Jake Gosling

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Jake Gosling is the first player to graduate from the Exeter City youth set up and make a full international appearance while at the club. Born in Oxford in 1993, Jake started out in the Swindon Town Centre of Excellence before linking up with Plymouth Argyle when his family moved to Newquay. After being released by Argyle he joined the Exeter City youth team in 2010 and signed professional terms in 2012. A winger, he made his League debut in 2013 in the home victory over Southend United. Gosling went on to make 15 first team appearances and scored one goal in the 3-0 home win over Northampton Town on March 2, 2013. Jake decided to leave the club in the summer of 2014 but in the final days of his contract made a piece of Grecian history. Through his father’s birthplace Gosling qualified for Gibraltar and on May 26, 2014, he made his international debut, scoring his side’s goal in a 1-1 draw with Estonia. In doing so he became the third City player to play for his country while at the club and the first as a product of the youth team. He has gone on to make 12 international appearances becoming the first Gibraltar player to score two goals when he netted away to Poland in a UEFA Euro Qualifying match. Jake has turned out for a number of other clubs including Bristol Rovers, Torquay and more recently Sporting Khalsa in the Midland League.