FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have re-signed midfielder Nacho Gil to a two-year contract through the 2024 MLS season with an additional one-year option for 2025. A native of Valencia, Spain, Gil will occupy an international roster slot.
Gil joined the Revolution as a free agent in August 2022 and registered four appearances, with two starts, to close out the 2022 campaign. The midfielder started the final two matches of the MLS season, as he and older brother Carles Gil, the 2021 Landon Donovan MLS MVP, became the third Revolution sibling pairing to suit up for the club when the brothers both featured on Sept. 13 at Houston Dynamo FC.
“Nacho Gil impressed us in his short spell with our team in 2022,” Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. “He is a talented wide attacking player and a very good teammate. We are excited for his return to our club.”
Gil made the move to Major League Soccer after beginning his career in Spain, where he logged 101 appearances in La Liga 2. The midfielder spent two seasons with FC Cartagena of the Spanish Segunda Division from 2020-22, where he appeared in 60 matches across all competitions. During the 2021-22 La Liga 2 campaign, Gil suited up for 21 league matches and an additional three appearances in the Copa del Rey, registering one goal.
The 27-year-old midfielder developed for 12 years in the famed Valencia Academy before graduating to Valencia B in 2014. Gil spent three seasons with Valencia B, notching 16 goals in 95 appearances before signing with the first team. Gil played parts of two years with Valencia’s first team from 2017-19, making eight top-flight appearances. He also saw first-division action with Las Palmas in 2018 while on loan from Valencia, logging 14 appearances.
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TRANSACTION: New England Revolution sign midfielder Nacho Gil to a two-year contract through the 2024 MLS season with an additional one-year option for 2025 on Jan. 5, 2023.
NACHO GIL AT A GLANCE:
- Signed with the Revolution in August 2022 and registered four MLS appearances, with two starts.
- With older brother Carles Gil, one of three Revolution sibling pairings to play for New England.
- Made 22 appearances in Spain’s La Liga between Valencia and Las Palmas.
- Owns 101 career appearances in La Liga 2 with FC Cartagena, Ponferradina, and Elche CF.
- Logged 60 appearances over two years (2020-22) with FC Cartagena in Spanish Segunda Division.
- Scored 16 goals in 95 appearances for Valencia B from 2014-17; Developed in Valencia CF Academy for 12 years.
Full Name: Ignacio Gil de Pareja Vicent
Pronunciation: NA-cho HEEL
Hometown: Valencia, Spain
Date of Birth: September 9, 1995 (Valencia, Spain)
Last Club: FC Cartagena (ESP)
Other Pro Experience: Ponferradina (2019-20), Elche (2018-19), Las Palmas (2018), Valencia (2017-19), Valencia B (2014-17)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent in August 2022; Re-signed through the 2023 season in Jan. 2023.