607 Gary Gill

Biography

Midfielder Gill spent a month on loan at City in December 1983, making a single appearance as a substitute.

Born in Middlesbrough and educated along the Acklam Road, Gill joined the apprentice scheme at his local league side Middlesbrough at the age of 16. He was 19 before he made his Boro league debut in April 1984, selected by boss Jack Charlton, by then he had already had his move to Boothferry Park and tasted a few snatched minutes of first team action. Over the next five years Gill made 97 appearances in all competitions for Middlesbrough, contrbuting to two promotions, but his talent was often obscured by injury absences. A broken leg in April 1989 drew a close to his time at Ayresome Park and in December 1989 he headed west along the A66 to join Darlington. In two seasons at Feethams he was a regular starter and goalscorer, winning two more promotions under the management of Brian Little. After a short move to Cardiff City in March 1992 Gill ended his playing career at 28, after lifting the Welsh Cup with the Bluebirds.

Gill then lived the ex-footballer dream, owning a pub in a North Yorkshire village, coaching the USA and working the rag trade. His coaching career peaked in 2002 when he was appointed manager at Gateshead, but that tenure lasted only eight months as disputes with the club’s board led to Gill’s resignation. Shortly after his spell at Gateshead, Gill was involved in a car accident in which he suffered serious and multiple injuries. The crash left lasting damage to his left leg, meaning he was unable to resume his coaching career. He went into local radio punditry around this time, and in 2011 Gill was appointed to the Middlesbrough’s scouting network, rising to Boro’s Head of UK Recruitment in 2013.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 28 November 1964, Middlesbrough
Hull City First Game: 27 December 1983, Rotherham United A (Division Three), 19 years, 29 days old
Hull City Final Game: 27 December 1983, Rotherham United A (Division Three), 19 years, 29 days old

Clubs

Middlesbrough (1981-1989), Hull City (1983, loan), Darlington (1989-1992), Cardiff City (1992)

Hull City Record

Career: 1 apps, 0 goals

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