Hernán Darío Gómez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gómez and the second or maternal family name is Jaramillo.
Hernán Darío Gómez Jaramillo
Personal information
Full name Hernán Darío Gómez Jaramillo
Date of birth (1956-02-03) 3 February 1956 (age 59)
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Panama (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1980 Medellín
1980–1984 Atlético Nacional
Teams managed
1986–1990 Atlético Nacional
1995–1998 Colombia
1999–2004 Ecuador
2006–2008 Guatemala
2008–2009 Santa Fe
2010–2011 Colombia
2012–2013 Medellín
2014– Panama
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hernán Darío Gómez Jaramillo, also known as El Bolillo (born February 3, 1956 in Medellín) is a Colombian ex-football player and the current manager of Panama.

He was an active player from 1966 to 1985.

He successfully led Ecuador to their first World Cup finals in 2002.[1] However, he resigned after a disappointing performance by the Ecuadorian team at the Copa América 2004.

During the World Cup 2006, he was a commentator for Canal RCN.

On the May 5, 2010 the Colombian Football Federation announced that Gómez was appointed as the successor of Eduardo Lara, who left the selection after failing to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.

On February 15, 2014, Gómez was announced the new manager of Panama.

Attack to woman[edit]

On Saturday 6 August 2011, on the pub "El Bembe" in Bogotá, Gómez attacked an unidentified woman. According to witnesses Gómez hit the woman at least four times at 11 p.m. near the entrance of the pub where he was accompanied by the woman minutes before.[2]

When the facts were known, Gómez released a communication asking for forgiveness for his behavior and resigned to his participation as a member of the technical committee of the U-20 World Football Championship.[3]

However multiple organizations, like 'Casa de la Mujer', expressed their discontent with Gómez's actions and asked for his resignation as manager of the Colombian football team.[4]

Finally because of pressure from the media, the Colombian football team's sponsors, political and social celebrities and the general public, he resigns as the manager of the Colombian football team.[5]

However, due to recent polls, there has been information regarding that he should remain as coach due to how he immediately recognized his mistake. The national team players even support this regarding certain statements where they were disappointed with his actions but forgived him considering his immediate regret. Thus the Colombian soccer federation has postponed a final decision on whether to accept Gómez’s resignation until after the Under-20 World Cup.[6]

On 13 February 2012 Colombian Hernán Darío Gómez took charge of first division Independiente Medellin on Monday, six months after resigning as coach of the national team. [1]