Matthew Gill

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Matthew Gill
Matthew Gill 1.jpg
Gill playing for Bristol Rovers in 2013
Personal information
Full name Matthew James Gill[1]
Date of birth (1980-11-08) 8 November 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Chatham, Kent, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tranmere Rovers (Player coach)
Youth career
Peterborough United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Peterborough United 149 (5)
2004–2006 Notts County 57 (0)
2006–2009 Exeter City 148 (14)
2009–2011 Norwich City 12 (0)
2010 Peterborough United (loan) 4 (0)
2011 Walsall (loan) 8 (2)
2011–2014 Bristol Rovers 45 (0)
2013–2014 Exeter City (loan) 1 (0)
2014– Tranmere Rovers 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:24, 29 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Matthew James Gill (born 8 November 1980) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder and is also player coach for Tranmere Rovers.

Career[edit]

Peterborough United[edit]

Born in Chatham, Kent, Gill began his career as a trainee with then league two side Peterborough United. On 25 April 1998, during the 1997–98 season, Gill broke through into Peterborough's first team during a 3–1 loss to Torquay United. In over seven years at Peterborough, Gill made 149 first team appearances, scoring 5 goals.

Notts County[edit]

On 3 May 2004, Gill moved to league two side Notts County for the 2004–05 season. After a tough start at Meadow Lane, Gill was placed on the transfer list by struggling manager Gary Mills. In November 2004 Mills was replaced by Ian Richardson who immediately removed him from the list. Gill went on to make 57 appearances for the Magpies before being transferred to Conference National side Exeter City on 16 January 2006 during the 2005–06 season, on a free transfer.

Exeter City[edit]

Since joining Exeter in 2006, Gill has quickly established himself as a first-team regular. He was sent off in the 2007 Conference National playoff final for a headbutt, becoming the first player to receive the red card at the new Wembley Stadium.

In September 2008, he was voted League Two player of the month, after scoring four goals in four games.[2]

Norwich City[edit]

Gill agreed to sign for Norwich City on 9 June 2009 on a free transfer, which came into effect on 1 July.[3] He made his debut in the opening day 7–1 defeat to Colchester United at Carrow Road. Injury blighted Gill's first season at Carrow Road, and he only managed 10 appearances in all competitions. Gill particularly impressed in the 3–0 win over Bristol Rovers on 1 May 2010. He continued his role of a substitute during the 2010–2011 Championship season, making some appearances off the bench, showcasing his long throw-ins to the fans. Gill was released by Norwich City on 1 June 2011.

Gill returned to his first club Peterborough United on 23 September 2010 on a one month loan deal[4] and made his second debut for the Posh at home to MK Dons.

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Bristol Rovers have agreed terms with experienced midfielder Matt Gill on 6 July 2011. Rovers faced stiff competition for Gill's signature, from clubs including Walsall and Exeter City, both of whom are League One clubs. On 1 August 2011 it was announced that Matt Gill would be the club captain for Bristol Rovers for the 2011/12 season.

Gill returned to his former club Exeter City on 18 October 2013 on loan until the end of the year.[5]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

Gill signed for League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers on 29 May 2014 on a one year contract. He signed as a player coach as Tranmere's second signing by new manager, Rob Edwards.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 October 2013
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Peterborough United 1997–98 [7] Third Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1998–99 [8] Third Division 26 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 29 0
1999–00 [9] Third Division 20 1 1 0 0 0 3[b][c] 0 24 1
2000–01 [10] Second Division 16 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 20 1
2001–02 [11] Second Division 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2
2002–03 [12] Second Division 41 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 43 1
2003–04 [13] Second Division 32 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 37 0
Total 149 5 7 0 4 0 7 0 167 5
Notts County 2004–05 [14] League Two 43 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 50 0
2004–05 [15] League Two 14 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 0
Total 57 0 5 0 3 0 1 0 66 0
Exeter City 2005–06 [15] Conference National 16 1 0 0 2 0 18 0
2006–07 [16] Conference National 46 1 1 0 3[d] 0 50 1
2007–08 [17] Conference National 42 3 2 0 5[d][e] 0 50 3
2008–09 [18] League Two 43 9 1 0 1 0 1 0 46 9
Total 148 14 4 0 1 0 11 0 164 14
Norwich City 2009–10 [19] League One 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
2010–11 [20] Championship 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Total 12 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 16 0
Peterborough United (Loan) 2010–11 [20] League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Walsall (Loan) 2010–11 [20] League One 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Total 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Bristol Rovers 2011–12 [21] League Two 33 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 36 0
2012–13 [22] League Two 11 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 13 0
2013–14 [23] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 45 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 50 0
Exeter City (Loan) 2013–14 [23] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 423 21 16 0 14 0 22 0 475 21
  1. ^ Includes Football League Trophy, FA Trophy, Third Division play-off and Conference National play-off matches.
  2. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy matches.
  3. ^ Appearances in Third Division play-off matches.
  4. ^ a b Appearances in Conference National play-off matches.
  5. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy matches.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Peterborough United
Exeter City
Norwich City

Individual[edit]

Exeter City

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 235. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ "Gill is named Player of the Month". BBC Sport. 8 October 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Exeter's Gill to sign for Norwich". BBC Sport. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Gill seals Posh return". Yahoo! Eurosport. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Matt Gill: Exeter re-sign Bristol Rovers midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Matt Gill: Gill signs for Tranmere as player coach". Tranmere Rovers. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Matt Gill in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  20. ^ a b c "Games played by Matt Gill in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Matt Gill in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Matt Gill in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "GILL NAMED BEST IN LEAGUE 2". The Football League. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

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