Pablo Hernán Gómez

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Pablo Hernán Gómez
Personal information
Full name Pablo Hernán Gómez
Date of birth (1977-12-20)20 December 1977
Place of birth Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina
Date of death 29 January 2001(2001-01-29) (aged 23)
Place of death Ixmiquilpan, Mexico
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1995–1996 Huracán de Las Heras
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Godoy Cruz
1997 Argentinos Juniors
1998 Morelia 13 (0)
1998 Veracruz (loan)
1999–2001 Pachuca 79 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Pablo Hernán Gómez (20 December 1977 – 29 January 2001) was an Argentine football striker who played professionally in Argentina and Mexico.


Born in Las Heras, Mendoza, Gómez began playing football as a striker in the local Mendoza state league with Huracán de Las Heras at age 17. He joined local side Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba in 1996, before he had a brief stint with Argentine Primera División side Argentinos Juniors during the 1997 Apertura tournament.[1][2][3]

In 1998, Goméz moved abroad at age 21, joining Mexican Primera División side Monarcas Morelia. He made his Primera debut in 1998, but soon fell out of favor with the Morelia's manager at the time, Tomás Boy. He was loaned to Primera A side Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz, where he scored more than 10 goals in one season before Primera club C.F. Pachuca signed him in 1999. Gómez was an important member of Pachuca's squad, helping the club win its first league title in 1999.[4][5]


On 29 January 2001, Gómez died with his wife in a traffic accident. He was returning with his family from a weekend in San Luis Potosí when his car crashed on the highway near Ixmiquilpan.[5][6]


  1. ^ "¿Te Acordás Bicho?" [Do you remember Bug?] (in Spanish). En Una Baldosa. 8 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Salinas, Ángel (30 January 2001). "El repentino adiós de Pablo Hernán Gómez" [The sudden farewell of Pablo Hernán Gómez] (in Spanish). El Universal. 
  3. ^ "Se cumplen 11 años de la muerte de Pablo Hernán Gómez" [11 years after the death of Pablo Hernán Gómez] (in Spanish). Milenio. 29 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Rivera, Alfonso (31 January 2011). "Pablo Hernán Gómez, a 10 años de su muerte" [Pablo Hernán Gómez, 10 years after his death] (in Spanish). Desde Abajo. 
  5. ^ a b Hernández, Mario (January 2011). "Una década sin Pablo Hernán Gómez" [A decade without Pablo Hernán Gómez] (in Spanish). Record. 
  6. ^ "Muere Pablo Hernán Gómez" [Pablo Hernán Gómez died] (in Spanish). Terra. January 2001. 

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