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Oldest Ex-Player Gibbons Dies
Monday, 1st Feb 2021 16:14

Centre-forward Johnny Gibbons, who was Town’s oldest surviving ex-player, died aged 95 on Sunday from Covid-19.

Centre-forward Gibbons joined the Blues from QPR in May 1949 and made 13 appearances and scored three goals before moving on to Tottenham in March 1950.

Charlton-born Gibbons, who was in the army during and after the Second World War and was a troop lorry driver in Germany, began his career with Dartford in 1947 before quickly moving on to Loftus Road.

He spent three years with Spurs, although without breaking into the first team, before returning to Dartford where his career ended in 1958.

After football, Gibbons worked for Sykes Pumps in Charlton and then as a porter/cleaner and later a charge hand at Greenwich Maritime Museum.

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paulgibbo added 16:48 - Feb 1
RIP Dad you will be greatly missed.

Farmerpiles added 17:13 - Feb 1
RIP. Once a blue, always a blue. 🙏

therein61 added 17:34 - Feb 1
Always sad to see a former blue leave us R.I.P

dominiciawful added 17:39 - Feb 1
Sorry for your loss, Paul.

A sad day.

Millsey added 18:02 - Feb 1
Sad news 😔

Kesblue66 added 19:51 - Feb 1
I remember seeing scoring with a great header at churchmans end.I didnt realise he was that old.rip John.

TractorCam added 20:32 - Feb 1
Sorry for your loss Paul

herfie added 21:34 - Feb 1
RIP - will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. 👏

paulgibbo added 12:25 - Feb 3
Thank you all for your kind words Paul and Family.

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