Updated June 13, 2019
AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER (2019): Transferred to New England Revolution from Deportivo La Coruña and signed to a multi-year contract as a Designated Player on Jan. 30, 2019…Joined the club during preseason training in Spain…Has played all 1,440 minutes through the club’s first 16 games, which is tied for seventh most in MLS…Paces the team with four goals and four assists through June 2…Has totaled 26 shots and nine shots on goal…Leads MLS in possessions gained in the final third (31) and successful passes into the final third (339), and is third in successful passes in the opponent’s half (551)…Ranks sixth in chances created (39), ninth in touches (1,242), and fifth in fouls won (40)…Has worn captain’s armband for New England in five straight matches beginning on May 8…(3/2) vs. DAL: Played 90 minutes and scored the equalizing goal in his MLS and Revolution debut…(3/17) at TOR: Recorded first career brace as a professional in 3-2 loss, converting a penalty in the ninth minute before another tally in the 52nd minute…became the third Revolution player with three goals through a season’s first three matches…(3/30) vs. MIN: Notched first MLS assist and recorded six chances created…(4/20) vs. NY: Recorded the game-winning assist in the 1-0 win…(5/11) vs. SJ: Captained the revolution to a 3-1 win, scoring one goal…(6/2) at LA: Catalyzed offense with six chances created and two assists against the Galaxy, a 2-1 win on the road…Became one of three MLS players with at least six key passes in two-or-more games this season, joining Carlos Vela and Diego Valeri.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Made more than 182 appearances across all competitions in eight-year professional career in England and Spain before joining MLS…Totaled 13 goals and 14 assists in senior career…Began senior career with hometown club Valencia CF after developing in the club’s Academy system… Joined Valencia CF First Team in 2012…Sent on loan to Elche CF, of Spain, ahead of the 2012-13 campaign where he helped the club earn a promotion to La Liga for the first time in 25 years…Scored four goals in 31 appearances in 2,084 minutes played for Elche in his debut season in 2012/13…Returned to Elche for the 2013-14, scoring a goal and recording three assists in 33 appearances across all competitions in the club’s return to Spain’s top division…Recalled to Valencia CF ahead of 2014-15 campaign, scoring one goal in 11 appearances with the top-flight club in 452 minutes of action…Signed with English Premier League side Aston Villa in the January transfer window during the 2014/15 season…Scored first goal with Villa in an FA Cup matchup against Bournemouth on Jan. 25, 2015, less than two weeks after signing with the club…Helped Villa reach the 2015 FA Cup Final, marking the club’s first time in England’s domestic tournament final since 2015…Scored two goals and recorded two assists in the 2015/16 campaign with Villa, totaling three goals and three assists in 34 total appearances in his time with the English club…Sent on loan to Deportivo La Coruña ahead of 2016/17 season where he spent time between La Liga and the Segunda División…Scored a goal against UD Las Palmas and tallied four assists, including an assist against Real Madrid, during the 2016/17 season…Recorded an assist against Levante during the 2017/18 season, as well as an assist in Copa del Rey action against UD Las Palmas…Permanently transferred to Deportivo ahead of the 2018/19 season…Tallied an assist in a 4-0 win over Real Oviedo on Nov. 10, 2018…Totaled one goal and seven assists in 54 total appearances with the Galician club.
NATIONAL TEAM (SPAIN): Made one appearance with the Spain U-21 National Team in 2013…Recorded an assist as a substitute in Spain’s UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying match against Albania.
PERSONAL: Full name is Carles Gil de Pareja Vicent...Pronounced CAR-LESS HEEL…Native Spanish speaker and speaks some English…Former teammate of Revs midfielder Wilfried Zahibo at Valencia CF…Younger brother, Nacho, plays for Spanish Segunda División side Elche CF and also developed in Valencia CF’s Academy.