Squad Profile: Midfielders

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Name: Jamie Bosio (vice-captain)
Position: Centre Midfield
Age: 25
Appearances: 51
Squad Number: 24
Goals: 9
International Caps: 11
Former Club: Lincoln Red Imps FC

Jamie joined the club in July 2016 after completing his studies in the UK and having finished his contract with Lincoln FC. A strong centre midfield player, Jamie is know for his powerful midfield play as an anchoring midfielder but also for his forrays forward when playing as a more attacking midfielder, indeed he enjoyed his best scoring season last time out. He is a regular international for Gibraltar at senior level and has recently played against the best there is on offer in international football. Jamie’s attitude is exemplary and he is sure to be an example to younger members of the squad.

 

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Name: Michael Negrette
Position: Winger/Wing Back
Age: 19
Squad Number: 20
Appearances: 33
Goals: 5
International U21 Caps: 4
International U19 Caps: 3
Former Club: St Joseph’s F.C.

Michael was easily Gibraltar’s Young Player of the Season last year. He was somewhat of  a revelation becoming a regular in first team and even getting a reputation of scoring a screamer or two. Michael will look to push on this season and further establish himself as a first team player and also claim that elusive first senior cap and force his way into Julio Ribas’ thinking.

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Name: Carlos Carrasco Llornes
Position: Defensive Midfield.
Age: 24
Squad Number: 6
Appearances: 21
Goals: 1
Former Club: FK Utenis Utena

Carlos joined the club during the January transfer window and went on to forge and excellent midfield partnership with Bosio. A very combatitive but also clever player Carlos brought a lot of tempo and composure to the side. Strong in the tackle he provides a shield for the defence while at the same time he does his job well in effectively winning back possession and recycling the ball.

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Name: Achraf Nait Brahim
Position: Attacking Midfield/Forward
Age: 21
Squad Number: 7
Appearances:
Goals:
Former Club: AVV Zeeburgia

Achraf actually signed for the club last season but was in Holland completing his studies and now joins the club for the 18/19 season. An explosive attacking midfielder, Achraf marries power, skill and definition in an explosive mix. The highly rated Dutchman will seek to stamp his authority on the local game and impress on the pitch.

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Name: Shaun De los Santos
Position: Midfield
Age: 20
Squad Number: 8
Appearances:
Goals:
International U21 Caps: 5
Former Club: Manchester 62 F.C.

Shaun joins us after impressing for Manchester 62 FC last season despite the difficulties suffered by the club on the pitch. A very highly rated youngster that is a regular for the Gibraltar Under 21 side he will bring energy, dedication and poise to our midfield area.

 

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Name: Jose Antonio Quiros Rubio
Position: Midfield.
Age: 22
Squad Number: 17
Appearances:
Goals:
Former Club: Gibraltar Phoenix F.C.

Chico Rubio joined United from Gibraltar Phoenix FC in July of 2018. He forged an excellent repuation as an attacking midlfielder last season scoring one goal and turning out 24 time for Phoenix. Formed at Real Balompedica he played for Los Barrios before coming to Gibraltar. He will seek both to feed and support the forward line from the central areas of the park.

 

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Name: Ilyas El Ouahabi
Position: Midfield
Age: 18
Squad Number: 28
Appearances: 9
Goals: 4
Former Club: Lynx F.C.

Ilyas proved to be a very popular member of the squad last season. His dedication in training was lauded by his team mates and his never say day attitude saw its reward with 4 goals for the reserves last season. He will continue his development with the Intermediary side this sesaon.

 

(Stats correct at time of posting)