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Lewis Gibson 57

Lewis Gibson, was signed from Newcastle United in the summer of 2017. The left-sided defender turned down offers from Spurs, Man City and Southampton, among several others, to join the Blues.

He made an impressive start to life on Merseyside in the Blues' youth setup and has explained why the decision to join Everton was an easy one.

"The way the club is going at the moment, everything seems to be on the up,” said Gibson, while at an Everton in the Community event. "The Under-23s won the league last year and I knew the potential the team had. And the way I play, I fitted right into their system and it was also about how much they wanted us, it showed from the start.

“My old manager at Newcastle [Under-18s] was Dave Watson,” he explains. “So I already had a link [to Everton] through Dave. Dave Watson helped me a lot and developed me as an Under-18s player and now David Unsworth is making me an Under-23s player, working on little things like positioning."

Gibson would be a first choice on the teamsheet for Unsworth, racking up the second highest appearance stats for the U23s in his first season at Everton behind Bassala Sambou.

His second season was disrupted by a long injury layoff, however, which required surgery on his ankle injury and an abortive return in October saw him stretchered off after 38 minutes against Arsenal U23s.

Initially feared to be an anterior cruciate ligament injury, scans showed a dislocated knee and ligament damage to the opposite ankle that was operated on just months before. He would not return until the New Year but would then play in almost every game leading to Everton securing the Premier League 2 trophy and Premier League Cup double in 2019.

With the return of former loanee Kurt Zouma at best uncertain that summer, manager Marco Silva promoted Gibson and gave him valuable exposure in the senior side's early pre-season training friendlies before scoring a first-team goal in a friendly against Mainz:

"It's unbelievable, it's what dreams are made of, really," he said at the time. "I've been waiting a while now – since I was little, I've just always dreamed of this and obviously now it's come and I'm just ready to take my opportunity.

"It's unbelievable to be around players who have done amazing things in their careers and I'm learning every day, taking notes off the gaffer and the players. The style of football we play – I think it suits my game and what I want to do. It's very good and the help's great. All the coaches and players are very supportive.

A strong and imposing presence at the back, the defender demonstrated a comfort on having the ball at his feet and playing out with it but as his development continued, he sought greater assurances of his first-team prospects with the expiration of his contract on the horizon in the summer of 2020.

FactFile

Squad number 57
Position Centre-back
Nationality England
Born  
Date of birth 19 July 2000
Height 6'-2" (1.85 m)
Joined 27 July 2017
Joined from Newcastle Utd
Signed under Ronald Koeman
Transfer fee £990k (^£6M)
Contract duration 3 years
Contract expires June 2020
Full debut Under-23s only
Previous Clubs  Newcastle Utd
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Everton Career

Season Squad No. League Apps (sub) League Goals Cup Apps (sub) Cup Goals Total Apps (sub) Total Goals
2017-18 57 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
2018-19 57 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
2019-20 37 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
  Totals 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0

Academy U23s Career

Season Team League Apps Cup Apps League Goals Cup Goals
2017-18 Under-23s  15 (2) 8 (1) 0 0
2018-19 Under-23s 10 (0) 6 (1) 0 0
2019-20 Under-23s        

Previous Career

Season Team Appearances (sub) Goals
2014-16 Newcastle Utd 0 (0) 0



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