The story of our players: Gil Martins
December 06, 2021

The story of our players: Gil Martins

Givanilton Martins Ferreira is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays for HKPL team Lee Man.

Gil was born in Irece. Graudated from the youth system of Vila Nova and promoted to the senior team in 2009. After scoring three goals in his first season with the Serie B team, he joined Serie A side Santos on a loan deal on September 2009.

Gil represented Syrian club Al-Jaish and Gremio Barueri in quick succession in 2012, before joining Bragantino of Serie B in Brazil in 2012. In 2015, Gil decided to move abroad and play for Korean club Gangwon FC. In 2017, he returned to Brazil and signed for Rio Claro.

In 2018, Gil felt he has unfinished business in Korean and decided to go back and play for Gwangju on a one-year contract. In 2019, Gil moved to Hong Kong, signing for Lee Man. With impressive performances on the pitch and being an important player of the squad, he signed one further year with the club and making history with the team by competing in the AFC Cup competition.