|Full name||Nélson Gil de Almeida Gomes|
|Date of birth||2 December 1972|
|Place of birth||Luanda, Angola|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2004–2005||New East Manchester|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Luanda, Angola, Gil moved to Portugal at a young age, joining S.L. Benfica's youth system at the age of 14. He excelled at the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship with the Portuguese under-20 team, scoring one goal in five games as the tournament ended in victory; at senior level, however, his Primeira Liga input consisted of 30 games over the course of two seasons, not being able to find the net with S.C. Braga and C.F. Estrela da Amadora.
After leaving his adopted nation in 1995 and until his retirement ten years later – he had already had an abroad spell with Tours FC in France – Gil played all but exclusively in lower league and amateur football. In his last six seasons he competed in England, representing Welwitchia, Hendon, Middlewich Town, Salford City, Hyde United and New East Manchester.
- UEFA European Under-16 Championship: 1989
- FIFA U-20 World Cup: 1991
- UEFA European Under-18 Championship: Runner-up 1990
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship: Runner up 1994
- FIFA U-16 World Cup: Third-place 1989
- "Geração de ouro faz 20 anos" [Golden generation celebrates 20th birthday]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 20 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
- Nelson Gil Gomes: Dal Mondiale, giocato con Figo e Rui Costa, all'Avellino (Nelson Gil Gomes: From the World Cup, played with Figo and Rui Costa, to Avellino); at Avellino Calcio (in Italian)
- Picture: Manchester United confirm signing of Angel Gomes; The People's Person, 22 May 2014
- England U16s squad named for Nike Tournament in USA; The Football Association, 3 November 2015