|Full name||César Gómez del Rey|
|Date of birth||23 October 1967|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was best known for being part of the Tenerife sides that consolidated in La Liga into consecutive UEFA Cup presences. Over the course of seven seasons, he amassed totals in the former competition of 217 games and five goals, also representing Valladolid.
Gómez joined fellow league team CD Tenerife in summer 1992, being instrumental as they qualified for the UEFA Cup in his debut campaign. Moreover, he played in the last league round against his alma mater, as Tenerife won and the Merengues lost the national title for the second consecutive year against the same team.
In 1997, after roughly 200 overall appearances for the Canarians, Gómez was signed by Serie A club A.S. Roma on a lucrative four-year contract, arriving at the same time as compatriot Iván Helguera. However, he only played a total of 87 minutes in his first season, including a lone start in a Derby della Capitale 1–3 defeat to 10-man S.S. Lazio; he was successively removed from the first team following his refusal for a release by mutual consent, and spent the following three years without appearing in a single match.
Gómez retired in 2001 after his contract expired, but stayed in the city, where he had opened a car shop in the EUR neighbourhood in the meantime. It was then revealed he had been signed by Roma following a mistake from the club directors, who actually were interested in fellow Tenerife defender Pablo Paz.
- "¿Qué fue del CD Tenerife semifinalista de la UEFA?" [What happened to UEFA semi-finalists CD Tenerife?] (in Spanish). Sphera Sports. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- "Eight Spanish stars who've played for Roma". A.S. Roma. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
- "Cesar Gomez, lacrime di un neo romanista" [Cesar Gomez, tears of a new romanista]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 24 June 1997. Retrieved 3 July 2009.
- "Sensi si irrita, Cannavaro piu' lontano" [Sensi gets angry, Cannavaro more distant]. Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 2 July 2001. Retrieved 3 July 2009.
- César Gómez at BDFutbol