Billy Gibson (footballer, born 1981)

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Billy Gibson
Personal information
Full name William Gibson
Date of birth (1981-08-01) 1 August 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kilbirnie Ladeside
Youth career
1997–1999 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Rangers 0 (0)
2004 Partick Thistle (loan) 16 (0)
2004–2007 Partick Thistle 84 (5)
2007–2008 St Patrick's Athletic 17 (3)
2008–2009 Clyde 44 (0)
2009–2010 Ayr United 25 (0)
2010–2011 Alloa Athletic 17 (2)
2012–2014 Linlithgow Rose
2014– Kilbirnie Ladeside
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:10, 8 August 2014.

William "Billy" Gibson (born 1 August 1981), is a Scottish footballer who plays as a defender or a midfielder for Kilbirnie Ladeside in the Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region. He has previously played in the Scottish Premier League for Partick Thistle.

Club career[edit]

He started his career with Rangers, before moving to fellow Glasgow club Partick Thistle on loan for the first half of 2004.[1] He was released by Rangers that summer, and joined Thistle on a permanent transfer in July 2004.[2] This spell lasted 3 years, before he moved to Ireland to play for St Patrick's Athletic in June 2007.[3]

Gibson moved back to Scotland in January 2008, and signed for Partick Thistle's rivals, Clyde.[4] He was signed by John Brown, who coached him during his spell with Rangers. He made his debut in a 3–1 defeat by Stirling Albion on 2 February 2008. Gibson's contract was terminated in June 2009, following Clyde's relegation and financial troubles.[5]

Gibson went on to sign for First Division newcomers Ayr United, before joining Alloa Athletic for the 2010–11 season. He then spent almost a year out of football before joining Junior side Linlithgow Rose in the summer of 2012.[6][7] Gibson moved on to Kilbirnie Ladeside in August 2014.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smith keeps options open as a loan Ranger". The Scotsman. 31 January 2004. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Thistle bosses sign on". BBC Sport. 7 May 2004. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Mackey, Liam (7 June 2007). "Waterford welcome new boys for clash with leaders Saints". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Two more on board
  5. ^ "Club Statement – Players Contracts". clydefc.co.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ayr Utd snap up free agent Gibson". BBC Sport. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 23 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "New faces for Rose, BU". Linlithgow Gazette. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Jeffrey, John (8 August 2014). "Signing news". Kilbirnie Ladeside F.C. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

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