Christian Gómez

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Christian Gómez
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Personal information
Date of birth (1974-11-07) November 7, 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nueva Chicago
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991-1996 Nueva Chicago 155 (46)
1997-1999 Independiente 80 (12)
1999-2000 Argentinos Juniors 7 (0)
2001-2002 Nueva Chicago 63 (14)
2002 Independiente 10 (1)
2002-2004 Arsenal de Sarandí 30 (6)
2004-2007 D.C. United 97 (39)
2008 Colorado Rapids 20 (3)
2009 D.C. United 27 (6)
2010 Miami FC 25 (6)
2011- Nueva Chicago 62 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 6, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christian Gómez (born November 7, 1974 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer currently playing for Nueva Chicago.

Career[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Gómez began playing professional soccer at the age of 17 with Argentine club Nueva Chicago, which was at the time playing in the second division.[1] He played with the team from 1991 to 1996, appearing in 155 games and scoring 46 goals. In 1997, Gómez moved to one of Argentina's largest and most successful clubs, CA Independiente, which he would play for from 1997 to 1999, scoring 12 goals in 80 games. In the middle of 1999, he moved to Argentinos Juniors, where he would finish out the 1999-2000 season. Gómez then returned to Nueva Chicago, where he would help the team earn promotion to the first division, while scoring 14 goals in 63 games. He then briefly returned to Independiente in 2002, before moving to Arsenal de Sarandí, where he would play in 30 games, scoring 6 goals, between 2002 and 2004.

United States[edit]

Near the end of the 2004 season, Gómez signed with D.C. United of MLS,[1][2] who had been interested in him for several years. Gómez played nine regular season games for United, catalyzing the offense while teaming very well with Jaime Moreno, and finished the season with four goals. He then helped them to the MLS Cup. In 2005, Gómez scored 11 goals and 9 assists and was named to the MLS Best XI. In 2006 Gómez won the MLS Honda MVP award. In the 2007 MLS season, Gomez played in 27 games (27 starts) and compiled 10 goals and 9 assists. Gomez has been named MLS All-Star in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

He was signed by the Colorado Rapids On February 8, 2008.[3][4] However, his first season with the Rapids was disappointing and was traded back to D.C. United during the 2009 pre-season.[5]

After playing with United in 2009, it was reported on February 1, 2010, that Gomez would not return to United for the 2010 season.[6] He subsequently signed with USSF Division 2 club Miami FC on March 25, 2010.[7]

Honors[edit]

D.C. United[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Players | MLSsoccer.com". Mlsnet.com. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Christian Gomez Bio, Stats, News - Football / Soccer - - ESPN FC". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 1974-11-07. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Former MVP Gomez Is Leaving D.C. for Colorado". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ Goff, Steve (2010-02-01). "Soccer Insider - D.C. United News & Notes". Voices.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  7. ^ Goff, Steve. "Soccer Insider - D.C. United to sign Carey Talley". Voices.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 

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