous Clubs

Glengowan School |
Morning Star FC |
Larkhall Thistle |
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy |
Glasgow Ashfield |
1921-27 Partick Thistle |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1936

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Jimmy Gibson
Jimmy Gibson

Source: Football card Jimmy Gibson issued by Godfrey Phillips under the Footballers series, 1932-34.

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Jimmy Gibson
Jimmy Gibson

Source: Football card Jimmy Gibson issued by Godfrey Phillips under the Footballers series, 1932-34.

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Villa Career

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

1927-36 £7.5k, 228 | 10 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Jimmy McMullan |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 7 May 1927

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 7 May 1927

Huddersfield Town (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 21 April 1928

Final Appearance

Monday, 13 April 1936

Wolverhampton Wanderers (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Monday, 13 April 1936

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Scotland

Died

1 January 1978, Aged 76

Jimmy Gibson

Player #323 for Aston Villa, James Davidson Gibson, known as Jimmy Gibson played as a midfielder for the club in the position then known as a wing half.

Jimmy played for Villa between 1926-27 and 1935-36 making 228 appearances and scoring 10 goals.

Jimmy was born in Larkhall, Lanarkshire Scotland on 12 June 1901 and he made his debut appearance for Villa in the final game of the 1926-27 season on the 7 May 1927 aged 25.

Villa had signed Jimmy from Patrick Thistle just a month previously in April 1927 for a fee of £7,500 and such was the influence of his partnerships with fellow Villa defenders, centre half Alec Talbot and left half Joe Tate that they became known collectively as “Wind, Sleet and Rain”.

Jimmy played junior football for Larkhall Thistle in 1918, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in 1919 and Glasgow Ashfield in 1920 before joining Partick Thistle in 1921.

By the time Jimmy joined Villa he had racked up almost 200 games for Thistle prompting Villa to splash out on their then record fee of £7,500.

Jimmy’s time with Villa however wasn’t a period of trophy winning success however he did help the club to an FA Cup Semi Final in 1934 with Villa losing to eventual winners Manchester City at Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

Jimmy also helped the club to 5 top five finishes including finishing 2nd twice in 1930-31 and 1932-33, and third place in 1928-29.

Sadly though, Jimmy was amongst the team who were relegated for the first time in Villa’s history - in the 1935-36 season. In doing so Villa became the last of the founder members of the Football League to have lost their ever present top flight status.

Following confirmation of the relegation, Jimmy played his final game for Villa on 13 April 1936 after which he retired from football.

Jimmy had played under the Billy Smith led Management Committee and Villa’s first manager proper Jimmy McMullan.

Jimmy passed away in Erdington on 1st January 1978 aged 76.