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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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Gibson, Don I met Don at Openshaw Tech. college we were 16 years. old he invited me to have a trial with St Christopher's team who he played for I did. and played for 2 years a fab team with some great players ( Alan Lloyd Ken Pigot Ron Costello).i went in his sweet shop one Sunday and asked him hows things he looked at me tears in his eyes and he apologised and told me he had been to see Duncan Edwards at the hospital and he told me it wasn't a pretty site to see a great footballer lay in the bed helpless Don was a nice bloke glad I knew him .
07-07-20 Charles Dickinson

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