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 right-half[1] 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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ a b "James Gibson". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 

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