Updated November 13, 2023
CARLES GIL AT A GLANCE:
- 2021 Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player, signed through 2024, owns 133 appearances, 123 starts, 32 goals, and 63 assists in league play over five seasons.
- Three-time MLS All-Star, earning the honors in each of the last three campaigns.
- Set a career high with 11 goals in 2023, along with 15 assists, finishing with 26 goal contributions in league play – the second-best single season total in club history.
- In 2022, led MLS in chances created (116), fouls won (88) and shot-creating actions (202), while ranking tied for fourth in assists (14).
- In 2021, helped guide New England to its first Supporters’ Shield title in club history with a league-high 18 assists, an MLS-record 130 chances created, and four goals, including two game-winners, over 28 appearances and 2,285 minutes played.
- Earned MLS Best XI, Comeback Player of the Year, All-Star, June Player of the Month, and Revolution Team MVP honors in addition to being named MLS MVP in 2021.
- Revolution captain’s assists-per-game and assists-per-90 totals rank among the top five in MLS history (min. 20 assists) and first in club annals.
- Ranks second in club annals in assists (63), tied for first in game-winning assists (22), and tied for third in PK goals (11). Also owns club record 541 corner kicks.
- In 2019, earned MLS Best XI honors, the MLS Newcomer of the Year award, and voted the Revolution’s Team MVP after playing all 34 games in debut campaign.
- Second Revolution player to reach double-digit goals and assists, claiming the Revs’ 2019 Golden Boot 10 goals and 14 assists.
- Transferred to the Revolution in January 2019 with over 180 appearances in eight-year professional career in Spain and England.
MLS CAREER: Revolution captain and 2021 Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player owns 122 appearances, 112 starts, 28 goals, and 60 assists in league play over five seasons…Two-time MLS Best XI selection and two-time Revolution Team MVP…Named MLS Comeback Player of the Year in 2021 and MLS Newcomer of the Year in 2019…Re-signed through the 2024 MLS season on May 24, 2021…Owns eight additional appearances, all starts, in the MLS Cup Playoffs with two goals and five assists…Tallied career high 11 goals and 15 assists, including a league-best seven game-winning helpers, through 32 league appearances in 2023, starting 29 times…Appeared off the bench in both U.S. Open Cup matches, tallying a winning assist…Made three appearances, all starts, in Leagues Cup 2023…Added two starts in the 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs…In 2022, netted seven goals and distributed 14 assists over 33 appearances, 32 of them starts…Led the league in chances created for the second consecutive season while ranking tied for fourth in assists…In 2021, led MLS with 18 assists and a single-season league record of 130 chances created…Also led MLS in several other offensive categories including big chances created, shot-creating actions, and goal-creating actions…Netted four goals, including two game-winners, over 28 appearances, including 24 starts, and 2,285 minutes played… Missed most of 2020 with a bone spur injury on his heel, but returned ahead of schedule to lead Revolution to the Eastern Conference Final…Made six appearances, with four starts, and logged two assists in the regular season, but added four starts, two goals, and three assists in the playoffs…In 2019, became the 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).
2023: Tallied seven goals and twelve assists through 21 league appearances, starting 18 times…Appeared off the bench in both U.S. Open Cup matches, tallying a winning assist…(3/4) vs. HOU: Recorded first assist of the season…(3/25) at DC: Recorded his 50th career MLS assist…(4/1) vs. NYC: Scored first goal of the campaign…(4/8) vs. MTL: Logged sixth goal-and-assist performance in MLS and first since 2021…Converted 10th penalty kick goal for New England…(4/22) vs. SKC: Marked 100th MLS start with his fourth assist of the season…(5/13) at MCF: Registered his third goal of the season….(5/31) at ATL: Scored a brace and named MLS Player of the Matchday, first goal was second fastest in club history at 23 seconds…(6/10) vs. MIA: Notched three goal contribution with one goal and two assists in 90 minutes…(6/17) vs. ORL: Recorded multi-goal performance with one goal and one assist…(7/1) at CIN: Logged 10,000th minute for Revolution…(7/15) vs. DC: Earned sixth MLS Team of the Week honor with two assist performance, recording 60th assist in MLS…(9/9) at MIN: Scored eighth goal of the season…(9/16) at COL: Registered an assist…(9/23) at CHI: Found the scoresheet for a third straight match, netting his ninth goal of the season…(10/4) vs. CLB: Notched 14th helper of the season…(10/7) at ORL: Registered third multi-goal game in MLS, setting a new career high with 11 tallies…(10/21) vs. PHI: Notched league-best seventh game-winning assist, tying Steve Ralston (22) for most in club history…Postseason: (10/28) at PHI: Started and played 23 minutes before being forced off due to injury…(11/8) vs. PHI: played 90 minutes, finishing the night with two chances created and team highs in duels won (8) and possessions won (6).
