Gosling, Jake

Birth Date

11th August 1993

Birthplace

Oxford

Occupation

Winger

Biographical Text

Born in Oxford, Jake Gosling signed for Swindon Town Centre of Excellence as a ten year old. A year later he signed for Plymouth Argyle Centre of Excellence after moving to Newquay. As a youngster he played for three years at Newquay based South West Peninsula League Godolphin Atlantic.

Released by Argyle at the age of 16, he graduated through the Exeter City youth team to sign professional terms for the Grecians in April 2012.

Jake joined Conference South Dorchester Town on loan in September, scoring the winning goal in an FA Cup match against Plymouth Argyle in November.

He made his Exeter first team debut in January 2013, but was again loaned out in March, this time to Gloucester City. He made 16 first team appearances for Exeter scoring once at home to Northampton in League Two.  

Eligible to play for Gibraltar, the country of his father’s birth, he was called up in 2014, making his  international debut on 26 May versus Estonia while on Exeter's books - one of only four players to make a full international appearance while a Grecian. He became Gibraltar’s all time top scorer when he scored his second international goal in an 8-1 loss to Poland in Euro 2016 qualifying. By 2018 he had made 12 international appearances.

Jake left Exeter at the end of  June 2014, despite being offered a new contract. He joined Conference Premier Bristol Rovers in June 2014, helping them to win promotion straight back to the Football League in his first season. 

In August 2016 Jake was loaned to Cambridge United of League Two on a 6-month loan. His loan was ended prematurely in November 2016 after making seven appearances for the club.

On 16 January 2017 it was announced that he would again go out on loan, this time to Forest Green Rovers of the National League.

On 6 June 2017, it was announced that Jake  had joined Torquay United following his release from Bristol Rovers. He left Torquay at the end of the 2017/18 season.

Jake joined Midland League Premier side Sporting Khalsa in 2019. On 5 December 2020 he scored 2 goals in their 4-1 FA Vase win versus Aylestone.  He also appeared for Newquay in the South West Peninsula League West in October 2020.

Appearances

7

Appearances as Substitute

9

Goals

1

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