Ian Gibson (footballer, born 1956)

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For the Middlesbrough player, see Ian Gibson (footballer born 1943).
Ian Gibson
Personal information
Full name Ian Gibson
Date of birth (1956-07-24) 24 July 1956 (age 57)
Place of birth Hamilton, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Coltness United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1980 Partick Thistle 106 (10)
1980–1983 Dundee United 21 (1)
1982 Morton (loan) 7 (1)
1983 St Johnstone (loan) 7 (1)
1983–1987 St Johnstone 131 (9)
1987–1989 Raith Rovers 65 (7)
1989–1991 Arbroath 20 (0)
Total 357 (29)
Teams managed
1985–1987 St Johnstone
1990–1991 Arbroath
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Gibson (born 24 July 1956 in Hamilton) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a midfielder.


Gibson began his professional career with Partick Thistle and made over 100 league appearances for The Jags during his seven years at Firhill. A move to Dundee United during the 1980-81 season beckoned, although Gibson played little over twenty league matches during his eighteen months at Tannadice, spending time on loan with Morton and St Johnstone. Gibson returned to Muirton Park permanently in 1983 and became player/manager in July 1985, a position he held until April 1987.[1] Following his departure from Perth, Gibson spent two years with Raith Rovers, before moving to Arbroath in 1989. Shortly afterwards, he took up his second player/manager position, before being sacked in 1991.[2]


  1. ^ "Club History". St Johnstone FC. Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved 29 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Clyne, Fraser. "Some Historical Notes". Arbroath FC. Retrieved 29 February 2008. 

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