Matthew James Gill (born 8 November 1980) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Born in Chatham, Kent, 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 toTorquay United. In over seven years at Peterborough, Gill made 149 first team appearances, scoring 5 goals.
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.
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.
Gill agreed to sign for Norwich City on 9 June 2009 on a free transfer, which came into effect on 1 July. 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 and made his second debut for the Posh at home to MK Dons.
Bristol Rovers have agreed terms with experienced midfielder Matt Gill on 6 July 2011. Rovers faced stiff competition for Gill’s signature, from clubs including Walsall and Exeter City, 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.
Gill returned to his former club Exeter City on 18 October 2013 on loan until the end of the year.
Gill signed for League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers on 29 May 2014 on a one year contract. He signed as a player coach as Tranmere’s second signing by new manager, Rob Edwards. On 8 September 2014, he was named as Assistant Manager, following three months working with the manager at the club.
|2010||Peterborough United (loan)||4||(0)|
|2013–2014||Exeter City (loan)||24||(0)|