Richard Gibson (footballer)

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Richard Gibson
Personal information
Full name Richard Samuel Gibson
Date of birth February 1889
Place of birth London, England
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–1911 Sultan
1911–1921 Birmingham 110 (16)
1921–1922 Manchester United 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Samuel Gibson (February 1889 – after 1921) was an English professional footballer who played as a winger. He made 120 appearances and scored 19 goals in all competitions for Birmingham over a ten-year career, and helped them win the championship of the Football League Second Division in 1920–21. He then moved to First Division Manchester United where he made 12 appearances without scoring; they were relegated that season. Gibson was credited with recommending his former Sultan F.C. team-mate Percy Barton to Birmingham.


  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 90. ISBN 1-85983-010-2.