Victor Gibson

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Victor Gibson
Personal information
Full name Arthur Henry Gibson
Date of birth (1888-07-18)18 July 1888
Place of birth Woolwich, England
Date of death 8 April 1958(1958-04-08) (aged 69)
Place of death Ruislip, England
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Plumstead
1911–1912 Espanyol
1912–1924 Olympique Cettois
Teams managed
1914–1924 FC Cette
1924–1925 Montpellier
1925–1929 Marseille
1929–1934 Sochaux
1934 SC Bastidienne
1934–1935 Hispano-Bastidienne
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Arthur Henry Gibson, known as Victor Gibson (18 July 1888 – 8 April 1958) was an English professional football player and coach active in Spain and France.

Early and personal life[edit]

Arthur Henry Gibson was born in Woolwich in 1888.[1] He married in 1910 and had an infant daughter who died.[1] He divorced his English wife in 1938 and married a Frenchwoman in 1939, with whom he also had a daughter.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Under the name 'Victor Gibson' he moved from amateur side Plumstead to Spanish side Espanyol in 1911.[1] After a year in Spain he moved to French side Olympique Cettois.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Gibson coached the club sides of FC Cette,[2] Montpellier,[2] Marseille,[2] Sochaux,[3] SC Bastidienne and Hispano-Bastidienne.[4]

Later life and death[edit]

He returned to England in the 1930s, working as a gardener or groundsman.[1] He divorced his English wife in 1938 and married a Frenchwoman in 1939, with whom he also had a daughter.[1] He died in Ruislip in 1958.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Revealed: the true identity of Victor Gibson". Scottish Sport History - devoted to our sporting heritage.
  2. ^ a b c "France - Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Les anciens entraîneurs du FCSM" (in French). FC Sochaux-Montbéliard official website. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Scots in opposition: Peter Farmer and Victor Gibson at the French Cup Final of 1924". Scottish Sport History - devoted to our sporting heritage.