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Don Gibson

Don Gibson

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday, Leyton Orient (1946-1960)

Born: 1929

Birthplace: Manchester


Position: Right-half

Biography: Another local lad who made it through from the youth system to secure a first team place. Enjoyed eight years as a professional winning a League Championship winner's medal with the club before losing his place in a re- shuffle switch, which resulted in Tommy McNulty switching to right full back and Johnny Carey switching into the Half-back line and he moved to Sheffield Wednesday for 8,000 in June 1955. He ran a confectionery shop in Burnage near Manchester that he had bought in 1951. He sold sweets and signed autographs until retiring to Blackpool.

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