Jimmy Gibson (footballer, born 1901)

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James Davidson Gibson (12 June 1901 – 1 January 1978) was a Scottish footballer who played for Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Ashfield, Partick Thistle and Aston Villa. His career spanned 19 years, from 1917 to 1936.

He played half-back and was regarded as one of the best players in that position at that time.[citation needed] He played almost 200 games for Partick before a transfer to Villa for a then-record fee of £7,500.

He made 225 appearances for Villa and was capped eight times by Scotland. The highlight of his career was when he partnered Jimmy McMullan in the dominant Scottish midfield of the "Wembley Wizards" that defeated England 5-1 in 1928.

His father Neilly Gibson was also a Scottish international, who also played for Rangers and Partick, while brothers Neil and Willie were also players.

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