Irish Footballer that Played for Man Utd - Pat McGibbon
Pat McGibbon - Introduction
Pat McGibbon was born on 6 September 1973 in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. He was already playing as a professional footballer for Irish League side Portadown when he signed for Alex Ferguson's Manchester United for a transfer fee of £100,000.
Pat McGibbon & Manchester United
Central defender Pat McGibbon made his Manchester United debut on 20 September 1995 against York City in the second round of the League Cup. In front of a crowd of 29,000 at Old Trafford United succumbed to three unanswered goals from York.
Unfortunately this was Pat McGibbon's only appearance for Manchester United. While he was named as substitute on a few occasions he never managed to get any further game time.
In 1996 McGibbon was sent out on loan to Swansea City and this was followed by a second loan period with Wigan Athletic in 1997. In July 1997 Wigan made the loan move permanent when they paid Manchester United a transfer fee of £250,000 too sign McGibbon.
Pat McGibbon - Northern Ireland Career
Pat McGibbon made his international debut for Northern Ireland on 22 May 1995 against Canada. He came on as a substitute as the Irish lost 2-0. McGibbon won seven international caps, three of them as a substitute. Pat McGibbon made his last appearance for Northern Ireland on 23 May 2000 against Luxembourg in a friendly match.
Pat McGibbon - Manchester United & Northern Ireland Statistics
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