Former Colchester United star Brian Gibbs dies. He was a member of the famous U’s team that beat Leeds United in the FA Cup in 1971

Brian Gibbs, who was a member of the famous Colchester United side who beat Leeds United in the FA Cup in 1971, has died.

Brian Gibbs, who was a member of the famous Colchester United side who beat Leeds United in the FA Cup in 1971, has died. He was 77. Brian played a total of 178 times for the U’s and was also a member of the team that won the Watney Cup Final in August 1971.

Brian played for six seasons for Gillingham before his move to Colchester, however.

And he remains the second-highest goalscorer in Gillingham’s Football League history.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter