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Vivian Gibbins

Clapton FC

2 appearances, 3 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 6: A 3
100% successful

1924-25

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1
25

Profile

Full name William Vivian Talbot Gibbins
Born 10 August 1901 in Forest Gate, Essex [registered in West Ham, September 1901]. Birthdate confirmed by his death registration
Birth notes Because Gibbins cannot be found in 1911 census, then his parents cannot be found either, but given that he was born four months after the 1901 census was completed, we can say that the only Gibbins that were in Forest Gate in April 1901 were a Charles H. and an Emily, who had already had four children.  They live at the Boot Shop, 56 Stacey Road in West Ham. Their youngest in April 1901 was a seven-month old Arthur William Gibbins.

Census Notes

Gibbins cannot be found in the census returns with any degree of certainty. What is certain is that in 1911, there is no William Vivian Talbot Gibbins recorded, as one would expect to find in the first concise return. However, there is a Forest Gate-born nine year old in the 1911 return, his name was William Vernon Talbot.

Married to Frances M.J. Ashworth on 26 May 1928 in Brighton [registered in Brighton, Sussex, June 1928].
Died 21 November 1979 in Herne Bay, Kent, aged 78 years x days [registered in Canterbury, Kent, December 1979].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 11st. 10lbs [1925].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 474th players (477) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 141, 17 May 1924, France 1 England 3, an end-of-season friendly match at Stade Pershing, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, aged 22 years 281 days.
Last match No. 146, 21 May 1925, France 2 England 3, an end-of-season friendly match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, off injured (35), aged 23 years 285 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England amateur (twelve appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Became headmaster of Harold Road School in West Ham. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x./Graham Budd Auctions

 

Vivian Gibbins - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 0 125 3 42 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Vivian Gibbins - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 2 2 0 0 6 3 +3 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 6 3 +3 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +2

 

Vivian Gibbins - Match History
 Club: Clapton F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 22
1 141 17 May 1924 - France 1 England 3, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW Start 25, 40 cf
Age 23
4 146 21 May 1925 - France 2 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris Fr AW Start 23
off 35
cf

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