Ex Hibs and Leicester City player David Gibson will turn 78 today. Dave played seven times for Scotland banging in three goals. He gained his first cap against Austria in a not so friendly game at Hampden in May 1963 that was abandoned due to one or two thrown punches and a general melee. Scotland were 4-1 up when the match was abandoned. Gibson had been slotted into the team to replace the injured John White. He would score his first Scotland goal in June that year as Scotland trounced Spain 6-2 in a remarkable victory at the Bernabeu, Madrid. Fellow Leicester City player Frank McLintock would also score that day.
David would also score in the 3-2 defeat to Wales down at Ninian Park in May, 1964. His final goal would come in the 3-1 victory over Finland at Hampden in a World Cup Qualifier in October 1964 with Denis Law and Stevie Chalmers hitting the others.
Happy Birthday David and all the best.
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