Carles Gil

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gil de Pareja and the second or maternal family name is Vicent.
Carles Gil
Carles Gil amb l'Aston Villa.jpg
Gil with Aston Villa in 2015
Personal information
Full name Carles Gil de Pareja Vicent[1]
Date of birth (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Valencia, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Deportivo La Coruña
(on loan from Aston Villa)
Number 11
Youth career
1998–2009 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Valencia B 53 (5)
2012–2015 Valencia 8 (1)
2012–2014 Elche (loan) 64 (5)
2015– Aston Villa 28 (2)
2016– Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 15 (0)
National team
2013 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:30, 19 March 2017 (UTC).

Carles Gil de Pareja Vicent (born 22 November 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Deportivo de La Coruña, on loan from Aston Villa.

He began his career at Valencia, playing mostly in their reserves and making his debut with the first team in 2014. He also spent two seasons on loan at Elche, winning promotion to La Liga in 2013.

Club career[edit]

Valencia[edit]

Born in Valencia, Valencian Community, Gil was a product of Valencia CF's youth system, having joined the club at the age of five.[2] He made his senior debut at only 17 with the reserves by playing one game in Segunda División B, being brought to the main squad for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 pre-seasons and scoring the third goal in the latter against SV Rödinghausen (4–0 away win);[3] shortly after, he earned a professional contract until 2016.[4]

Gil was loaned to neighbouring Elche CF for the 2012–13 campaign.[5] He first played in Segunda División on 19 August 2012, starting in a home game against SD Ponferradina and netting in an eventual 4–2 win;[6] he scored in the following match, a 2–1 success at Hércules CF.[7] After being a very important offensive unit as the club returned to La Liga after nearly 25 years, Gil remained with Elche for 2013–14, still owned by the Che. He made his debut in the competition on 19 August 2013, in a 0–3 loss at Rayo Vallecano.[8] Gil scored his first goal in the top flight on 1 March 2014, netting the game's only goal in a home win over Celta de Vigo.[9]

He subsequently returned to Valencia, making his league debut on 29 August in a 3–0 home success against Málaga CF.[10] Gil netted his first league goal for Valencia on 28 September 2014, contributing to a 1–1 draw at Real Sociedad.[11]

Aston Villa[edit]

Gil joined Premier League side Aston Villa on 13 January 2015 for a fee in the region of £3.2 million, signing a four-and-a-half year deal and receiving the number 25 jersey.[12][13] He made his debut four days later, as a 59th-minute substitute for Ashley Westwood in a 0–2 home defeat to Liverpool. Despite the result, manager Paul Lambert described his performance as "as good a debut as I've seen".[14]

On 25 January 2015, Gil made his first start, in an FA Cup tie against Bournemouth, scoring from the edge of the box to open a 2–1 victory.[15] Thirteen days later he contributed his first assist for the Villains, allowing Jores Okore to score through a close-range header in a 1–2 home defeat to Chelsea.[16]

Gil netted for the first time in the league on 13 September 2015, putting his team 2–0 up in an eventual 2–3 loss at Leicester City.[17] The following 2 January, away to Sunderland, he equalised with an aerial volley from compatriot Adama's cross, but in a 1–3 defeat against their relegation rivals.[18]

On 20 July 2016, Gil returned to his homeland's top flight, being loaned to Deportivo de La Coruña with an option to buy.[19]

International career[edit]

On 30 August 2013, Julen Lopetegui named Gil in the Spanish under-21 squad for 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers against Austria and Albania.[20] He made his debut against the latter on 9 September, coming on as a second-half substitute and providing an assist for Jesé's final goal in a 4–0 win in Logroño.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Gil's younger brother, Nacho, is also a footballer. A forward, he also came through at Valencia.[22]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 19 March 2017[23][24]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Elche (loan) 2012–13 31 4 4 0 0 0 31 4 4
2013–14 33 1 5 2 0 0 35 1 5
Total 64 5 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 66 5 9
Valencia 2014–15 8 1 1 3 0 0 11 1 1
Total 8 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 1
Aston Villa 2014–15 5 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 1
2015-16 23 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 27 2 2
Total 28 2 2 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 34 3 3
Deportivo 2016–17 15 0 4 1 0 0 16 0 4
Total 15 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 4
Career total 115 8 16 11 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 127 9 17

Honours[edit]

Elche

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player shirt numbers for 20 Barclays Premier League clubs released". Premier League. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Carles Gil says he's a little sad over Aston Villa transfer, but it's not their fault". Sporting Witness. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  3. ^ 0–4: El Valencia no se despeina ante el Rödinghausen (0–4: Valencia goes for a walk in the park against Rödinghausen); Mundo Deportivo, 22 July 2012 (Spanish)
  4. ^ El Valencia CF blinda a Carles Gil (Valencia CF shields Carles Gil); Super Deporte, 26 May 2012 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Carles Gil se suma al proyecto del Elche (Carles Gil adds to Elche project) Archived August 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.; Elche CF, 7 August 2012 (Spanish)
  6. ^ La pegada del Elche castiga a la Ponferradina (Elche's power punishes Ponferradina); Marca, 19 August 2012 (Spanish)
  7. ^ 1–2: El Elche gana el derbi y se pone líder (1–2: Elche wins derby and reaches first place); El Mundo Deportivo, 26 August 2012 (Spanish)
  8. ^ Rayo up and running; ESPN FC, 19 August 2013
  9. ^ Elche 1–0 Celta Vigo: Carles Gil claims Elche the points from the bench; Inside Spanish Football, 1 March 2014
  10. ^ "El Valencia se acuesta líder" [Valencia goes to sleep as leader] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "El Valencia sufre y suma en Anoeta ante la Real Sociedad" [Valencia suffers and adds at Anoeta against Real Sociedad] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Breaking news: Midfielder Carles Gil signs for Villa". Aston Villa F.C. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Aston Villa: Carles Gil joins from Valencia for £3.2m". BBC Sport. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Aston Villa: Carles Gil's cameo was "as good a debut as I've seen" says Paul Lambert". Birmingham Mail. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  15. ^ McNulty, Phil (25 January 2015). "Aston Villa 2–1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Aston Villa 1–2 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  17. ^ Cryer, Andy (13 September 2015). "Leicester 3–2 Aston Villa". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  18. ^ Young, Chris (2 January 2016). "Sunderland 3 Aston Villa 1: Jermain Defoe double secures priceless win". Sunderland Echo. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  19. ^ "Carles Gil, nuevo refuerzo del Deportivo" [Carles Gil, new Deportivo addition] (in Spanish). Marca. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  20. ^ Carles Gil convocado para la sub 21 (Carles Gil called up to the under-21s); Super Deporte, 30 August 2013 (Spanish)
  21. ^ "Slick Spain leave Albania standing". UEFA.com. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  22. ^ García, Carlos (19 October 2012). "Apuesta de futuro por la familia Gil" [One for the future from the Gil family] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  23. ^ Carles Gil at ESPN FC
  24. ^ "Carles Gil". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 

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