Arthur Gómez

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Arthur Gómez Barreda
Personal information
Full name Arthur Gómez
Date of birth (1984-02-12) February 12, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Banjul, Gambia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Banjul Hawks 12 (6)
2001–2005 Manchester United 0 (0)
2002–2005Royal Antwerp (loan) 44 (12)
2005–2006 Dessel Sport 0 (0)
2006–2007 Henan Construction 25 (8)
National team
2002 Gambia U20 3 (2)
2001–2003 Gambia 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2009

Arthur Gómez (born 12 February 1984) is a Gambian former football striker.


Born in Banjul, Gómez began his playing career at a non league team called London United F.C which is based in Serekunda London Corner, then was signed by Hawks Football Club.[1] Gómez joined Manchester United in July 2001. Having played internationally at a young age, the English club had spotted him and he was soon a part of the youth ranks. Gómez was recommended to United by Swedish club Göteborg.

Gómez was quickly sent on loan to Royal Antwerp FC[2] in the Jupiler League from the 2002–03 season to the 2004–05 season before joining Dessel Sport for the 2005–06 season. After taking no part in the team he soon left and moved to the Chinese giants Henan Construction for the 2006 season. He left Henan after two seasons. He was signed on a trial contract by Newport County in August 2011, but they chose not to sign him on a permanent basis.

International career[edit]

Gómez scored twice against South Africa in a friendly tournament in 2001.[3] His last appearance for Gambia's national team was in 2003, when they visited Senegal in Dakar for an African Cup qualifying match.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 August 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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