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FRI 18.12.2020 | FEATURES

Five things you probably didn’t know about Bryan Gil

The Andalusian wing wizard has been deadly for Eibar this season and was the first player born in the 21st century to score in LaLiga. Here are five interesting facts about Gil.

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FRI 18.12.2020

  • In his letter to the Three Wise Men, Bryan Gil asked for a LaLiga debut, and his wishes were granted. On 6 January 2019 he made his first appearance for Sevilla FC's senior team in LaLiga Santander at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan aged 17, replacing Ben Yedder in the 93rd minute of a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid.
  • At the age of 10 he joined Sevilla FC’s academy with the dream of making it in LaLiga Santander, taking inspiration from club legend Jesus Navas. As a youngster, his father would take him to Seville five times a week, a 300km round trip from his hometown Barbate. It was during the trips that he would find the time to do his homework and study.
  • The Sevilla FC academy product was the first footballer born in this century to announce that his generation was ready to make an impact. On 7 April 2019, against R. Valladolid CF at the Jose Zorrilla, he assisted Munir El Haddadi to make it 2-0 in the 92nd In doing so he became the first footballer born in the 21st century to provide an assist in LaLiga Santander, and also the first in the five major European leagues: Spain, England, Germany, France and Italy.
  • The Beatle of Barbate, named so after his hairstyle, is also the first player born in the 21st century to score in LaLiga, aged 18 years and 73 days. It was on April 25 2019 against Rayo Vallecano, his strike making it 5-0.
  • He has also made an impact on LaLiga Fantasy MARCA. Given his price, Gil provides players with one of the best value-for-money signings. As of Matchday 13 in LaLiga he has averaged 6.56 points per game, and his value had risen by 51%. Only one other player has seen their value rise more.
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