Gil with Aston Villa in 2015
|Full name||Carles Gil de Pareja Vicent|
|Date of birth||22 November 1992|
|Place of birth||Valencia, Spain|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Deportivo La Coruña
(on loan from Aston Villa)
|2012–2014||→ Elche (loan)||64||(5)|
|2016–||→ Deportivo La Coruña (loan)||15||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:30, 19 March 2017 (UTC).
Born in Valencia, Valencian Community, Gil was a product of Valencia CF's youth system, having joined the club at the age of five. 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); shortly after, he earned a professional contract until 2016.
Gil was loaned to neighbouring Elche CF for the 2012–13 campaign. 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; he scored in the following match, a 2–1 success at Hércules CF. 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. 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.
He subsequently returned to Valencia, making his league debut on 29 August in a 3–0 home success against Málaga CF. Gil netted his first league goal for Valencia on 28 September 2014, contributing to a 1–1 draw at Real Sociedad.
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. 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".
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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- "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.
- 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)
- El Valencia CF blinda a Carles Gil (Valencia CF shields Carles Gil); Super Deporte, 26 May 2012 (Spanish)
- 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)
- La pegada del Elche castiga a la Ponferradina (Elche's power punishes Ponferradina); Marca, 19 August 2012 (Spanish)
- 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)
- Rayo up and running; ESPN FC, 19 August 2013
- Elche 1–0 Celta Vigo: Carles Gil claims Elche the points from the bench; Inside Spanish Football, 1 March 2014
- "El Valencia se acuesta líder" [Valencia goes to sleep as leader] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "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.
- "Breaking news: Midfielder Carles Gil signs for Villa". Aston Villa F.C. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
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- McNulty, Phil (25 January 2015). "Aston Villa 2–1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "Aston Villa 1–2 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
- Cryer, Andy (13 September 2015). "Leicester 3–2 Aston Villa". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
- Young, Chris (2 January 2016). "Sunderland 3 Aston Villa 1: Jermain Defoe double secures priceless win". Sunderland Echo. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
- "Carles Gil, nuevo refuerzo del Deportivo" [Carles Gil, new Deportivo addition] (in Spanish). Marca. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
- Carles Gil convocado para la sub 21 (Carles Gil called up to the under-21s); Super Deporte, 30 August 2013 (Spanish)
- "Slick Spain leave Albania standing". UEFA.com. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- 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.
- Carles Gil at ESPN FC
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