Lys Gomis

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Lys Gomis
Personal information
Full name Lys Gomis
Date of birth (1989-10-06) 6 October 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Cuneo, Italy[1]
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Torino
Number 23
Youth career
Cuneo
Torino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Torino 1 (0)
2008–2009 SPAL (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 Casale (loan) 14 (0)
2013 Ascoli (loan) 6 (0)
2014– Trapani (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2013– Senegal 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 04 July 2014

Lys Gomis (born 6 October 1989) is an Italian-born Senegalese footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie B side Trapani, on loan from Torino.

Club career[edit]

He began his career with the Torino youth system, playing in all the youth teams before graduating to the primavera (under-19 side). He was subsequently loaned to Lega Pro side SPAL without collecting any appearances. In 2010–11, he was loaned to Casale in Lega Pro, managing 14 appearances. He remained at Torino throughout the 2011–12 Serie B campaign as third-choice goalkeeper.[2]

In the 2012–13 season, he once again remained at Torino, but as second-choice to Jean-François Gillet. In January 2013 he was loaned to Ascoli in Serie B, where he collected 6 appearances.[3] In 2013–14 Serie A he remained at Torino due to the suspension of Gillet in the pre-season.[4] However, he remained second-choice after the arrival of Daniele Padelli. Gomis made his debut in Serie A on 30 November 2013, replacing an injured Padelli at halftime against Genoa (1–1).

International career[edit]

Gomis was called up by Senegal for a friendly match against Mali on 5 March 2014.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Gomis is son of Senegalese immigrants in Italy residing in Cuneo and formally obtained Italian citizenship on 11 July 2012.[6] He has two younger brothers that are goalkeepers and under contract to Torino; Alfred Gomis currently playing for Crotone in Serie B; and Maurice Gomis who is part of Torino youth team.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scheda anagrafica di Lys Gomis" (in Italian). AIC Football. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  2. ^ http://torino.repubblica.it/cronaca/2011/12/27/news/dal_senegal_fin_sotto_la_mole_tre_fratelli_portieri_per_il_toro-27243763/ |language=Italian
  3. ^ "L. Gomis". soccerway.com. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gillet banned for 43 months". football-italia.net. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Toro, è ufficiale: Lys Gomis in nazionale" [Toro, it's official: Lys Gomis in national team] (in Italian). Toro News. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cittadinanza italiana a Lys Gomis, calciatore del Torino" [Italian citizenship to Lys Gomis, Torino footballer] (in Italian). City of Cuneo. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lys e Alfred Gomis, due fratelli per la stessa porta: "Come una dinastia"" [Lys and Alfred Gomis, two brothers for the same goal: "Like a dynasty"] (in Italian). City of Cuneo. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Alfred Gomis in Under 20!" (in Italian). Torino FC. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012.