Gerry Gomez (footballer)

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Gerry Gomez
Personal information
Full name Gerardo Gomez
Date of birth (1960-08-18) 18 August 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Sydney City 118 (29)
1987–1990 Marconi Stallions 88 (14)
1991 APIA-Leichhardt 19 (4)
1992–1994 Parramatta Eagles 72 (10)
Total 297 (47)
National team
1985 Socceroos B 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gerry Gomez (born 18 August 1960 in Puntarenas) is an Australian former Association football (soccer) player who played in Australia's National Soccer League for Sydney City, Marconi, APIA-Leichhardt and Parramatta Eagles.[1] He also represented the Australian B Socceroos in 1985 at the world series club tournament, playing against English Club Tottenham Hotspur at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Brazilian Club CR Vasco da Gama at the Sydney Cricket Ground.[2] While at Marconi, Gerry was on the winning side in two Grand Finals in the 1988 and 1989, but was sent off in the first of these against Sydney United.

Gerry lives in Sydney is married with two daughters, the youngest who is a rising and promising footballer.[3]

Coaching[edit]

Towards the end of his 14 year playing career, Gerry founded a football coaching business called Sydney Soccer Football Academy,[4] which focuses on building the skills of young players, preparing and introducing them to elite level competition. He also coaches for a range of schools and football clubs.

1991 Coached the Sydney Olympic Open Age. Matilda's Captain Julie Murray

1992 Started Gerry Gomez Sydney Soccer School

1995 Head Coach of the East Zone

2002 Head Coach of the UTS Women's Program

2003 Head Coach of Eastern Suburbs Youth League

2004 Head Coach of St Josephs and Redlands

2003 – 2005 Coach U13/14's Soccer NSW Regional Excellence Program

2005 Soccer NSW Regional Excellence Program Girls Youth, Coaching Updates in Barcelona Nou Camp and Stuggart Germany, Director of Coaching at SCEGGS Redlands, Kambala, Rockdale and JJ Cahill School Soccer program, Conducted Coaching license Maroubra, Perth.

2005 – 2006 Youth Coaching Director for St. George Soccer Football Association, Junior Development at Bronte Public School, Bondi Public School, Ermington Utd and Maroubra United, Girl's Youth League Coaching Director for University of New South Wales – UNSW

2006–2009 Director of Coaching Rockdale, St George, Kambala, SCEGGS Redlands, Mosman Football Club, Maroubra United, Bronte Public, Bondi Public, J.J Cahill, Coaching License instructor FFA, Maroubra United, St Spyridon, FFA B License, Plan Marcet Professor of Individual technique Barcelona Spain Grade B. 2009–2010 Sydney FC Academy Coach.

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