Player Profile: Derek Gibbs
Full Name: Derek William Gibbs
Born: Saturday, 22nd December 1934
Place of Birth: Fulham, England
Height: 5' 10"
Died: Thursday, 19th November 2009
Born in Fulham, Derek started his career with South Ruislip and then Ruislip Manor before being spotted by Chelsea. He was then a centre-half and aged 15 when asked to visit Stamford Bridge for a trial. He only just made it. An accident at work crushed a foot and at first it was thought he would never play again. At Chelsea, he was switched to wing-half and then to inside-forward after scoring nine goals in two reserve games when tried at inside-right in an emergency.
Chelsea (Apr 1955 to Nov 1960) - From Chelsea Juniors
Queens Park Rangers
Debut: Tuesday, 1st January 1957, Manchester United 3 - 0 Chelsea
Last Appearance: Saturday, 29th October 1960, Preston North End 0 - 2 Chelsea
* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Derek Gibbs made 25 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.
|League||1st Jan 1957||Manchester United||3||0||Chelsea||42,116|
|League||9th Mar 1957||Chelsea||4||2||Manchester City||35,664|
|League||16th Mar 1957||Charlton Athletic||3||1||Chelsea||20,701|
|League||23rd Mar 1957||Chelsea||0||2||Sunderland AFC||36,160|
|League||5th Apr 1958||Luton Town||0||2||Chelsea||15,285|
|League||7th Apr 1958||Nottingham Forest||1||1||Chelsea||25,130|
|League||12th Apr 1958||Chelsea||2||2||Bolton Wanderers||27,994|
|League||19th Apr 1958||Leeds United||0||0||Chelsea||20,515|
|League||29th Nov 1958||Everton||3||1||Chelsea||30,638|
|League||6th Dec 1958||Chelsea||1||0||Birmingham City||27,773|
|League||13th Dec 1958||West Bromwich Albion||4||0||Chelsea||19,557|
|League||25th Dec 1958||Blackburn Rovers||0||3||Chelsea||32,149|
|League||27th Dec 1958||Chelsea||0||2||Blackburn Rovers||46,312|
|League||3rd Jan 1959||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1||2||Chelsea||36,093|
|League||17th Jan 1959||Chelsea||2||2||Portsmouth||24,356|
|F.A. Cup||19th Jan 1959||Newcastle United||1||4||Chelsea||57,038|
|F.A. Cup||24th Jan 1959||Chelsea||1||2||Aston Villa||55,994|
|League||31st Jan 1959||Aston Villa||3||1||Chelsea||33,360|
|League||14th Nov 1959||Manchester City||1||1||Chelsea||24,364|
|League||21st Nov 1959||Chelsea||1||3||Arsenal||52,748|
|League||27th Feb 1960||Sheffield Wednesday||1||1||Chelsea||41,403|
|League||18th Apr 1960||Tottenham Hotspur||0||1||Chelsea||37,205|
|League||20th Aug 1960||Aston Villa||3||2||Chelsea||43,776|
|League||19th Sep 1960||Blackburn Rovers||3||1||Chelsea||21,508|
|League||29th Oct 1960||Preston North End||0||2||Chelsea||14,174|
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