Michael Gibson (Australian footballer)

Michael Gibson (born 31 October 1965) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Fitzroy and the Brisbane Bears in the Victorian/Australia Football League (VFL/AFL).

Michael Gibson
Personal information
Full name Michael Gibson
Date of birth (1965-10-31) 31 October 1965
Place of birth Queensland
Original team(s) Coorparoo
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Position(s) Half back flanker
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985 Fitzroy 3 (0)
1987–91 Brisbane Bears 52 (3)
Total 55 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Gibson, a half back flanker, was a Coorparoo premiership player in 1984 and played at Fitzroy the following season. He then returned to Coorparoo in 1986 and participated in another premiership team. A member of Brisbane's inaugural VFL list, he spent five seasons with the club.

Amongst his 15 interstate matches for Queensland were appearances at the 1988 Adelaide Bicentennial Carnival. He had also been an All-Australian junior for his state.

The defender went on to become a QFL coach and had stints at both Coorparoo and Mount Gravatt.


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