Jimmy Gibson (footballer, born 1901)
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 right-half and was regarded as one of the best players in that position at that time. 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.
- "James Gibson". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
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