Gabriel Enrique Gómez

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Gabriel Gómez
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Gómez lining up for Panama at the 2018 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Enrique Gómez Girón
Date of birth (1984-05-29) 29 May 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
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)
2007–2008Belenenses (loan) 25 (1)
2008–2010 Belenenses 46 (2)
2010 Ermis 11 (1)
2011 La Equidad 14 (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)
2016Cartaginés (loan) 12 (1)
2016 Deportes Tolima 18 (2)
2017– Atlético Bucaramanga 68 (3)
National team
2003–2018 Panama 149 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2019

Gabriel Enrique Gómez Girón (born 29 May 1984) 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 is Panama's all-time record cap holder, appearing in 149 internationals and representing the nation in seven Gold Cup tournaments and the 2018 World Cup.[2]

Club career[edit]

In his early career, Panama City-born Gómez – nicknamed Gavilán (Hawk)[3][4]– 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,[5][6] from Club Santa Fe whom he had joined in December 2005.[7]

Gómez made his Primeira Liga debut on 20 August 2007 in a 1–1 draw at Associação Naval 1º de Maio,[8] being relatively used during his three-year stint as the Lisbon side were eventually relegated at the end of the 2009–10 season.[9] In the very last minutes of the following summer transfer window, he moved to Cyprus and signed with Ermis Aradippou FC, 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,[10] Gómez teamed up with compatriot Blas Pérez at Mexican Ascenso MX side Indios de Ciudad Juárez.[11] He signed for the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer on 21 December 2011,[12] scoring his first league goal in the season opener against the Portland Timbers (1–3 away loss).

Gómez returned to Colombia in December 2012, to play for Junior FC.[13] He continued changing clubs and countries in quick succession in the following years, representing San Francisco F.C.[14] and C.S. Herediano.[15]

International career[edit]

Gómez represented the Panamanian under-20 team at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship, in the United Arab Emirates.[16] 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.[16][17]

Gómez was named in the 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[18] He made his debut in the competition on 18 June at the age of 34 years and 20 days, playing the entire 0–3 group stage defeat to Belgium;[19] late in the same month, he announced his retirement from international play.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Gómez married former model Ingrid González, sister of former international goalkeeper Donaldo González,[21] fathering two children.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 10 May 2018[22][23][24]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Envigado 2001 15 1 15 1
2002 14 0 14 0
2003 3 0 3 0
Total 32 1 32 1
San Francisco 2004 17 1 17 1
Pasto 2004 13 1 13 1
Tauro 2005 13 1 13 1
Deportivo Pereira 2005 11 2 11 2
Santa Fe 2006 26 1 9 1 35 2
2007 14 0 14 0
Total 40 1 9 1 49 2
Belenenses (loan) 2007–08 25 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 27 1
Belenenses 2008–09 20 2 2 0 3 0 25 2
2009–10 26 0 3 0 1 0 30 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 46 2 5 0 5 0 56 2
Ermis 2010–11 11 1 2 1 11 1
La Equidad 2011 14 1 14 1
Indios 2011–12 8 3 8 3
Philadelphia Union 2012 24 6 2 1 26 7
Junior 2013 16 0 3 0 19 0
San Francisco 2013–14 28 2 28 2
Herediano 2014–15 32 1 6 1 38 2
2015–16 9 0 2 0 11 0
Total 41 1 8 1 49 2
Cartaginés (loan) 2015–16 12 1 12 1
Deportes Tolima 2016 18 2 3 0 0 0 21 2
Atlético Bucaramanga 2017 26 1 1 0 27 1
2018 10 0 1 0 11 0
Total 36 1 2 0 38 1
Career Total 405 28 18 2 6 0 17 2 446 32

International[edit]

As of 28 June 2018[17]
National team Year Apps Goals
Panama
2003 4 0
2004 5 0
2005 21 0
2006 6 1
2007 8 0
2008 5 0
2009 7 1
2010 4 1
2011 18 5
2012 6 1
2013 14 0
2014 8 1
2015 14 0
2016 11 1
2017 11 1
2018 7 0
Total 149 12

International goals[edit]

As of 28 June 2018. Panama score listed first, score column indicates score after each Gómez goal.[17]
# 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
5. 29 May 2011 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Grenada 1–0 2–0
6. 7 June 2011 Ford Field, Detroit, United States  Guadeloupe 3–0 3–2 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
7. 11 June 2011 Raymond James, Tampa, United States  United States 2–0 2–1 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
8. 12 November 2011 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Costa Rica 1–0 2–0 Friendly
9. 14 November 2012 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Spain 1–5 1–5
10. 31 May 2014 Toyota Park, Chicago, United States  Serbia 1–1 1–1
11. 8 January 2016 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Cuba 1–0 4–0 Copa América Centenario qualifying play-offs
12. 28 March 2017 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  United States 1–1 1–1 2018 World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Panama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (5 July 2018). "Panama – Record International Players". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Gabriel 'Gavilán' Gómez les dedicará el título de Herediano a sus padres fallecidos" [Gabriel 'Hawk' Gómez will dedicate Herediano title to his deceased parents]. La Nación (in Spanish). 17 December 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  4. ^ ""Gavilán" Gómez: un viejo conocido de la Tricolor" ["Hawk" Gómez: an old acquaintance of the Tricolor] (in Spanish). CR Hoy. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Francisco Chaló estreia-se na Liga com um ponto" [Francisco Chaló makes League debut with one point]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 21 August 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Gómez a Colombia" [Gómez to Colombia] (in Spanish). Panamá Fútbol. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  11. ^ ""Indios" con otro refuerzo panameño" ["Indians" with another Panamanian addition] (in Spanish). Panamá Fútbol. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Union acquire Panamanian Gomez". Philadelphia Union. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  13. ^ "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). 28 December 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "Panameño Gabriel Gómez es el nuevo refuerzo de Herediano" [Panamanian Gabriel Gómez is Herediano's new addition]. Al Día (in Spanish). 21 May 2014. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  16. ^ a b Gabriel GómezFIFA competition record
  17. ^ a b c Mamrud, Roberto (5 July 2018). "Gabriel Enrique Gómez – Century of International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Panamá da la lista de los 23 jugadores que irán al Mundial de Rusia 2018" [Panama release list of 23 players who will go to 2018 Russia World Cup]. Marca (in Spanish). 30 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  19. ^ Barry Glendenning (18 June 2018). "Belgium 3–0 Panama". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  20. ^ "'Gavilán' deja 15 años con Panamá" [‘Hawk' leaves 15 years with Panama]. El Siglo (in Spanish). 29 June 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  21. ^ ""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.
  22. ^ "Gabriel Gómez". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  23. ^ "G. Gómez". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  24. ^ "Gabriel Gómez". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 10 July 2015.

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