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Ben Gibson

Middlesbrough FC


  Benjamin James Gibson
Birth 15 January 1993 in Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire [registered in Central Cleveland, March 1993].
Attended Nunthorpe School and Yarm School.


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Playing Career

Signed with the Middlesbrough FC Academy at the age of twelve from Marton FC. He signed a professional contract on 1 July 2010. After making his first team debut for 'boro, he was loaned out to Plymouth Argyle FC on 2 August 2011. He was sent out to York City FC on 9 February 2012, making eight Conference appearances. After helping York regain their League status, he was signed by Tranmere Rovers FC on loan on 14 August 2012 and returned to the Riverside Stadium to earn his first-team status from following season. After interest from Leicester City FC, Gibson signed for Burnley FC on 5 August 2018 for a £15 million transfer fee. Despite this, on Transfer Deadline Day, 31 January 2020, Watford FC made attempts to sign Gibson, with two bids rejected. On 3 September 2020, Gibson joined Norwich City FC on loan, the deal was made permanent on 3 July 2021 for an £8 million transfer fee. Began the 2022-23 season as club captain.

League honours
322+18 appearances, 6 goals
six red cards
Middlesbrough FC 2011-18 174+eleven appearances, four goals
debut (championship): (sub) 25 April 2011 Middlesbrough FC 2 Coventry City FC 1.
Plymouth Argyle FC 2011 loan twelve+one appearances
debut (league two): 6 August 2011 Shrewsbury Town FC 1 Plymouth Argyle FC 1.
Tranmere Rovers FC
2012-13 loan 28 appearances, one goal
debut (league one): 18 August 2012 Tranmere Rovers FC 3 Leyton Orient FC 1.
Burnley FC 2018-20 one appearance one goal
only: 26 December 2018 Burnley FC 1 Everton FC 5.
Norwich City FC 2020-21 loan 26+one appearances, 2021-24 81+five appearances.
debut (championship): 3 October 2020 Norwich City FC 0 Derby County FC 1.
Club honours FA Trophy winners 2011-12;
National Conference Premier
Play-off winners 2011-12;
Football League Championship
fourth place 2014-15 (36ᵃ), runners-up 2015-16 (33ᵃ); winners 2020-21 (27ᵃ), sixth-place-play-off semi-finalists 2023-24;
Individual honours Middlesbrough FC Player of the Year 2016-17;
Distinctions Nephew of Middlesbrough FC's Chairman, Steve Gibson
Height/Weight 6' 1", 12st 3lbs [2017]


various media [2016] & ENFA.

England Career

Player number did not appear for England.
Position(s) Central defender
Individual honours England U21 (ten appearances, one goal, 2014-15), England U20 (four appearances, 2014), England U18 (one appearances, 2011), England U17 (five appearances, one goal, 2009-10).
Distinctions None


The Numbers
Squads unused
2 three

Match History
 Club: Middlesbrough F.C. - no full appearances manager: Gareth Southgate - no full appearancesx

Age 24
966 26 March 2017 - England 2 Lithuania 0, The National Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 15
967 10 June 2017 - Scotland 2 England 2, The National Stadium, Glasgow WCP AD unused sub 15
968 13 June 2017 - France 3 England 2, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AL unused sub 15