João Gomes

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João "Betinho" Gomes
SL Benfica
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1985-05-02) May 2, 1985 (age 29)
Cape Verde
Nationality Portuguese
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
Pro playing career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2007 FC Barreirense
2007–2008 Cantabria Baloncesto
2008–2011 CB Breogán
2011–present SL Benfica

João Gomes (born May 2, 1985 in Fogo, Cape Verde), most commonly known as Betinho, is a Portuguese basketball player.[1]


Gomes played for FC Barreirense in Portugal, the club where he developed his basketball skills, and was noticed by American and European scouts. His performance with Barreirense led to an invitation to play in the Reebok EuroCamp 2006 and 2007 editions in Treviso. Betinho was draft eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft. After working out for several NBA teams such as the Boston Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers, and Detroit Pistons, he went undrafted.

João Gomes was also a member of the Portuguese National Team in 2009 in the qualifying round for Eurobasket 2009.

On August 22, 2011, Betinho was confirmed as a new signing for SL Benfica.


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