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PersonalFullname: John Gibson
aka: Wee Johnny
Born: 23 December 1950
Signed: December 7th 1976
Left: April 1978
First game : Sub v Ayr home 3-0 league - 18 December 1976
Last game : Hibernian away 1-1 league - 30 March 1977
International Caps: None
BiogWinger John Gibson was a surprise signing for the Bhoys in December 1976 when he was out of contract.
Jock Stein signed up the wideman on a free transfer after he had been freed by St Mirren. The former Partick Thistle and Ayr man had been one of the more colourful characters in the Scottish game and had got himself involved in a number of scrapes at his previous clubs.
However he had impressed Stein with his performance in a St Mirren reserve game just weeks before he was released by the Love Street club.
Johnny was said to be 'Celtic mad' and had sprang to prominence in the 1971/72 season with an outstanding performance against Rangers for Thistle at Firhill when he demolished the Rangers defence in Thistle's 3-2 win. He was a substitute for Partick on their glory day on 23 October 1971 when they beat Celtic 4-1 in the League Cup final but could not maintain that good form.
The pacy Gibson made his debut as a sub in a 3-0 league win over Ayr at Parkhead but he was never anything more than a fringe player, making only four appearances before being released in April 1978.
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