757 Paul Gibson

Biography

Goalkeeper Gibson joined Warren Joyce’s Tigers on loan in November 1998, initially to cover for first choice Steve Wilson. But he was drafted into the first XI within days of his arrival, then drafted out again three weeks later when he broke a finger.

Paul Richard Gibson hailed from Sheffield but began his career at Manchester United, earning an apprenticeship in July 1992. He was part of the Red Devils’ FA Youth Cup Final winning team in the 1994/95 season but never managed to reach the first team (other than as a bench sitting ‘nearly man’). Between October 1997 and January 1998 he spent time on loan at League Division 3 side, making 13 appearances. Warren Joyce called in a favour through his family connections with United to get him to Boothferry Park on loan in November 1998.

Gibson departed Manchester United in March 1999 when he signed for League Division 2 side Notts County. He spent two and a bit years at Meadow Lane where he was reserve goalie and managed only 14 senior appearances. In February 2000 he spent a month on loan at League Division 3 side, making five appearances.

In 2001 he dropped into the non-leagues with Conference National side Northwich Victoria, spending four years at four clubs while training to become a school teacher. When his playing days ended in 2003 he began a second career as a Physical Education teacher at schools in England and Qatar. In 2019 he was appointed Head of Secondary Education at Kings College School in Riga, Latvia.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 1 November 1976, Sheffield
Hull City First Game: 7 November 1998, Leyton Orient H (League Division Three), 22 years, 6 days old
Hull City Final Game: 28 November 1998, Carlisle United H (League Division Three), 22 years, 27 days old

Clubs

Manchester United (1992-1999), Halifax Town (1996, loan), Mansfield Town (1997-1998, loan), Hull City (1998, loan), Notts County (1999-2001), Rochdale (2000, loan), Northwich Victoria (2001-2002), Droylsden (2002-2003), Witton Albion (2003-2004), TNS Llansantffraid (2004-2005)

Hull City Record

Career: 4 apps, 0 goals

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