Darron Gibson

  • Date of birth : 25/10/1987
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
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Darron Gibson

Darron Gibson

Although born in Northern Ireland, Darron Gibson switched his allegiance to the Republic during his teenage years and has become a useful member of Giovanni Trapattoni's squad. A midfielder with a potent right-foot shot, he left Manchester United FC in January 2012 for regular first-team football with Everton FC.

• Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, Gibson played junior and local league football prior to joining United in 2004; made his first-team debut against Barnet FC on 26 October 2005, a day after turning 18.

• Broke into the United side in 2008/09 following loan spells at Royal Antwerp and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, making his Premier League and UEFA Champions League debuts in the space of ten days in November; also played in every round of the Red Devils' triumphant League Cup campaign.

• Awarded a three-year contract extension ahead of the 2009/10 season, in which he scored five goals in 23 appearances in all competitions, including the opener in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg against FC Bayern München.

• Represented Northern Ireland at youth level but opted to pursue his senior international career with the Republic of Ireland, for whom he made his debut in August 2007 against Denmark.

• Following three goals in 31 Premier League outings for United, he opened his Everton account on his fourth appearance for the club, a 1-0 victory against Manchester City FC on 31 January 2012.

Last updated: 23/05/12 19.04CET


UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Darron Gibson
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 25/10/1987 (30)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 90kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    25/11/08: Villarreal 0-0 Man. United
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    21/10/03: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Austria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Republic of Ireland80
Republic of Ireland U-2110
Republic of Ireland U-1951
Republic of Ireland U-1730

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Man. United92
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 08/08/2018 11:20 CET