Mike Gibson (footballer)

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Mike Gibson
Personal information
Full name Michael James Gibson
Date of birth (1939-07-15)15 July 1939
Place of birth Derby, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
19??–19?? Gresley Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944–1958 Nuneaton Borough
1960–1963 Shrewsbury Town 76 (0)
1963–1972 Bristol City 331 (0)
1972–1974 Gillingham 80 (0)
National team
195?–195? England Youth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael James "Mike" Gibson (born Derby, 15 July 1939) is an English former professional association football player. He played for Shrewsbury Town, Bristol City and Gillingham between 1960 and 1974 [1] making over 480 Football League appearances in the years since the Second World War.[2]


Mike Gibson played for the England Youth. Sammy Crooks the former England player signed Gibson for Gresley Rovers. The development of his career owes much to Crooks who recommended Gibson to his former team mate Angus Morrison at Nuneaton Borough. Mike Gibson left Nuneaton Borough to join Shrewsbury Town in March 1960 helping them to reach the League Cup semi finals in 1960-61.[3] Fred Ford signed Gibson from Shrewsbury Town for £6,000 for Bristol City in April 1963.[3] Mike Gibson helped Bristol City reach the League Cup semi finals in 1970-71.[3] Mike Gibson moved to Gillingham in July 1972 and starred in their promotion success in 1973-74.[3]

A shoulder injury ended Mike Gibson's playing career after which he returned to Bristol as a postman. He has assisted Bristol City as goalkeeping coach at Ashton Gate for many years.[3]


  1. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. pp. 132–133. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry (1998). PFA Football League Players' Records 1946 – 1998. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 1-85291-585-4. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Woods, David; Leigh Edwards (1997). Bristol City FC - The First 100 Years. Redcliffe Press. ISBN 1-900178-26-5.