Jake Gosling (footballer)

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Jake Gosling
Jake Gosling (Gibraltar).jpg
Gosling playing for Gibraltar in 2014
Personal information
Full name Jake Gosling[1]
Date of birth (1993-08-11) 11 August 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Oxford, England[2]
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Godolphin Atlantic[3]
2003–2009 Plymouth Argyle
2010–2011 Exeter City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Exeter City 15 (1)
2012–2013Dorchester Town (loan) 12 (0)
2014Gloucester City (loan) 12 (3)
2014–2017 Bristol Rovers 44 (3)
2016Newport County (loan) 6 (0)
2016Cambridge United (loan) 4 (0)
2017Forest Green Rovers (loan) 7 (0)
2017–2018 Torquay United 14 (0)
National team
2014– Gibraltar 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2018

Jake Gosling (born 11 August 1993) is a footballer who plays as a winger who is currently unattached after leaving Torquay United in July 2018.

Born and raised in England, he plays internationally for Gibraltar, where his father was born.[4] With two goals, he is currently Gibraltar's joint all-time leading scorer since joining UEFA along with Lee Casciaro and Liam Walker.[5]

Club career[edit]

Early career and Exeter City[edit]

Born in Oxford, Gosling signed for Swindon Town Centre of Excellence as a ten-year-old. A year later he signed for Plymouth Argyle Centre of Excellence after he moved with his family to Newquay in Cornwall. He was released by Argyle at the age of 16 whereupon he enrolled at Hartpury College. He graduated through the Exeter City youth team to sign professional terms under Paul Tisdale in April 2012.[6]

He scored a "stunning goal" against Dorchester Town in pre-season,[7] and joined Conference South side Dorchester on loan in September; the initial one-month loan deal was later extended until January.[8] During this loan spell he scored the goal that knocked Exeter's rivals Plymouth Argyle out of the FA Cup on 4 November.[9]

He made his debut for Exeter on 12 January 2013, as a late substitute for Steve Tully in a 3–0 win over Southend United at St James Park.[10] He scored his first goal for the club to complete a 3–0 home win over Northampton Town in League Two on 2 March.[11] After the match, Gosling said he hoped to become a first team regular at the club.[12]

On 13 March 2014, Gosling joined Conference North side Gloucester City on loan until the end of the season.[13] He made his debut three days later in a 3–3 draw against Gainsborough Trinity.[14] Gosling made twelve appearances and scored three times: against Brackley Town,[15] Harrogate Town[16] and A.F.C. Telford United.[17]

On 17 May 2014, Gosling announced that he was leaving Exeter,[18] though he was offered a new contract by the club.[19]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Gosling with Bristol Rovers in 2015

After leaving Exeter City, it announced on 24 June 2014 that Gosling had signed for recently relegated Conference Premier side Bristol Rovers for the 2014–15 season.[20] He made his debut on 9 August as the Pirates began the season with a goalless draw against Grimsby Town.[21] On 16 September, he scored his first goal for the club, concluding a 3–1 win over Nuneaton Town at the Memorial Stadium.[22] Eleven days later, he struck the only goal for a win at Southport.[23]

He played 23 league games across the season, scoring three goals, the last being the opener in a 7–0 rout of Alfreton Town in the last game of the regular season on 25 April 2015, relegating the opponents.[24] He helped Rovers seal an immediate return to The Football League with a play-off victory over Grimsby on 17 May.[25]

After not featuring for Bristol Rovers since the 26 December fixture against Wimbledon, Gosling joined Newport County on 26 February 2016 on an initial one-month loan.[26] He made his debut on 1 March versus Crawley Town and played a further five times before returning to help Rovers earn promotion to League One.[27] He signed a new contract with the Gas on 20 June 2016.[28]

In August 2016 Gosling was loaned to Cambridge United of League Two on a six-month loan.[29] His loaned was ended prematurely in November 2016 after making seven appearances for the club.[30] On 16 January 2017 it was announced that Gosling would again go out on loan, this time to Forest Green Rovers of the National League.[31]

