21st Century Cracks: Bryan Gil, the record player

first_imgBryan Gil (Barbate, Cádiz) has earned records by being a well-known footballer at the first level, although his name could not be missing in this section of ‘Cracks of the 21st Century’. He was, in a way, the first to give the warning that the generation of footballers born in this century was already here.As the boy he still was, at just 17 years old, he received the best gift from Reyes possible on January 6, 2019: he debuted with Sevilla’s first team in a league match against Atlético. Since then, and even more after the arrival of Joaquín Caparrós to the Seville bench in March 2019, he began to gain weight in the first team. On April 7 of that same year he pulverized the first record: He was the first player born in the 21st century to give an assist in any of the five major European leagues. He did it against Valladolid. Shortly thereafter, on April 25, he became the first to score in the League (against Rayo Vallecano). Bryan Gil is a player trained from almost his beginnings in Sevilla, who caught him in the first year Alevín. He was always the most prominent of the categories he went through, to the point that as a first-year Youth he went directly to the Division of Honor, with many players two years older than him. His meteoric career made him debut in the first team only a year later. He is a fast winger, very skilled and with an exquisite technique on his left leg. He is very reminiscent of Jesús Navas for his physique and characteristics, although playing for the other band. This year, in the absence of minutes at Sánchez Pizjuán, he left on loan in January looking for them at Leganés. Although it is not something that worries in Sevilla, since it should not be forgotten that it is still in Youth age. “If he does not have a mishap, he will be a player who will write important pages in the history of Seville and Spanish football,” said Joaquín Caparros.In Spanish football, for the moment, he has already begun to write his story: in the summer of 2019 he proclaimed himself the champion of Europe U-19 being one year younger than the rest. He was the undisputed starter and one of the most outstanding of the team led by Santi Denia. Sevilla and La Roja have a guaranteed future on the left wing …last_img read more