An attacking midfielder for the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer, Carles Gil (born November 22, 1992) is a professional football player from Spain.
He started his career at Valencia, where he primarily played in the team’s reserves before making his debut with the first team in 2014. In 2013, he was promoted to La Liga after spending two seasons on loan at Elche.
He joined the New England Revolution after playing for Aston Villa in the Premier League and Deportivo La Coruna in Spain before returning to the United States.
Gil, a Valencian Community native who joined Valencia CF at the age of five, is a product of the club’s youth program.
At the age of 17, he made his senior debut for the reserves, appearing in one game in Segunda División B. He was promoted to the main squad for the preseasons of 2010, 2011, and 2012. Soon after, he received a professional contract until 2016.
For the 2012–13 season, Gil was loaned to the nearby Elche CF. He made his Segunda División debut on August 19, 2012, starting a home game against SD Ponferradina and scoring in a 4-2 victory.
Gil stayed with Elche for the 2013–14 season. Gil was a crucial attacking unit as the team made its nearly 25-year La Liga comeback.
He then went back to Valencia, where he made his league debut against Málaga CF at home on August 29 by the score of 3-0.
Gil signed a four-and-a-half year contract with Premier League team Aston Villa on January 13, 2015 for an estimated fee of £3.2 million. He made his debut four days later at home.
On January 25, 2015, Gil made his debut in an FA Cup match against Bournemouth,
Gil scored his first league goal on September 13, 2015, giving his team a 2-0 lead in a 3-2 loss at Leicester City.
Gil was loaned to Deportivo de La Coruna with a buy option on July 20, 2016, and he then made his way back to the top division of his native country. The relocation was extended for an additional season on July 12 of that year, with a mandatory buyout clause.
Gil signed a multi-year contract with the New England Revolution on January 30, 2019, as a designated player, paying a club-record transfer fee of $2 million. In a 1-1 draw at FC Dallas on March 2, he scored on his Major League Soccer debut.
Gil eventually took over as the team’s captain and had ten goals and 14 assists in his debut campaign, leading the Revs to their first playoff appearance since 2015. MLS Newcomer of the Year and Midnight Riders Man of the Year are just two of the accolades he won for his performance.
Gil played just 152 minutes in the 2020 season as of late October due to injuries. He made a triumphant comeback in time for the playoffs, scoring goals in victories over the Montreal Impact and Orlando City SC. His contract option for the following year was exercised after he also contributed to three goals in the postseason.
On May 24, 2021, Gil agreed to another extension, this time through 2024. As a result of the agreement, Gil’s salary increased to $2.77 million, making him one of the top 10 earners in the league.
With three games remaining, he led the Massachusetts team to their first Supporters’ Shield in 26 years. The team set a new points record with 73 points, and he finished as the assist leader with 18 while winning the MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award.
The playoff run came to an end in the Eastern Conference semifinals with a loss to New York City FC on penalties following a 2-2 home tie; he scored on the first attempt. He received the league’s Most Valuable Player award on December 7.
One of the best midfielders on Sorare in nay of the competitions and some regard him as the best. He’s certainly enjoying his time in America and playing the best football he’s ever played in the MLS. A name you want on your team sheet come the deadline.