Robbie Gibbons

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Robbie Gibbons
Personal information
Full name Robert James Gibbons[1][2]
Date of birth (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Knocklyon, Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Knocklyon United
0000–2007 Lourdes Celtic
2007–2010 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
2011 Alki Larnaca 4 (0)
2012–2013 Scunthorpe United 11 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Republic of Ireland U16 2 (0)
2011 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:32, 7 May 2013 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of (UTC)

Robert James Gibbons (born 8 October 1991) is an Irish professional footballer.

Gibbons is a left footed centre midfield player, but has also appeared on the left side of midfield for the Forest Reserves. He was given the Forest first team squad number 42 shirt[3][4][5] at the beginning of the 2010/11 season and appeared on the bench for Nottingham Forest's defeat to Bradford City in the League Cup in August 2010.[6]

Gibbons signed a four year contract at Forest in 2007 and he was a key player in the Nottingham Forest F.C. Youth Academy side that reached the Youth Premier League Final in May 2010, losing 5-3 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.[7]

He signed a 3.5 year deal for Alki on 11 January 2011 after spending two weeks on trial at the club and was given the number 32 shirt.[8][9][10] Gibbons made his debut for Alki on 16 February 2011, coming off the bench as a second-half substitute in the Larnaca side's 4-3 win in the Cypriot Cup against Enosis Paralimni.[11][12][13][14] Gibbons made his league debut on 19 March 2011.

On 31 January 2012 he signed for Scunthorpe United as free agent after a pay dispute with Alki. After some impressive performances in the reserves he made his first team debut against MK Dons on 14 April 2012. [15]

Former clubs include Lourdes Celtic and Knocklyon United in Dublin, Ireland.[16]


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