Matthew Gill


Matthew Gill
Mathew Gill
Personal information
Full name Mathew James Gill[1]
Date of birth 8 November 1980 (1980-11-08) (age 31)
Place of birth Cambridge, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Bristol Rovers
Number 8
Youth career
Peterborough United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Peterborough United 149 (5)
2004–2006 Notts County 57 (0)
2006–2009 Exeter City 148 (14)
2009–2011 Norwich City 12 (0)
2010 Peterborough United (loan) 4 (0)
2011 Walsall (loan) 8 (2)
2011– Bristol Rovers 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:24, 17 September 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mathew James Gill (born 8 November 1980) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Football League Two side Bristol Rovers where he is also club captain.

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Career

Peterborough United

Born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Gill began his career as a trainee with then league two side Peterborough United. On 25 April 1998, during the 1997–98 season, Gill broke through into Peterborough's first team during a 3–1 loss to Torquay United. In over seven years at Peterborough, Gill made 149 first team appearances, scoring 5 goals.

Notts County

On 3 May 2004, Gill moved to league two side Notts County for the 2004–05 season. After a tough start at Meadow Lane, Gill was placed on the transfer list by struggling manager Gary Mills. In November 2004 Mills was replaced by Ian Richardson who immediately removed him from the list. Gill went on to make 57 appearances for the Magpies before being transferred to Conference National side Exeter City on 16 January 2006 during the 2005–06 season, on a free transfer.

Exeter City

Since joining Exeter in 2006, Gill has quickly established himself as a first-team regular. He was sent off in the 2007 Conference National playoff final for a headbutt, becoming the first player to receive the red card at the new Wembley Stadium.

In September 2008, he was voted League Two player of the month, after scoring four goals in four games.[2]

Norwich City

Gill agreed to sign for Norwich City on 9 June 2009 on a free transfer, which came into effect on 1 July.[3] He made his debut in the opening day 7–1 defeat to Colchester United at Carrow Road. Injury blighted Gill's first season at Carrow Road, and he only managed 10 appearances in all competitions. Gill particularly impressed in the 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers on 1 May 2010. He continued his role of a substitute during the 2010-2011 Championship season, making some appearances off the bench, showcasing his long throw-ins to the fans. Gill was released by Norwich City on 1 June 2011.

Gill returned to his first club Peterborough United on 23 September 2010 on a one month loan deal[4] and made his second debut for the Posh at home to MK Dons.

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers have agreed terms with experienced midfielder Matt Gill on the 6 July 2011. This is a successful signing for the Pirates because Rovers faced stiff competition for Gill's signature, from clubs including Walsall and Exeter, both of whom are League One clubs. On 1 August 2011 it was announced that Matt Gill would be the club captain for Bristol Rovers for the 2011/12 season.


References

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 235. ISBN 1852916656. 
  2. ^ "Gill is named Player of the Month". BBC Sport. 2008-10-08. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/exeter_city/7658691.stm. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Exeter's Gill to sign for Norwich". BBC Sport. 2009-06-09. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/norwich/8091967.stm. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Gill seals Posh return". Yahoo! Eurosport. 2010-09-23. http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/23092010/63/gill-seals-posh-return.html. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 

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