Gabriel Enrique Gómez

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For the Latin poet, see Gabriel Gomez (poet). For Colombian footballer, see Gabriel Jaime Gómez Jaramillo. For the politician, see Gabriel E. Gomez.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gómez and the second or maternal family name is Girón.
Gabriel Gómez
Gabriel Gómez Philadelphia Union 2012.jpg
Gómez playing with the Philadelphia Union
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Enrique Gómez Girón
Date of birth (1984-05-29) 29 May 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético Bucaramanga
Number 8
Youth career
Sporting '89
Envigado
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Envigado 32 (1)
2004 San Francisco 17 (1)
2004 Deportivo Pasto 13 (1)
2005 Tauro 13 (1)
2005 Deportivo Pereira 11 (2)
2006–2008 Santa Fe 40 (1)
2007–2008 Belenenses (loan) 25 (1)
2008–2010 Belenenses 46 (2)
2010 Ermis 11 (1)
2011 La Equidad 13 (1)
2011 Indios 8 (3)
2012 Philadelphia Union 24 (6)
2013 Atlético Junior 16 (0)
2013–2014 San Francisco 28 (2)
2014–2016 Herediano 41 (1)
2016 Cartaginés (loan) 12 (1)
2016 Deportes Tolima 18 (2)
2017– Atlético Bucaramanga 3 (0)
National team
2003– Panama 125 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016

Gabriel Enrique Gómez Girón (born 29 May 1984 in Panama City) is a Panamanian footballer who plays for Colombian club Atlético Bucaramanga as a defensive midfielder.

His own notwithstanding, he played professionally in six countries, mainly Colombia and Portugal.

Gómez was Panama's all-time record cap holder, appearing in more than 100 internationals and representing the nation in six Gold Cup tournaments.[1]

Club career[edit]

In his early career, Gómez – nicknamed Gavilán (Hawk) – rarely settled with a club, playing in both his country and Colombia. In 2007 he moved to Portugal and signed for C.F. Os Belenenses initially on a one-year loan,[2][3] from Club Santa Fe whom he had joined in December 2005.[4]

Gómez made his Primeira Liga debut on 20 August 2007 in a 1–1 draw at Associação Naval 1º de Maio, being relatively used during his three-year stint as the Lisbon side was eventually relegated at the end of the 2009–10 season.[5] In the very last minutes of the following summer transfer window, he moved to Cyprus and signed with Ermis Aradippou, reuniting with former Belenenses teammate Wender.

In August 2011, after a spell back in Colombia with La Equidad alongside countrymen Gabriel Torres and Román Torres,[6] Gómez teamed up with compatriot Blas Pérez at Mexican Ascenso MX side Indios de Ciudad Juárez.[7] He signed for the Philadelphia Union of the Major League Soccer on 21 December 2011,[8] scoring his first league goal in the season opener against the Portland Timbers (1–3 away loss).

In December 2012 Gómez returned to Colombia, to play for Junior FC.[9] He continued changing clubs and countries in quick succession in the following years, representing San Francisco F.C.[10] and C.S. Herediano.[11]

International career[edit]

Gómez represented the Panamian under-20 team at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship, in the United Arab Emirates.[12] He made his debut for the full side in a game against El Salvador for the 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup, and went on to play for his country on more than 100 occasions, including in 27 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[12][13]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 August 2006 Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru  Peru 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 12 July 2009 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, United States  Nicaragua 2–0 4–0 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3. 7 September 2010 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Trinidad and Tobago 3–0 3–0 Friendly
4. 25 March 2011 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Bolivia 1–0 2–0 Friendly
5. 29 May 2011 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Grenada 1–0 2–0 Friendly
7 June 2011 Ford Field, Detroit, United States  Guadeloupe 3–0 3–2 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
6. 11 June 2011 Raymond James, Tampa, United States  United States 2–0 2–1 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
7. 12 November 2011 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Costa Rica 1–0 2–0 Friendly
8. 14 November 2012 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Spain 1–5 1–5 Friendly
9. 31 May 2014 Toyota Park, Chicago, United States  Serbia 1–1 1–1 Friendly
10. 8 January 2016 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Cuba 1–0 4–0 Copa América Centenario qualifying play-offs

Personal life[edit]

Gómez married former model Ingrid González, sister of former international goalkeeper Donaldo González,[14] fathering two children.

