André Gomes

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Tavares and the second or paternal family name is Gomes.
André Gomes
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Gomes playing for Portugal U19 in 2012
Personal information
Full name André Filipe Tavares Gomes
Date of birth (1993-07-30) 30 July 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Grijó, Portugal
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Valencia
Number 21
Youth career
2005–2008 Porto
2008–2009 Pasteleira
2009–2011 Boavista
2011–2012 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Benfica B 17 (8)
2012–2014 Benfica 14 (2)
2014 Valencia (loan) 12 (2)
2014– Valencia 12 (2)
National team
2010 Portugal U17 2 (0)
2010–2011 Portugal U18 6 (1)
2011–2012 Portugal U19 9 (3)
2012–2013 Portugal U20 14 (1)
2013– Portugal U21 6 (1)
2014– Portugal 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 March 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

André Filipe Tavares Gomes (born 30 July 1993) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Valencia CF, as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Benfica[edit]

Born in Grijó, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Gomes joined S.L. Benfica's youth system at the age of 18, playing his last year as a junior with the Lisbon club. On 28 July 2012 he played his first game with the first team, in a friendly with Gil Vicente FC,[1] and spent his first season as a senior with the reserve side, competing in the second division.

Gomes scored his first goals with Benfica B in league matches against S.C. Braga B (2–2 home draw)[2] and C.F. Os Belenenses (6–0, also at home).[3] On 18 October 2012 he made his official debut with the main squad, playing 25 minutes after coming on as a substitute for Eduardo Salvio and netting in a 4–0 win at S.C. Freamunde, for the campaign's Portuguese Cup.[4]

Gomes' momentum in Benfica's first team continued on 27 October 2012, as he started and scored in a 3–0 away win over Gil Vicente in his first league appearance.[5] He continued to be mainly associated with the B-team, however.

On 31 January 2014, Benfica sold 100% of Gomes' economic rights to a private company, Meriton Capital Limited, for €15 million, plus 25% of a future transfer fee.[6] He remained with the 'Eagles' until the end of the season.[7][8] On 16 April he played the full 90 minutes in the second leg of the semifinals of the domestic cup, scoring the final 3–1 after a brilliant individual effort to help his team – who played with one man less for 60 minutes against Porto – win the tie 3–2 on aggregate.[9]

Valencia[edit]

On 17 July 2014 Gomes signed on loan for Spanish club Valencia CF,[10][11] joining a host of compatriots including manager Nuno Espírito Santo. Although Gomes' economic rights are owned by Peter Lim, a loan deal was arranged to take him and Rodrigo to Valencia due to Lim's purchase of the latter club.[12]

Gomes made his La Liga debut on 23 August, starting in a 1–1 away draw against Sevilla FC.[13] He scored his first goal in the competition on 22 September, netting the second of a 3–0 away win against Getafe CF.[14]

On 2 December 2014, it was revealed that Gomes had signed a contract with Valencia for the next 5 seasons,[11] with fellow teammate Rodrigo.[15]

International career[edit]

Gomes represented Portugal at the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.[16] At the age of 19 he received his first call-up to the senior team, for a friendly against Ecuador on 6 February 2013,[17] but remained unused in the 2–3 home loss.[citation needed]

Gomes made his full international debut on 7 September 2014, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 Euro 2016 qualifiers loss against Albania at the Estádio Municipal de Aveiro.[18]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played 21 March 2015[19]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica B 2012–13 9 3 9 3
2013–14 8 5 8 5
Total 17 8 17 8
Benfica 2012–13 7 1 3 0 2 0 5 0 17 1
2013–14 7 1 4 1 3 0 9 0 23 2
Total 14 2 7 1 5 0 14 0 40 3
Valencia 2014–15 24 4 4 0 28 4
Total 24 4 4 0 28 4
Career total 54 14 11 1 5 0 14 0 84 15

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Benfica

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nova chapa cinco" [Another fiver] (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Benfica B-Sp. Braga B, 2–2: André Gomes dá empate nos descontos" [Benfica B-Sp. Braga B, 2–2: André Gomes for the draw in injury time]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 August 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Benfica B 6–0 Belenenses" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Taça: Benfica cruise past Freamunde". PortuGOAL. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "New-look Benfica return to table top". PortuGOAL. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Comunicado" [Announcement]. S.L. Benfica SAD. CMVM. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Benfica cash in on Rodrigo, Andre Gomes". Soccer News. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Peter Lim, o homem que comprou os passes de Rodrigo e André Gomes" [Peter Lim, the men who bought the rights for Rodrigo and André Gomes]. Maisfutebol.iol.pt (in Portuguese). 1 February 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "El Benfica remonta y pasa a la final de Copa" [Benfica comes back from behind and reaches Cup final]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Comunicado oficial" [Official announcement] (in Spanish). Valencia CF. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Valencia regista André Gomes como emprestado pelo Benfica" [Valencia registers André Gomes as loaned by Benfica]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Valência procura "forma jurídica" para levar Rodrigo e André Gomes" [Valencia looks for 'legal way' to take Rodrigo and André Gomes]. Radio Renascença. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Punto de fe del Valencia" [Valencia's faith point] (in Spanish). Marca. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  14. ^ Un trabajo muy cómodo (A very comfortable job); Marca, 22 September 2014 (Spanish)
  15. ^ Ferreira, Pedro (4 December 2014). "André Gomes e Rodrigo são oficialmente do Valencia" [André Gomes and Rodrigo are officially Valencia players]. Record (in Portuguese). 
  16. ^ "Euro de sub-19: Sporting e Benfica em maioria nos convocados" [U-19 Euro: Sporting and Benfica dominate squad] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "«Jesus tem-me ensinado muita coisa» – André Gomes" [«Jesus has taught me many things» – André Gomes] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  18. ^ Balaj, Bekim (7 September 2014). "Portugal 0–1 Albania: Seleccao stunned by Balaj beauty". Goal.com. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "André Gomes". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA.com. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  21. ^ Gardner, Paul (15 May 2014). "Brazen goalkeeper cheating helps Sevilla win Europa League". SoccerAmerica. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "UEFA Europa League squad of the season". UEFA.com. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 

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