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Dave Gibson (footballer)

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Full nameDavid Weddernburn Gibson
Date of birth23 September 1938(age 78)
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
Playing positionInside left

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David "Dave" (or "Davie") Weddernburn Gibson (born 23 September 1938 in Kirkliston, West Lothian) was a Scottish footballer who played for Livingston United, Hibernian, Leicester City, Aston Villa, Exeter City and the Scotland national team.

Considered to be one of the finest and most skillful players in Leicester's history, he was the playmaker and creative force of the great Leicester side of the 1960s under Matt Gillies, including the "Ice Kings" side that fell just short of winning the double in 1962-63.

He scored in both legs of Leicester's 1964 League Cup final victory and also played in a further 3 cup finals for the club.

Gibson earnt 7 caps and scored 3 goals for Scotland, including a goal against Spain at the Santiago Bernabeu just 12 months before Spain became European Champions.


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