Torquay United[edit]

On 6 June 2017, it was announced that Gosling had joined Torquay United following his release from Rovers.[32] He was released by Torquay at the end of the 2017–18 season.[33]

International career[edit]

In January 2014, it was confirmed that Gosling was eligible to play for Gibraltar in upcoming friendlies and their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign by national team coach Allen Bula, and was under consideration for his next squad.[34] He was eventually called up to the squad for friendlies against Estonia and Malta on 26 May and 4 June 2014, respectively.[35] Gosling made his international debut in the match against Estonia at the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn, starting the match and scoring the equaliser in the eventual 1–1 draw. The goal was Gibraltar's first away goal since joining UEFA.[36] He became Gibraltar's outright top scorer of all time on 7 September 2015 when he scored their second competitive goal, a consolation at the end of an 8–1 away loss to Poland in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying. With the goal, he also became the first Gibraltar player to score more than one goal at the international level.[5][37]

International goals[edit]

As of match played 29 March 2016. Gibraltar score listed first, score column indicates score after each Gosling goal.
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1
26 May 2014 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia
1
 Estonia
1–1
1–1
Friendly
2
7 September 2015 National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland
10
 Poland
1–8
1–8
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 30 December 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Exeter City 2012–13[38] League Two 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
2013–14[39] 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
Total 15 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 16 1
Dorchester Town (loan) 2012–13[40] Conference South 12 0 3 1 2[b] 0 17 1
Gloucester City (loan) 2013–14[40] Conference South 12 3 0 0 0 0 12 3
Bristol Rovers 2014–15[40] Football Conference 26 3 2 0 1[b] 0 29 3
2015–16[41] League Two 18 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 21 0
Total 44 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 50 3
Newport County (loan) 2015–16[41] League Two 6 0 6 0
Cambridge United (loan) 2016–17[42] League Two 4 0 0 0 1 0 2[c] 0 7 0
Forest Green Rovers (loan) 2016–17[40] National League 7 0 1[b] 0 8 0
Torquay United 2017–18[40] National League 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Career total 109 7 6 1 2 0 8 0 125 8
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in the FA Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy

International[edit]

As of match played 11 October 2015.[43]
Gibraltar national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 5 1
2015 6 1
Total 11 2

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Division One West winners Godolphin Atlantic proud of their pub roots". This is Cornwall. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Exeter City's Jake Gosling earns first Gibraltar call-up". BBC Sport. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b Pilnick, Brent (9 September 2015). "Jake Gosling: Gibraltar's answer to England's Wayne Rooney?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Six youngsters given full-time Exeter City deals". BBC Sport. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Gosling glad to have opportunity to make name for himself with Exeter City". Western Morning News. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
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  13. ^ "Jake Gosling joins Gloucester on loan". Exeter City Official Website. 13 March 2014. Archived from the original on 5 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  14. ^ "REPORT: Gainsborough Trinity 3–3 Gloucester City". GCAFCofficial. 16 March 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014.
  15. ^ "REPORT: Brackley Town 1–3 Gloucester City". GCAFCofficial. 19 March 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  16. ^ "REPORT: Gloucester City 5–2 Harrogate Town". GCAFCofficial. 6 April 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  17. ^ "REPORT: AFC Telford United 2–1 Gloucester City". GCAFCofficial. 19 April 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
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  19. ^ "Artur Krysiak: Exeter City release goalkeeper after four year spell". BBC Sport. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
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  22. ^ "Bristol Rovers 3-1 Nuneaton". BBC Sport. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  23. ^ "Southport 0-1 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
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  26. ^ Gosling joins Newport
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  29. ^ "Jake Gosling Joins Cambridge United on Loan". Bristol Rovers FC. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
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  33. ^ "Torquay United release five players and transfer list three more after National League relegation". BBC Sport. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  34. ^ FOOTBALL: BULA CALLS FOR NEW DYNAMICS IN FOOTBALL Archived 1 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Gibraltar Chronicle. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
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