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Key Facts

Full name
George Gibson

Known as
George Gibson

23 June 1885

31 December 1933 (aged 48)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 344d
Last game: 27y 69d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 6

Recruited from
Essendon (1908)

George Gibson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
V/AFL1906, 1908-19127470.0934%0
Total1906, 1908-19127470.0934%0

AFL: 1,158th player to appear, 3,171st most games played, 5,481st most goals kickedEssendon: 142nd player to appear, 887th most games played, 752nd most goals kickedRichmond: 22nd player to appear, 233rd most games played, 477th most goals kicked

George Gibson played four VFL games with Essendon, mainly as a half back flanker, in 1906. The 1907 season saw him at Richmond which at the time was in the VFA before commencing in the VFL the following year. Gibson stayed with the Wasps after the transition and all told played 70 games and kicked six goals for the club between 1908 and 1912. He played on the last line of defence for most of his time with Richmond.

After departing the VFL scene George Gibson played for VFA club Brunswick between 1913 and 1915.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article;


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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