Ian Gibson Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1982-83 - - - - - - - - -
1981-82 4 (4) 8 0 0 0 4 (3) 0 - (1) 0
1980-81 13 (1) 14 2 1 0 13 (1) 2 - -
Totals: 17 (5) 2 17 (4) 2 0 (1) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 15th, 1982 15/05/82 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Mar 27th, 1982 27/03/82 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 5 - 0
Mar 20th, 1982 20/03/82 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 2
Mar 13th, 1982 13/03/82 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 5 - 1
Apr 4th, 1981 04/04/81 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Jan 3rd, 1981 03/01/81 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 7 - 0
Dec 20th, 1980 20/12/80 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 3

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Jan 3rd, 1981 03/01/81 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 7 - 0 (34')
Dec 20th, 1980 20/12/80 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 3 (45')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 15th, 1982 15/05/82 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Mar 27th, 1982 27/03/82 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 5 - 0
Mar 20th, 1982 20/03/82 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 2
Mar 13th, 1982 13/03/82 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 5 - 1
Feb 27th, 1982 27/02/82 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Dec 9th, 1981 09/12/81 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Winterslag (H) 5 - 0 (sub)
Nov 7th, 1981 07/11/81 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 3 - 0 (sub)
Oct 24th, 1981 24/10/81 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 2 (sub)
Apr 25th, 1981 25/04/81 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Apr 4th, 1981 04/04/81 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Feb 28th, 1981 28/02/81 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 0
Jan 10th, 1981 10/01/81 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Jan 3rd, 1981 03/01/81 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 7 - 0
Dec 30th, 1980 30/12/80 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Dec 27th, 1980 27/12/80 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 4 - 1
Dec 20th, 1980 20/12/80 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 3
Nov 22nd, 1980 22/11/80 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 3 - 2
Nov 15th, 1980 15/11/80 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Nov 8th, 1980 08/11/80 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
Nov 1st, 1980 01/11/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 0
Oct 25th, 1980 25/10/80 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3
Oct 18th, 1980 18/10/80 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 17 (4) 2 1 0
UEFA - (1) 0 0 0
Totals: 17 (5) 2

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Ian signed for Partick Thistle from Coltness United in 1974, and went on to be an important player for Thistle, eventually becoming the youngest ever captain for the Premier Division side. After over 100 appearances, he signed for United in October 1980 under freedom of contract. There was a dispute between the clubs over the fee, which was later set at £75,000 by a tribunal.

He made his debut two days later against Kilmarnock, but as he was a late signing, he was illegible for European and League Cup matches. In the League he was originally given a good run in the starting eleven, but by the end of the season he was mostly used in the reserves.

Ian never became an established first team player, and was seen mostly on the substitutes bench for most of the 1981/82 season. He was an unused substitute for most of United's European games as the club reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup, and this trend continued into the 1982/83 season.

Midway through that Championship winning campaign he moved to Morton on loan with John McNeil coming to Tannadice. He then went on loan to St Johnstone, helping the Muirton side gain promotion to the Premier Division at the end of that season. During the summer the deal was made permanent for a fee of around £15,000.

A regular during his four years in Perth, he became their player/manager in 1985. In 1987 he moved on to Raith Rovers for two years, and then took up the position of player/manager at Arbroath before retiring in 1991.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by B Orr.





Debut

October 18th, 1980
Kilmarnock 0 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Ian was born on this date in Hamilton.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Kilmarnock 0 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    It took a long time in coming, but after ten league games, United finally registered their first league win of the season. Having said that it looked, in the first half at least, that the strain of tr


  • First Goal

    St Mirren 3 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    The inch of snow had been successfully cleared at a turbulent Love Street, where boardroom arguments and the sacking of Jim Clunie had not affected the playing staff as the Buddies had won all four of


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 7 - 0 Kilmarnock
    League (Premier Division)

    Jim McLean made one change to his starting line-up from the side which had been unlucky only to pick up a point at Pittodrie midweek with the Dons snatching a less than deserved equaliser from the pen


  • Last Appearance

    Partick Th 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    After St Mirren's defeat to Aberdeen in midweek, United just needed a point in their final league game of the season at Firhill to clinch fourth place and the UEFA Cup qualification that came with it.


  • Left the Club