Gavilán leaving the field for Getafe in 2012
|Full name||Jaime Gavilán Martínez|
|Date of birth||12 May 1985|
|Place of birth||Valencia, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2004–2005||→ Tenerife (loan)||30||(3)|
|2005–2006||→ Getafe (loan)||32||(4)|
|2007–2008||→ Getafe (loan)||16||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2019|
Born in Valencia, Valencian Community, Gavilán was a Valencia CF youth product. He made his first-team – and La Liga – debut one month shy of his 18th birthday, playing 12 minutes in a 0–1 away defeat against Real Valladolid on 19 April 2003. He also spent two full seasons with the reserves, in the third division.
Gavilán was gradually breaking into the main squad after two loans (CD Tenerife – second level – and Getafe CF), even though he had to battle for that position with the gifted (although tremendously injury-prone) Vicente. However, after the arrival of new boss Ronald Koeman in November 2007, he was deemed surplus to requirements and was loaned again to Getafe, until the end of the season; the previous campaign, he suffered a serious knee ligament injury which kept him out of action for a period of six months.
In his second spell with the Madrid outskirts side, Gavilán appeared prominently during half a season, netting in a 2–1 home win over Racing de Santander on 16 March 2008. He was also part of the team's quarter-final run in the UEFA Cup, playing in three matches, all as a starter.
On 15 July 2008, Gavilán signed a four-year deal with Getafe, thus losing all ties to Valencia. During his first full season he was an everpresent midfield fixture and, on 12 April 2009, he scored the game's only goal in an important win at Sevilla FC.
In 2009–10, Gavilán featured in 27 league games (no goals) as Getafe qualified for the second time ever for Europe, after finishing in sixth position. On 6 March 2011, in the last minutes of the first half of a 0–2 away defeat against Sporting de Gijón, he suffered the same injury to his knee, being sidelined for the rest of the campaign.
Free agent Gavilán joined fellow top division club Levante UD in June 2014, signing a two-year contract with an option to extend for a further year. On 30 January 2015, after appearing in only six competitive matches, he severed his link.
After a brief spell in Greece with Platanias FC, Gavilán signed for Indian Super League side Atlético de Kolkata on 18 June 2015. Subsequently, he represented South Korea's Suwon FC before returning to India with Chennaiyin FC.
On 6 July 2018, 33-year-old Gavilán returned to Spain after agreeing to a two-year contract with AD Alcorcón in the second division. On 9 July of the following year, after appearing in only eight league matches, he terminated his contract.
In the run up to the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Luis Aragonés called up Gavilán to a Spain senior team get-together, however he was ultimately not part of the squad at the finals and never earned a full cap.
- As of match played on 31 March 2018
|Tenerife (loan)||2004–05||Segunda División||30||3||2||0||—||32||3|
|Getafe (loan)||2005–06||La Liga||32||4||3||1||—||35||5|
|Getafe (loan)||2007–08||La Liga||16||1||5||2||3[a]||0||24||3|
|Atlético de Kolkata||2015||Indian Super League||16||0||—||—||16||0|
|Suwon||2016||K League Classic||22||3||0||0||—||22||3|
|2017||K League Challenge||1||0||0||0||—||1||0|
|Chennaiyin||2017–18||Indian Super League||13||0||1||0||—||14||0|
- Appearances in UEFA Cup
- Appearances in UEFA Europa League
- Spain U19
- Spain U16
- Spain U20
- "El Real Valladolid da otro paso hacia su salvación" [Real Valladolid take another step towards survival] (in Spanish). Periódico de Ibiza. 20 April 2003. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
- Valencia get bad news on Baraja; UEFA, 8 March 2007
- El Getafe le come la moral al Racing (Getafe eat Racing's morale up); El País, 17 March 2008 (in Spanish)
- Getafe get Gavilán from Valencia; UEFA, 17 July 2008
- Sevilla FC 0–1 Getafe; ESPN Soccernet, 12 April 2009
- Se confirma la rotura del ligamento cruzado de Gavilán (Gavilán's cruciate ligament tear confirmed); Marca, 8 March 2011 (in Spanish)
- El Levante UD alcanza un principio de acuerdo con Jaime Gavilán (Levante UD reach early agreement with Jaime Gavilán) Archived 18 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Levante UD, 16 June 2014 (in Spanish)
- Jaime Gavilán se desvincula del Levante UD (Jaime Gavilán cuts ties with Levante UD) Archived 2 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine; Levante UD, 30 January 2015 (in Spanish)
- "Atletico de Kolkata confirm the signing of Tiri and Martinez". Goal. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
- "Chennaiyin FC sign Spaniard Jaime Gavilan". The Times of India. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
- "Jaime Gavilán nuevo jugador de la A.D. Alcorcón" [Jaime Gavilán new player of A.D. Alcorcón] (in Spanish). AD Alcorcón. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
- "Gavilán, Asdrubal y Borja Domínguez se desvinculan de la AD Alcorcón" [Gavilán, Asdrúbal and Borja Domínguez cut ties with AD Alcorcón] (in Spanish). AD Alcorcón. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
- "Five new faces for Spain". Special Broadcasting Service. 8 April 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
- "Gavilán: Jaime Gavilán Martínez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "Gavilán". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "Jaime Gavilan". Flash Score. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- "Valero ensures victory for Spain". UEFA. 24 July 2004. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
- "Controversial conclusion as spot-kick supplies Spanish success". UEFA. 6 May 2001. Archived from the original on 12 May 2001. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
- "Spain denied at final hurdle". UEFA. 19 December 2003. Retrieved 2 July 2015.