Gibson, Reg

Birth Date

15th May 1919


Tideswell, Derbyshire



Biographical Text

Reg Gibson played for Exeter City in the late 1940s. He joined the club from Plymouth Argyle before retiring due to injury. He started his professional career with Manchester United. 

Signed on professional forms as a 19-year-old by Manchester United in September 1938, Reg’s career was put on hold throughout the Second World War and he never made a first-team appearance for the Old Trafford club. He moved to Plymouth Argyle in February 1946 where he was to play just six league games. 

Signed as a centre-half, he linked up with Exeter City in June 1947 and made his debut in the third fixture of the season against Leyton Orient on 30 August 1947. Reg made 30 league appearances during the season before missing the final nine games of the campaign. Returning to action at the start of 1948/49, he appeared in the first four league games but only another six thereafter before retiring from playing in November 1949 as the result of a knee injury.

Reg died in January 1991





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