Gibson Bardsley

Gibson Bardsley (born July 23, 1989) is an American former soccer player.

Gibson Bardsley
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-07-23) July 23, 1989
Place of birth Fall City, Washington, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Playing position Forward, Attacking midfielder
Youth career
2007–2010 Western Washington Vikings
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Abbotsford Mariners 12 (5)
2010 Washington Crossfire 5 (0)
2011 Charlotte Eagles 2 (0)
2012–2013 Dayton Dutch Lions 45 (14)
2014 Orange County Blues 7 (1)
2014 Kiruna FF 8 (8)
2015 Tulsa Roughnecks 17 (4)
2015 Pembroke Athleta 9 (1)
2016 Arizona United SC 9 (1)
2018 Linköping City 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 25, 2019


Youth and College

Bardsley was born in Fall City, Washington and attended Mount Si High School, and played four years of college soccer at Western Washington University. Gibson "Giblits" Bardsley was named a first-team GNAC all-star as a sophomore in 2008, and was named to the Daktronics All-American first team and the Daktronics first team, was an NSCAA West Region All-Star, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a unanimous first-team all-league selection as senior in 2010. He finished his college career with 41 goals for the Vikings, tied for first in school history.

During his college years Bardsley also played for the Abbotsford Mariners[1] and Washington Crossfire[2] in the USL Premier Development League.


Bardsley turned professional in 2011 when he signed for USL Professional Division side Charlotte Eagles. He made his professional debut on April 29, in a game against Charleston Battery.[3]

Bardsley moved to USL Professional Division club Dayton Dutch Lions in April 2012.[4] He joined Orange County Blues FC for 2014.[5] Bardsley played for Tulsa Roughneck FC in 2015 before being transferred to Pembroke Athleta FC of the Malta Premier Division.[6] He signed with Arizona United SC on March 19, 2016. [7]


  1. Archived 2009-05-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2011-04-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2011-04-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2012-04-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "All-USL PRO Forward Gibson Bardsley Signs with OC Blues FC". 28 February 2014.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2015-08-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. "Bardsley, Cortez Highlight Arizona's New Signings". United Soccer League (USL). March 19, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
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