Carlos António Gomes
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|Full name||Carlos António do Carmo Costa Gomes|
|Date of birth||January 18, 1932|
|Place of birth||Barreiro, Portugal|
|Date of death||October 18, 2005|
|Place of death||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He started his career in Barreirense, before being transferred to Sporting, in 1950, aged 18, where he was the substitute of another legendary goalkeeper, João Azevedo. In just a year, he was the number 1 of the Sporting team, where he played until 1957/58, and was a four-time national champion (1951/52, 1952/53, 1953/54 and 1957/58) and also winning the Cup of Portugal in (1958).
During the golden years of his career, he played 18 times for the National Team, being his first game in 22 November 1953, in a 3–1 win over South Africa, in a friendly match, and the last game in 7 May 1958, in a 1–2 defeat with England, in another friendly match.
After being refused by Sporting his demands, he moved to Spain, where he represented Granada and Real Oviedo. He returned to Portugal, to play for Atlético, in 1960/61. He was a known opponent of the fascist regime and it's believed, like he claimed, that the allegations of rape against him were a set-up, created by the political police of the regime to force him to leave football. After a simulated injury in an Atlético game with Vitória Guimarães, he escaped to Spain. He escaped after in Morocco and played with Tangier FC, USP Tangier and CODM Meknès
In 1969 he went to Algeria and played with JS Djijel and had become a manager in same time. In 1971 he manage MC Oran and win the championship. He went to Tunisia before returning to Portugal in the 1980s.
He moved again to Spain and Austria, returning finally to Portugal in July 2005, suffering from Parkinson's Disease. He died soon after, aged 73.
- Won the Portuguese Primeira Liga for 4 times in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1958 with Sporting Clube de Portugal
- Won the Taça de Portugal once in 1954 with Sporting Clube de Portugal
- Won the Algerian Ligue 1 once in 1971 with MC Oran (as manager)