Andrew Gibson (footballer)
|Full name||Andrew Gibson|
|Date of birth||1 July 1890|
|Place of birth||Camlachie, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Date of death||20 June 1962(aged 71)|
|Place of death||Stratford, Ontario, Canada|
|Playing position||Inside forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
Born in Glasgow he was playing for Strathclyde and was attracting the attention of both Celtic and Rangers when he was signed in May 1911 by Southern League Southampton. Southampton's new manager George Swift claimed that Gibson was "the best forward he had seen and would be a thousand pounds man". Swift was Southampton’s first appointment as manager and promptly embarked on a spending spree, signing eleven players in six weeks.
He made his debut on 2 September 1911 at home to Millwall. Despite scoring twice in a 3–2 victory over Leyton on 28 October he failed to live up to Swift's high expectations. In March 1912 Gibson was suspended (along with Henry Hamilton) for a serious breach of club discipline, as a result of which he was placed on the transfer list. He never appeared for the first team again and, after two trial matches for Celtic, he joined Leeds City in September 1912.
At Leeds he made a handful of appearances in the Second Division before retiring.
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