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Darron Gibson


Darron Thomas Daniel Gibson is an Irish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Evertonand the Republic of Ireland national team. He has also played for Manchester United and on loan for Royal Antwerp and Wolverhampton Wanderers. He joined Manchester United in 2004 and made his senior debut for United on 26 October 2005 in a League Cup game against Barnet. During the 2005–06 season he played regularly for Manchester United Reserves, helping them win a treble. He made 19 appearances, scoring twice. In May 2006, he won the prestigious Jimmy Murphy Awardas United's youth player of the year and then played regularly for the United senior team. Gibson made his Premier League debut on 15 November 2008, appearing as a second half substitute against Stoke City, before making his UEFA Champions League debut. Gibson was one of several United players who spent the 2006–07 season on loan at Royal Antwerp. On 13 January 2012, Gibson signed for Everton for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut a day later, as he started in a 1–1 draw with Aston Villa. Gibson played 11 times in the league during his first season with the club and didn't finish on the losing side once. Gibson first represented the Republic of Ireland at under-17 level. Then during the 2005–06 season he captained both the Republic of Ireland under-19 and under-21 squads. On 8 February 2011, Gibson scored his first goal for his country, in a 3–0 victory over Wales in the first game of the 2011 Nations Cup.
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