Ben Gibson (footballer)

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Ben Gibson
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Gibson playing for Middlesbrough in 2012
Personal information
Full name Benjamin James Gibson[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Nunthorpe, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Middlesbrough
Number 22
Youth career
2005–2010 Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Middlesbrough 33 (1)
2011 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 13 (0)
2012 York City (loan) 8 (0)
2012–2013 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 20 (0)
2013 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 8 (1)
National team
2009–2010 England U17 5 (1)
2011 England U18 1 (0)
2014– England U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:41, 26 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:56, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Benjamin James "Ben" Gibson (born 15 January 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for Middlesbrough as a defender. He has had loan spells with Plymouth Argyle, York City and Tranmere Rovers.

Club career[edit]

Born in Nunthorpe, North Yorkshire, Gibson joined Middlesbrough's youth system from Marton at the age of 12.[3] He was a member of the Middlesbrough side that won the Nike Cup in 2008 and signed his first professional contract with the club on 1 July 2010.[3] He made his first team debut as a substitute on 25 April 2011 against Coventry City, coming on in the 41st minute for the injured Andrew Davies, with Middlesbrough going on to win the game 2–1.[4] He finished the 2010–11 season with one appearance for Middlesbrough, and having captained the reserve team to The Football Combination East Division title.[5]

Gibson playing for York City in 2012

Gibson signed a three-month loan deal with League Two club Plymouth Argyle on 2 August 2011.[5] After making 13 appearances in this time, Gibson and both clubs involved agreed on 1 November 2011 to extend the loan deal until 29 January 2012.[6] However, the loan was cut short after Middlesbrough recalled him on 30 November 2011.[7] He signed for Conference Premier club York City on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season on 9 February 2012.[8] After a promising start Gibson was sent off in the 1–0 away victory to Cambridge United. However after missing the next four games through suspension he won the 2012 FA Trophy Final with York at Wembley Stadium on 12 May, in which the side beat Newport County 2–0.[9] Eight days later he played in the 2–1 victory over Luton Town in the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final at Wembley on 20 May 2012,[9] seeing the club return to the Football League after an eight-year absence with promotion to League Two.[10] Gibson completed his loan at York with 11 appearances.[9]

On 14 August 2012, Gibson joined League One side Tranmere Rovers on a one-month loan.[11] The month was extended until January 2013 the following month, but in December 2012 was ruled out of action with an abductor problem.[12][13] He signed a new four-year contract with Middlesbrough on 18 December 2012.[14] At the beginning of the 2013/14 season, Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray announced that he would not go out on loan as it was time for him to play first team. He was issued the squad number 22 as its previous incumbent Luke Williams moved to 14. Gibson then got his first Boro start as they lost 2-1 to Accrington Stanley in the first round of the Capital One Cup on August 6, 2013.

International career[edit]

Gibson has competed for the England under-17s and the England under-18s.[15] He was part of the under-17 teams that won the 2009 Nordic Cup, where he scored in the final against Scotland,[16] and the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.[3]

Style of play[edit]

Gibson plays at centre back or left back.[3]

Personal life[edit]

His uncle is current Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Middlesbrough 2009–10[17] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[18] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13[19] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14[20] Championship 31 1 1 0 1 0 33 1
Total 33 1 1 0 1 0 35 1
Plymouth Argyle (loan) 2011–12[21] League Two 13 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 16 0
York City (loan) 2011–12[9] Conference Premier 8 0 0 0 3[b] 0 11 0
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2012–13[19] League One 28 1 2 0 2 0 1[a] 0 33 1
Career total 82 2 4 0 4 0 5 0 95 2
  1. ^ a b Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy, one in Conference Premier play-offs

Honours[edit]

York City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brown, Tony; Joyce, Michael; Longbottom, David, eds. (2013). English National Football Archive Yearbook 2013. Tony Brown. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-905891-62-7. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline Publishing Group. p. 495. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Ben Gibson". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Boro 2 – 1 Coventry City". Middlesbrough F.C. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Ben Becomes A Pilgrim". Middlesbrough F.C. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Gibbo stays on". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Argyle loanee Ben Gibson goes back to Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ben Gibson joins York City on loan from Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2012). Non-League Club Directory 2013. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 162–163. ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0. 
  10. ^ Maiden, Phil (20 May 2012). "Luton 1–2 York". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Tranmere Rovers sign Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Tranmere Rovers extend Ben Gibson loan deal until January". BBC Sport. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ben Gibson: Tranmere Rovers loan could be ended by injury". BBC Sport. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Ben Gibson signs new four-year Middlesbrough deal". BBC Sport. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Ben Gibson". The Football Association. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Scotland U17s defeated in Nordic Cup final". Daily Record (Glasgow). 9 August 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "2009/10". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Ben Gibson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Ben Gibson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Ben Gibson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Ben Gibson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 

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