Chad Gibson

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Chad Gibson
Personal information
Full name Chad Gibson
Date of birth (1976-06-19) 19 June 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position defender
Club information
Current team
Joeys FC United
Youth career
Sydney Croatia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 St George Saints 2 (0)
1994–1997 Sydney United 14 (1)
1997–2004 Marconi Stallions 126 (12)
1999 AC United ? (?)
2001 Bodø/Glimt 7 (0)
2004 Stanmore Hawks 17 (4)
2004–2005 Bankstown City Lions ? (?)
2005–2007 Brisbane Roar 23 (0)
2007 Blacktown City Demons 0 (0)
2008 Stanmore Hawks
2009 Lokomotiv Cove
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 June 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).

Chad Gibson (born Sydney, Australia, 19 June 1976) is an Australian footballer who plays in the New England Mutual Premier League.

Biography[edit]

Chad Gibson is from Sydney with South African origin. Gibson plays as a sweeper/central defender, but has also played in the midfield. He began his professional career with Sydney United, who played in the now defunct National Soccer League. After moving to Marconi Stallions, he had spells for Johor FC in Malaysia and FK Bodø/Glimt in Norway, before returning to Australia to play for Marconi Stallions again.

He joined the Queensland Roar as the clubs first ever captain, and a face of the A-League, appearing heavily in the A-League advertisement campaign. After the Roar struggled in the A-League to win games and make the finals play-offs for the second season in a row; on 24 January 2007, Queensland Roar announced that they would be releasing both Gibson and team mate Remo Buess.

The former A-League captain dropped down to the Australian lower leagues where he won the NSW Premier League Championship in 2007 with Blacktown City Demons where he scored the match winning goal in his final official game. In 2008 he joined NSW State League Division 1 side, Stanmore Hawks.[1] He returned to playing park football and played in the Eastern Suburbs Football Association Premier League for Lokomotiv Cove FC.[2] He later signed on for Joeys FC United[3] in the New England Mutual Premier League in a mentoring role to the young team,[4] giving back to rural Australian football.[5]

In February 2006, Alpha Magazine named Gibson in the "Top 50 Sports Stars List".

Since leaving professional football, Gibson has become involved in various aspects of the game including creating career mentoring programs in association with the FFA. He is now a videographer/photographer and the player-feature producer at Fox Sports for the A-League as well as a sports photographer for clients including the Football Federation Australia, Nike Football Australia and privately commissioned work.

Honours[edit]

With Stanmore Hawks

With Blacktown City Demons

References[edit]