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Colin Gibson (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameColin John Gibson
Date of birth6 April 1960(age 56)
Place of birthBridport, England
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionLeft back

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Colin John Gibson (born 6 April 1960) is an English former football player. He was an attacking left back who could also play in midfield. In a 17-year career, he scored 25 goals in 362 appearances in the Football League.

Gibson started his career at Aston Villa in 1978 and made around 200 appearances for the club in seven years, as well as winning the league title and two European trophies. He moved on to Manchester United in 1985, and during his five years at United he played 79 league games. He signed with Leicester City in 1990, after a short loan at Port Vale. After a four-year spell with the Foxes, he transferred to Blackpool, before finishing his career at Walsall.

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