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Ben Gibson

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Norwich Career: 2020-24 (123 appearances) (initially on loan from Burnley)
Current Club: Stoke City
Date of Birth: 15/01/1993 (Nunthorpe)
Nationality: English


On 4th September 2020, following weeks of speculation, Burnley left-sided central defender Ben Gibson joined the Canaries on a season long loan.

Gibson joined the Middlesbrough academy in 2005 at the age of 12 and signed his first professional contract in July 2010. He made the first of 203 appearances for Boro on 25th April 2011 against Coventry as substitute.

In August 2011 he was loaned to Plymouth for three months, making 13 appearances. A second loan spell came at York in February 2012 during which he won the FA Trophy and promotion to the Football League. He played 11 games for York. The 2012/13 season saw him loaned to Tranmere where he made 33 appearances. The following campaign saw him become a regular in the Boro first team and his performances led to a £15million move to Burnley on 5th August 2018. However injuries and the form of other players have limited him to six appearances for the Clarets.

Gibson made his Norwich debut in the 1-0 defeat at home to Derby on 3rd October 2020, starting the match in place of the Everton-bound Ben Godfrey. He finished the season with 29 appearances as Norwich won the Championship title thus activating a clause in the loan agreement that saw him transferred to Norwich. He formally completed his move to Norwich on 1st July 2021.

He made 31 appearances in 2021/22 as Norwich finished bottom of the Premier League.

He made 24 appearances for Norwich during the 2022/23 season.

Gibson scored his first goal for Norwich in the 5-2 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup Fourth Round on 28th January 2024 . He scored City's equaliser to make it 1-1. He made a total of 40 appearances in 2023/24 as Norwich finished sixth reaching the Championship play-offs, before losing 4-0 to Leeds.

On 20th May 2024 Norwich announced that Gibson would be leaving the club that summer on expiry of his contract. On 7th June 2024 he signed a three year contract with Stoke City. "Having won promotion from the second tier, Ben is well versed in knowing what it takes to be successful at this level. Successful teams need leaders, strong characters and experience and Ben gives us all three qualities in abundance. He sets high standards of himself and others, both on the training ground and off the pitch." said Stoke sporting director Jonathan Walters. Gibson said: "I have played here. The atmosphere is fantastic and the fanbase speaks for itself. I want to be part of a team that brings the good times back to Stoke. We have to build a culture and environment where everyone is demanding of each other, where we don’t accept second best from anyone in this football club from top to bottom."

Gibson has been capped by England at Under-17, Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 winning the Nordic Cup and the UEFA European Championships with the Under-17s. He made his debut for the Under-21s against Croatia in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 championship qualifiers before playing in all three games in the finals. He scored his first Under-21 goal against Belarus in a friendly in 2015. He received his first call up to the England squad in March 2017 replacing the injured Chris Smalling.


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