November 20, 1965,
St Albans, Hertfordshire
July 1st 1983
Being a supporter I knew what Watford were about. I gave 100%, and although I wasn’t the best player in the world, that’s what they wanted to see.
Local lad Nigel Gibbs made his debut under Graham Taylor for Watford in a UEFA Cup Third Round tie at the age of 18 as a graduate of the club’s Academy.
Gibbs went on to establish himself as a regular member of the first-team despite his young age, producing consistently impressive performances, eventually becoming an ever-present figure at right-back for the club.
After winning the Player of the Season Award in 1992 Gibbs was appointed club captain, but the next campaign proved to be a struggle after the defender suffered a long-term injury that would see his first-team appearances severely restricted for the next couple of years.
Despite the setback, Gibbs recovered and went onto make 411 league appearances for the club, more than anyone except Luther Blissett and Duncan Welbourne.