2022: Appeared in 33 games, starting all but one, netting seven goals with 14 assists in 2,910 minutes played…Led MLS in chances created for the second consecutive season…Also led MLS in fouls won, key passes, and shot-creating actions…Ranked tied for fourth in assists…Made an additional two appearances with two assists in SCCL play…Scored three goals in a 5-1 win over FC Cincinnati in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 32…(2/26) at POR: Tallied first assist of the season over 90 minutes played…Climbed into a tie for sixth-most assists in club history…(3/5) vs. FCD: Netted the game-winning goal via penalty kick in New England’s home opener…(3/19) vs. CLT: Scored his second goal of the season in the 3-1 loss…(4/9) at MIA: Scored from the penalty spot for his third goal of the season…(4/16) vs. CLT: Collected 75th MLS appearance in the 2-1 win…(4/23) at DC: Posted his first multi-assist outing of the season…Surpassed Joe-Max Moore for sole possession of sixth-most assists in Revs history…(4/30) vs. MIA: Distributed an assist for the second consecutive match…added four shots, matching his season-high, with two on target…Earned MLS Team of the Week Honors...(5/7) vs. CLB: Distributed an assist for the third straight match...(5/11) vs. CIN: Tallied first professional hat trick along with one assist in U.S. Open Cup play, the first Open Cup hat trick in club history...(5/15) at ATL: Recorded an assist for the fifth consecutive game across all competitions...(5/21) at CIN: Matched club record with an assist in his sixth consecutive match...(6/15) vs. ORL: Tallied his fourth goal of the season, and first from open play...(6/19) vs. MIN: Recorded league-leading eighth assist of the season to tie the match in the second half...(7/9) at NYC: Recorded two assists along with two shots, his third multi-assist game of the year...(7/16) at PHI: Added 11th assist of the campaign…(8/6) at ORL: Assisted Henry Kessler’s goal in the 3-0 win…(8/13) vs. DC: Matched career-high of nine shots, including four on goal…Netted the game-winning goal in the 1-0 win…(8/13) at TOR: Logged one assist, the 13th of the season…(8/28) vs. LA: Scored in the 2-1 loss…Collected 95th MLS appearance…(9/13) at HOU: Scored the lone goal in 3-1 loss…Tallied four shots, three of them on goal…(10/1) vs. ATL: Assisted Gustavo Bou’s game-winning goal in the 2-1 win…Marked 100th MLS appearance…Surpassed 8,500 minutes played in regular season.
