Former Canary triallist Thomas Gill made his home debut for Norway
on 30th May 1997 vs. Brazil at Ullevaal Stadium. Coach Egil "Drillo"
Olsen promised that he will replace Frode Grodaas (Chelsea) in
the 2nd half. Thomas Gill, who plays for the German Bundesliga
side MSV Duisburg, played one reserve team match for Norwich vs.
Charlton in March 1995 while on trial from a Danish Premier League
side. Instead of joining Norwich, Gill played for Sturm Graz of
Austria before moving to Duisburg where he gained international
recognition for Norway. He has played matches for Norway during
the Australia tournament earlier this year. Prior to joining Sturm
Graz, Thomas played for Scandinavian sides Brann, Valeraanga,
FK Jerv and AaB.
Yahoo's Teamtalk Service
reported on March 25th 1998 that Sunderland manager Peter
Reid was hoping to sign Gill after Gill had played for Norway
in an international friendly against Belgium. The highly rated
keeper had also been approached by Celtic but desired to play
in England. Thomas was rated at £200,000. This move never
Thomas has since moved to Denmark to join FC Copenhagen. The Unofficial
Football Transfer website stated that Thomas had signed for
Scottish side Ayr United in early August 1999. He quit in November
1999 citing differences with the manager. The Football Transfers
site then reported in February 2000 that Thomas was linked with
a move home to Norway to join Byrne. The same site updated me
in August 2001 reporting that Thomas had joined IK Start (Norwegian
First Division) from Fredrikstad FK (Norwegian Second Division)
on loan until December 2001.
He then played for Vålerenga again, Jerv again and Strømsgodset
Thomas is now retired