Willie Gibson made his Queen of the South debut as a sixteen year old and went on to play 109 times for his hometown team, scoring just once, before Jim Jefferies signed him for Kilmarnock in January 2007. Despite his ability his career appeared to have stalled at a Rugby Park and he was picked up by Dunfermline in July 2009.
Under Jim McIntrye he produced some stunning performances leading to a substantial offer from Crawley Town in August 2010. Willie initially rejected the move for personal reasons but Crawley renewed their interest and he finally agreed to a deal on 31st January 2011. Dunfermline received around £150,000 for the player who had scored 17 goals in 61 appearances.
Home sickness brought him home after a few months to sign for St Johnstone but he started only one a SPL match there before joining Falkirk.
A bust up with manager Steven Presley then led to Willie re-joining Queen of the South, where he played 23 times, scoring once, as the club won the Division Two title. By that stage Willie had left to join Celtic Nation. Workington, Stranraer (twice), Dumbarton and Peterhead followed before joining Stenhousemuir in 2019.
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