Carles Gil

Carles Gil
Carles Gil
Carles Gil
Forward
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Real Name: Carles Gil
HT: 5' 7" WT: 145
Pronunciation: CAR-LESS HEEL
Designated Player
Age: 26 (11/22/1992)
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
Hometown: Valencia, Spain

Updated October 25, 2019

AT A GLANCE:

  • Voted the 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year, JetBlue Revolution Team MVP, Players’ Player of the Year, and Midnight Riders Man of the Year after leading the Revolution into the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs in debut MLS season.
  • The club’s captain claimed the Revolution Golden Boot trophy after leading the team with 10 goals and 14 assists, and paced the team with 34 starts and 3,052 minutes played.
  • Creative attacking midfielder acquired by Revolution as a Designated Player in January 2019 after making more than 180 appearances in eight-year professional career in Spain and England. 
  • Joined New England from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruña, where he totaled 54 appearances between La Liga and the Segunda División from 2016-18, and also played for English Premier League side Aston Villa in 2015.
  • Helped Elche CF earn promotion to La Liga for first time in 25 years while on loan during 2012/13 campaign, in which he played over 2,000 minutes across 31 appearances.
  • Developed in hometown club Valencia CF’s Academy before signing with the first team in 2012.

MLS CAREER (2019): Voted the 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year after transferring from Deportivo La Coruña and signing a multi-year contract as a Designated Player on Jan. 30, 2019…Named the JetBlue Revolution Team MVP, Players’ Player of the Year, and Midnight Riders Man of the Year…Became second player in club history to start all 34 regular season games, playing all but eight minutes...Earned club’s Golden Boot after leading the team in goals (10), assists (14), and shots (67)…Ranked second in MLS with 107 chances created, including 73 chances created from open play (fourth in MLS)…Tied for fourth league-wide with 22 combined goals and primary assists…His 12 primary helpers were tied for second most…One of four players in 2019, and one of two Revolution players ever to reach double digits in goals and assists…Finished with the fourth-most touches (2,662) in MLS…Paced the league with 730 successful passes into the final third, where he won 50 possessions, 12 more than the next-closest player...Also led MLS with 381 passes played into the penalty area…Wore the captain’s armband for New England’s final 23 matches, and in the playoff match…Started and played 120 minutes in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 match on June 19 at Orlando…(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 team to a 3-1 win, scoring one goal…(6/2) at LA: Recorded six chances created and two assists against in the 2-1 away win…(7/17) vs. VAN: Registered a goal and game-winning assist in the 4-0 win…Tied the single-game club record with nine shots…(7/21) at CIN: Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in the 2-0 away win…Named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week…(7/27) vs. ORL: Converted a penalty kick and registered an assist in the 4-1 win…Named to bench of MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week…Became one of nine players in MLS history to record a goal and an assist in three straight games…(8/10) at SEA: Submitted a goal and an assist for the fourth time in last five games in the 3-3 away draw…Converted the game-tying penalty kick in the 87th minute…Named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week…(8/17) at NY: Notched 11th assist on Gustavo Bou's equalizer in the 1-1 draw…(8/24) vs. CHI: Recorded 12th assist of the season in the 2-1 win…(9/14) at ORL: Registered second multi-assist game with two helpers at Orlando…(9/25) at POR: Converted a penalty deep into second-half stoppage time to equalize and complete the club’s remarkable two-goal comeback…Became second Revolution player to reach double digits in goals and assists, joining Lee Nguyen (2017)...Postseason: (10/19) at ATL: Made MLS Cup Playoff debut and played 90 minutes in the Round One loss.

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.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019New England Revolution343410305214672415360
Career Totals-343410305214672415360
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