2021: The 2021 Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player, led MLS with 18 assists and a league-record 130 chances created…Also named MLS Comeback Player of the Year, Revolution Team MVP, and June Player of the Month, in addition to earning an All-Star nod…Matched the MLS record with eight game-winning assists…Also netted four goals, two of them game-winners, over 28 games played, 24 of them starts…Led MLS in big chances created, shot-creating actions, and goal-creating actions, in addition to several other offensive categories…Missed the month of August due to an injury…Made one additional start in the postseason, a two-assist performance…(5/1) vs. ATL: Recorded a goal and an assist for sixth time across MLS regular season and playoffs…(5/16) vs. CLB: Assisted Adam Buksa on the game-winning goal in the 86th minute…(5/22) vs. NY: Recorded 20th MLS assist and nine key passes, tied for the second most in a single game by a Revolution player since Opta began tracking the statistic…(5/29) at CIN: Registered fifth assist of the season in the 1-0 away win…Registered 10 key passes, second most by a Revolution player since 2011…(6/23) vs. NYRB: Registered three assists in his 50th MLS appearance…extended streak to five consecutive games with an assist…Named MLS Player of the Week…(7/7) vs. TOR: Scored first free-kick goal in MLS, second tally of the season, in addition to a game-best six key passes…(7/17) at ATL: Logged three shots in 1-0 road win…(7/21) at MIA: Helped New England to its highest-scoring performance of the season with two assists in 5-0 win…Marked third multi-assist outing of the season…(7/25) vs. MTL: Assisted Gustavo Bou’s game-winning goal in 2-1 win…(7/31) at NYRB: Assisted the game-tying goal and the game-winning goal in come-from-behind 3-2 victory on the road…Marked third straight game with an assist and fourth multi-assist performance of the season…Exited the match in the 93rd minute due to injury…Missed the entire month of August with a muscle injury…Returned to training at the end of August…(9/3) at PHI: Returned to action with a 24-minute shift as a substitute in 1-0 win…(9/11) vs. NYC: Recorded the assist on Tajon Buchanan’s game winner…Matched MLS single-season record with eighth game-winning assist…Played 45 minutes in second appearance after returning from injury…(9/18) vs. CLB: Matched season high of 10 key passes, the third time he has reached double digits in a single game…Collected first start since July 31 and played all 90 minutes…Surpassed 5,000 minutes played in MLS…Marked third time reaching double-digits in key passes in MLS…(9/22) at CHI: Netted third goal of the campaign, a game winner in stoppage time…Finished with four shots to match season high...(9/29) at MTL: Recorded three shots in 4-1 road win…(10/16) at CHI: Assisted Gustavo Bou’s game-winning goal in the 76th minute of the 2-2 draw…(10/20) at DC: Scored the go-ahead goal on Gustavo Bou’s assist in the 3-2 win…Marked 60th start and 65th appearance in MLS…(10/24) at ORL: Provided the assist on Adam Buksa’s game-tying goal in the 2-2 draw on the road…(11/7) vs. MIA: Matched season-best of four shots in the MLS Decision Day contest…Postseason: (11/30) vs. NYC: Collected two assists and surpassed 500 career postseason minutes played in the Eastern Conference Semifinal, a 2-2 draw…Eclipsed the club record for assists in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
2020: Appeared in six games, including four starts, and logged two assists over 366 minutes played…Underwent successful surgery to debride the area around his left Achilles tendon on Aug. 4…Added four starts in the MLS Cup Playoffs, with two goals and a team-high three assists…Five combined goals and assists in the playoffs were third most league-wide…Expected to miss three-to-five months during rehab in Spain, but returned ahead of schedule on Oct. 23 to lead playoff run to the Eastern Conference Final…Missed 17 league games due to the injury…(7/9) at MTL: Played 90 minutes in season debut, contributing game-winning assist and 12 chances created in 1-0 win…(7/17) at DC: Started and played 62 minutes before leaving match with an injury in 1-1 draw…Did not return to action until October…(10/23) at NSH: Returned to action for the first time since July 17 and registered a 27-minute performance off the bench in 1-1 draw…Marked his first appearance as a substitute in MLS…(10/28) at NY: Registered second consecutive appearance off the bench with 27-minute shift in 1-0 loss...(11/1) vs. DC: Started at Gillette Stadium for the first time in 2020 and recorded second assist of the season in 4-3 win…Played 70 minutes…(11/8) at PHI: Made second consecutive start and second 90-minute performance of season…Tied single-game career high with six fouls won…Postseason: (11/20) vs. MTL: Opened MLS Cup Playoffs account in 2-1 victory in Play-In Round…Recorded nine chances created, five shots, and three shots on target over 90 minutes…(11/24) at PHI: Registered two assists in 2-0 win in Round One...Marked his first assists in postseason play...Became third Revolution player with multiple assists in a playoff game…(11/29) at ORL: Converted on a penalty kick and registered one assist in 90-minute performance in 3-1 win in Conference Semifinal…Marked first time since 2004 that New England scored on a penalty kick in the MLS Cup Playoffs…(12/6) at CLB: Started and played 90 minutes in 1-0 loss in Conference Final.
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…Younger brother, Nacho, plays for Spanish Segunda División side FC Cartagena and also developed in Valencia CF’s Academy.