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Grover Gibson’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroAmerican soccer player
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From United States of America 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 18 November 1978, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia, U.S.A.
Age:41 years

Grover Gibson (born November 18, 1978) is an American soccer player who last played for Rot-Weiss Ahlen in the 2. Bundesliga until retiring due to injury in August 2009.

In 2012, Gibson established the Grover Gibson Soccer Foundation, which is a non-profit corporation, where he founded RVA Football Club and is currently head coach.

Club career

Born in Fairfax, Virginia, after graduating from high school, Gibson signed with VfB Stuttgart U-18. He went on to play two years for VfB Stuttgart reserves. After that he played for third-tier sides FC Augsburg and SV Elversberg before signing with 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the 2. Bundesliga at the age of 21. Later he played again in the third tier for SSV Jahn Regensburg, SC Preußen Münster, Kickers Emden. His last club was Rot-Weiss Ahlen in the 2. Bundesliga where he played 30 matches and scored six goals.

His professional career ending after fracturing the eye socket which also damaged the retina and optic nerve.

Gibson previously played four matches in the 2. Bundesliga for 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Coaching career

Following the creation of the Grover Gibson Soccer Foundation, a non-profit corporation promoting soccer, Gibson founded RVA Football Club as a youth soccer organization in Richmond, Virginia, with the senior men’s team to compete in the amateur National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), considered the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid. Gibson would coach the club in its inaugural season, leading them to a first-place finish in the Mid-Atlantic Division and all the way to the NPSL Championship game against the Sonoma County Sol.

Personal life

Gibson resides currently in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife and three children.