Billy Gibson (footballer, born 1990)
|Full name||William Michael Hubert Gibson|
|Date of birth||30 September 1990|
|Place of birth||Harrow, England|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2009–2010||→ Wealdstone (loan)||5||(2)|
|2012||→ Braintree Town (loan)||8||(2)|
|2015–2016||Hemel Hempstead Town||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of Wealdstone
William Michael Hubert "Billy" Gibson (born 30 September 1990) is an English footballer who is who plays for Wealdstone having most recently played for Conference National side Cambridge United as a right midfielder in the 2012/13 season. He started his career at Watford before moving onto Yeovil Town and has had loan spells at Wealdstone and Braintree Town.
Gibson began a two-year academy scholarship with Watford in summer 2007. In 2007–08 he made 26 appearances for the under 18s, all of which were starts and making him the highest appearance maker for the Academy that season. He also scored three goals. He also made 12 appearances for the reserves, six of them starts, scoring three goals.
After appearing for Watford's first team during the 2008 pre-season, on 12 August 2008 he made his competitive debut whilst still an academy scholar. Part of a weakened side for the League Cup, Gibson came on as a 60th-minute substitute for Jon Harley. Playing on the left-wing, he set up Will Hoskins for the only goal of the game as Watford beat League One side Bristol Rovers.
In October 2008, along with Rob Kiernan and Ross Jenkins, Gibson signed a developmental contract, keeping him with Watford until the end of the 2009–10 season. A professional contract, it allowed the players to continue their scholarship without the pressure of worrying about their future. Although he did not appear again for the first team that season, he played 5 games for the reserves and made 10 starts for the Academy, scoring 4 goals.
On 15 December 2009 Gibson joined Isthmian Premier League side Wealdstone on a month-long loan. On his second appearance for the club, he scored both goals in a 2–1 victory over Wealdstone's local rivals Harrow Borough.
In July 2010, Gibson went for a trial with League One Yeovil Town. On 20 August 2010, he was signed on a short term contract until December, a deal which was extended until the end of the season. He was informed by the club at the end of the 2010/11 season that he was one of seven Yeovil players who would be awarded new contracts.
|Season||Club||League||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|2008–09||Watford||Football League Championship||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Wealdstone||Isthmian League Premier Division||5||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||2|
|2010–11||Yeovil Town||Football League One||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||5||0|
|Braintree Town||Conference National||8||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||8||2|
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- Academy stat pack 2007/08 Archived 27 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine., watfordfc.com
- Reserve season 2007/08 – The full stat pack Archived 27 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine., watfordfc.com
- Watford vs Bristol Rovers Archived 10 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine., watfordfc.com
- Trio commit their futures Archived 16 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine., watfordfc.com
- Reserve season 2008/09 – The full stat pack Archived 27 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine., watfordfc.com
- Academy stat pack 2008/09 Archived 27 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine., watfordfc.com
- Gibson goes out on loan Archived 18 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine., watfordfc.com
- "Wealdstone 2–1 Harrow Borough". Wealdstone Football Club. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
- "Terry Skiverton offers seven new Yeovil Town deals". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
- "Club release four". Yeovil Town FC. 3 May 2012. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012.
- "Billy Strikes The Right Chord For U's". Cambridge United FC. 1 June 2012. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012.
- Billy Gibson at Soccerbase