Lee Gibson

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Lee Gibson
Personal information
Full name Lee Helen Gibson[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-23) 23 September 1991 (age 31)
Place of birth Rutherglen, Scotland[2]
Height 169 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Glasgow City
Number 29
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Hamilton Academical
2011–2015 Glasgow City
2016 Mallbackens IF 22 (0)
2017– Glasgow City
National team
2007–2008 Scotland U17 3 (0)
2009–2010 Scotland U19 8 (0)
2017– Scotland 38 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 8 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 03:00, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Lee Helen Gibson (née Alexander; born 23 September 1991) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish Women's Premier League club Glasgow City and the Scotland women's national team.

Early life[edit]

Lee Gibson was born in Rutherglen on 27 September 1991. She grew up in the Stewartfield area of East Kilbride and was educated at Claremont High School.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Gibson played for Glasgow City for five years, winning fourteen trophies including four consecutive domestic trebles, before signing a full-time professional contract with Swedish Damallsvenskan club Mallbackens IF in December 2015.[3] She rejoined Glasgow City in December 2016.[4]

She helped City progress to the quarter-finals of the 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League by saving three of four kicks in a penalty shootout against Brondby.[5]

International[edit]

Gibson was first called up to the full Scotland squad in November 2015 for a Euro 2017 qualifying match against Macedonia.[6] Still uncapped, she was named in the Scotland squad for the Euro 2017 finals.[7] Alexander became the first choice goalkeeper for Scotland after Euro 2017, when Gemma Fay retired.[8]

Her international debut came in a 3–0 friendly victory over Hungary in Telki on 14 September 2017,[9] and she helped the team qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[8] An important moment in the qualifying group was when Gibson saved a penalty kick against Poland.[8] Scotland were eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup, with Gibson playing in all three matches. In the third match, which Scotland had to win to progress, she initially saved a penalty but a retake was ordered by VAR.[5] The retaken penalty was scored and Scotland, who had led 3–0, could only draw 3–3 with Argentina.[5]

Personal life[edit]

She married David Gibson in May 2022, and adopted her husband's name for her next international appearance.[10] The marriage had originally been scheduled for the summer of 2020.[11]

Honours[edit]

Glasgow City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ List of Players – Scotland" (PDF). FIFA. 27 May 2019. p. 19. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Lee Alexander". Glasgow City F.C. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Thomson, Paul (17 December 2015). "Goalkeeper Lee Alexander signs first pro contract with Swedish side Mallbackens she died on september 1st 2019 due to a car crs". Daily Record. Glasgow. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Lee Alexander returns to Glasgow". Glasgow City F.C. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Dewar, Heather (1 November 2019). "Women's Champions League: Glasgow City hero Lee Alexander still pained by World Cup exit". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Lee Alexander in Scotland women's squad to face Macedonia". BBC Sport. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  7. ^ Thomson, Paul (10 July 2017). "East Kilbride's Lee Alexander off to Women's Euros with Scotland". Daily Record. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  8. ^ a b c MacBeath, Amy (11 September 2018). "Lee Alexander: 'It's been a rollercoaster at times for Scotland'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Kerr begins reign with resounding victory". Scottish Football Association. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  10. ^ @ScotlandNT (24 June 2022). "Our Number 1 wears a new name on the back of her shirt this evening, following her wedding last month. #SWNT" (Tweet). Retrieved 24 June 2022 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Thomson, Paul (5 June 2019). "Scots women's football star Lee Alexander finds love match - with men's team kitman". Daily Record. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  12. ^ Dewar, Heather (24 November 2019). "Scottish Women's Cup: Glasgow City 4–3 Hibernian". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 January 2020.

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