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Gordon Gilbert

Personal information
Full nameGordon MacKenzie Gilbert
Date of birth10 December 1982(age 33)
Place of birthWitbank, South Africa
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionCentral Defender
Club information
Current clubMP Black Aces]

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Gordon MacKenzie Gilbert (born December 10, 1982 in Witbank, Mpumalanga) is a Scottish-South African football (soccer) player who plays as a left back/central defender in the South African Premier Soccer League.

Gilbert began his career with St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premier League in 2002 however he soon accepted an offer and left for East Fife in the Scottish Football League. At East Fife, he was a first-team regular and helped East Fife earn promotion to the Second Division in the 2002/03 season. Gilbert's performances at East Fife caught the eye of Tuks FC in the country of his birth, where he moved in 2005. Gilbert spent three years playing in the South African First Division with Tuks FC and Mpumalanga Black Aces. During this time, Gilbert was a part of the Black Aces starting team which reached the Nedbank Cup Final in 2008. Leading up to the Nebank Cup final, Gilbert was awarded Man of the Match for his impressive performance in the quarter-finals round. Gilbert’s consistent performances earned him a call up to the South African National Development Team (South African B squad) in April, 2008. He made his debut for the Development Team which played against the National Team of Botswana on April 24, 2008.

Following a strong season with Mpumalanga Black Aces he signed for Kaizer Chiefs of the Premier Soccer League in 2008. At Kaizer Chiefs, Gilbert played in the squad which won both the Mpumalanga International Cup and the MTN Supa 8 competitions. He was also awarded Kaizer Chief’s Man of the Match on his Premier Soccer League debut. In 2009 after spending a full season with a competitive Kaizer Chief’s squad, it was announced that Gilbert would go on a season long loan to Moroka Swallows of the Premier Soccer League.

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