Gibson in Scotland kit, 1895
|Full name||Neil Gibson|
|Date of birth||23 February 1873|
|Place of birth||Larkhall, Scotland|
|Date of death||January 1947(aged 73)|
|Place of death||Larkhall, Scotland|
|1895–1903||Scottish League XI||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Adept at playing in either left or right wing half position, Gibson joined Rangers in 1894 from local Larkhall side Royal Albert, where he had been for only a few months after moving from Junior team Larkhall Thistle. During his time at Ibrox, he won four consecutive league titles (1898–99 (in which the team won all 18 fixtures), 1899–1900, 1900–01 and 1901–02) as well as the Scottish Cup in 1896–97, 1897–98, and 1902–03 plus five Glasgow Cups and three Glasgow Merchants Charity Cups.
He moved to Partick Thistle in 1904, where he remained for five years.
Former Hibernian manager Willie McCartney stated that Gibson was "The greatest of my, and any generation following, in Scottish football", Steve Bloomer of Derby County and England described him as "The greatest footballer I ever saw", and Gibson's artistry led Harry Wood to dub him "Pavlova in football boots".
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