Sal Bibbo

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Sal Bibbo
Personal information
Full name Salvatore Bibbo
Date of birth (1974-08-24) 24 August 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Basingstoke, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Arsenal (goalkeeping coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992 Basingstoke Town 1 (0)
1992–1993 Crawley Town 0 (0)
1993–1996 Sheffield United 0 (0)
1995Chesterfield (loan) 1 (0)
1996Ards (loan) 4 (0)
1996–1998 Reading 7 (0)
1999–2000 Havant & Waterlooville 29 (0)
2000–2001 Bath City 38 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Salvatore "Sal" Bibbo (born 24 August 1974) is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is now the goalkeeping coach at Arsenal.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Basingstoke, Bibbo made one appearance for his hometown club in December 1992 against St. Albans City.[2] He had a spell at Crawley Town but did not make an appearance before moving to Sheffield United in August 1993. He made just two appearances for the Blades over three years and was loaned out to Chesterfield and Northern Irish side Ards. Bibbo joined Reading in 1996 and made nine appearances for the side over two seasons before moving into non-league football due to a back injury.[3][4] He joined Havant & Waterlooville in 1999 and made 36 appearances during his first and only season with the club.[5] On 9 July 2000 he joined fellow Southern League Premier Division side Bath City on a one-year contract.[4] He made 45 appearances in all competitions but left at the end of the season due to budget constraints and retired from playing in 2004.[6][7][8]

Coaching career[edit]

Following his retirement Bibbo rejoined former side Reading as a goalkeeping coach on an initial part-time basis before signing full-time in 2006.[9] He signed a new 12-month rolling contract in June 2010[10] and has also coached at the Nike Academy.[8]


  1. ^ Domin, Martin (7 July 2017). "Arsenal recruit goalkeeping coach Sal Bibbo as Arsene Wenger continues his backroom staff reshuffle". Mirror Group Newspapers. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Sal Bibbo profile". Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Sal Bibbo career statistics". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b "News: July 2000". Bath City F.C. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Sal Bibbo appearances:1999–2000". Havant & Waterlooville F.C. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  6. ^ "2000–01 statistics". Bath City F.C. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  7. ^ "News: April 2001". Bath City F.C. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Meet the coaches". Sky Sports. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Sal Bibbo profile". Reading F.C. Archived from the original on 14 February 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Reading FC coach signs for one more year". Reading Post. Retrieved 24 June 2013.

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