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 25 October 2012[15][16]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colombia League Cup League Cup South America Total
2001 Envigado Categoría Primera A 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
2002 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2003 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Panama League Cup League Cup North America Total
2004 San Francisco Liga Panameña de Fútbol 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Colombia League Cup League Cup South America Total
2004 Deportivo Pasto Categoría Primera A 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Panama League Cup League Cup North America Total
2005 Tauro Liga Panameña de Fútbol 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Colombia League Cup League Cup South America Total
2005 Deportivo Pereira Categoría Primera A 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
2006 Santa Fe 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 1
2007 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Europe Total
2007–08 Belenenses Primeira Liga 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
2008–09 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2
2009–10 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Cyprus League Cypriot Cup League Cup Europe Total
2010–11 Ermis Cypriot First Division 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Colombia League Cup League Cup South America Total
2011 La Equidad Categoría Primera A 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
2011–12 Indios Liga de Ascenso 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2012 Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer 24 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 26 7
Total Colombia 110 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 6
Panama 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 2
Portugal 71 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 3
Cyprus 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Mexico 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
USA 24 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 26 7
Career total 254 21 2 1 0 0 0 0 256 22

International[edit]

As of 15 November 2016
National team Year Apps Goals
Panama
2003 4 0
2004 5 0
2005 20 0
2006 6 1
2007 7 0
2008 4 0
2009 6 1
2010 4 1
2011 17 4
2012 6 1
2013 13 0
2014 8 1
2015 14 0
2016 11 1
Total 125 10

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panama – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Contrata club de Bulgaria a panameño "Pistolero" Garcés" [Bulgarian club hires Panamanian "Gunfighter" Garcés] (in Spanish). Medio Tiempo. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Chegou o panamiano Gabriel Gomez" [Panamanian Gabriel Gomez has arrived]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 July 2007. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Panameño Gabriel Gómez jugará con Independiente Santa Fe de Colombia la Copa Libertadores" [Panamanian Gabriel Gómez to play Libertadores Cup with Independiente Santa Fe] (in Spanish). Tera Deportes. 26 December 2005. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Gómez: «Tenho pena de sair»" [Gómez: «I feel sorry for leaving»]. Record (in Portuguese). 14 August 2010. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Gómez a Colombia" [Gómez to Colombia] (in Spanish). Panamá Fútbol. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  7. ^ ""Indios" con otro refuerzo panameño" [“Indians” with another Panamanian addition] (in Spanish). Panamá Fútbol. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Union acquire Panamanian Gomez". Philadelphia Union. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Gabriel Gómez es el primer refuerzo del Atlético Junior para el 2013" [Gabriel Gómez is first Atlético Junior addition for 2013]. El País (in Spanish). December 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Oficial: Gabriel "Gavilán" Gómez ha fichado por el San Francisco F.C." [Official: Gabriel "Hawk" Gómez has signed for San Francisco F.C.] (in Spanish). San Francisco F.C. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Panameño Gabriel Gómez es el nuevo refuerzo de Herediano" [Panamanian Gabriel Gómez is Herediano's new addition]. Al Día (in Spanish). 21 May 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  12. ^ a b Gabriel GómezFIFA competition record
  13. ^ "Gabriel Enrique Gómez – Century of International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  14. ^ ""Quiero dejar a mi país en alto"" ["I want to fly my country's flag high"] (in Spanish). Panamá América. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "G. Gómez". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Gabriel Gómez". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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