DOB: 15 November 1969
Debut: Round 1, 1993 against Hawthorn at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 21, 1994 against Collingwood at MCG
From: Claremont, Selection #19, 1991 National Draft
Number: 24 1993-1994
Games: 25 (39 total)
Goals: 6 (8 total)
The defender was drafted alongside teammates Darren Kowal and Jason Norrish after playing in a strong Claremont side. Gilbert opted to spend another year in Perth, signing with Melbourne in early 1992 on the understanding that he wouldn't be available until 1993.
Gilbert played the majority of his first season, but struggled to hold a position in 1994. When Fremantle joined the competition in 1995, his old Claremont coach Gerard Neesham traded one of the Dockers' Western Australian zone selections for Gilbert. The player he swapped was Jeff Farmer, who played his best seasons in Melbourne, and didn't join Freo until years after Neesham's departure.
Gilbert appeared just 14 times for the Dockers before being delisted in 1996. He returned to Claremont for two seasons before becoming Peel Thunder's inaugural captain in 1997. He served in that role until the end of 1998 and worked under Garry Hocking as an assistant coach at the Thunder in 2004.
|Round 10, 1993||Striking|
Age - 25/03/1992