Gosling, Jake

Birth Date

11th August 1993





Biographical Text

Joining Exeter City as a trainee/scholar from Cornwall, Jake Gosling appeared in fifteen league matches from 2013 before leaving to play for Bristol Rovers. He later appeared for a number of clubs, including a brief spell with Torquay United, and won 12 caps for Gibraltar.

Born in Oxford, Jake was in Swindon Town’s centre of excellence as a ten-year-old before switching to Plymouth Argyle’s programme when his family moved to Newquay. Not granted a trainee/scholarship with Argyle, Jake was then offered a place at Exeter and later signed as a professional in April 2012.

Within months he was on loan at Dorchester scoring the winning goal against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup on 4 November 2012. Returning to St James’ Park, Jake made his league debut against Southend United on 12 January 2013. He then appeared in another eleven league games that season scoring against Northampton Town on 2 March 2013. After a loan move to Gloucester - and just four Exeter appearances in 2013/14 - Jake made his international debut for Gibraltar in the 1-1 draw against Estonia on 26 May 2014. Qualifying as a result of his father’s place of birth, Jake scored on his debut and was to play a dozen internationals over the next four years.

Soon after winning a second cap as an Exeter player -  in the 1-0 home win in a friendly against Malta on 4 June 2014 -
Jake reportedly declined a new contract to join the recently-relegated Bristol Rovers who he helped win an immediate return to the Football League. A loan move to Cambridge United followed in August 2016 ahead of another to Forest Green Rovers in early 2017. On his release from Bristol Rovers in June 2017 Jake spent a season at Torquay United and later, after joining the RAF, turned out for Sporting Khalsa, Newquay and - on a more permanent basis - Bristol Manor Farm through to the end of 2022/23.

Having been based at RAF Cosford near Wolverhampton for some time, and representing the RAF in inter-services competition in the process, Jake signed for Rushall Olympic of National League North in June 2023. Being voted player of the tournament when the British military team won the Kentish Cup in December 2023, Jake joined Beaconsfield Town shortly afterwards.


Exeter City

League 15; Cups 1 (16)


League 1



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