When Julio Ribas took over as Gibraltar National Team Head Coach, he immediately set about challenging his players, the fans and all involved in football in Gibraltar (in any way) to dream. To dream about what our tiny nation could achieve on the football field. Playing with a sense of passion and pride united as a family.
Since then Ribas has overseen Gibraltar’s first two competitive victories in the UEFA Nations League and has been responsible for a huge improvement in the National Team’s performances.
When Ribas arrived, Kyle Goldwin had one international cap to his name – an important one at that, the first time Gibraltar had recorded an international victory on home soil in the 1-0 victory vs Latvia at the Victoria Stadium in March 2018. Since then he has kept a clean sheet away in Armenia and now has 3 wins from 9 games in the Gibraltar goal
Pre Ribas Goldwin had been simply a squad player. Arguably third choice keeper until he made his debut at the age of 29:
“My first call up was in March 2016 in the two home friendlies at the Victoria Stadium. Although I made the squad I was not one of the two keepers chosen for the matchday squads, so I watched on from the stands”.