Gabriel Jaime Gómez Jaramillo
|Full name||Gabriel Jaime Gómez Jaramillo|
|Date of birth||December 8, 1959|
|Place of birth||Medellín, Colombia|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1997 –1998||Atlético Nacional|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
During his career, Gómez played mainly for hometown side Atlético Nacional, representing the club in eight professional seasons, in two different spells, and helping the team to three first division titles.
Incidentally, in 1989, when Atlético won the Libertadores Cup, he played for city neighbours Independiente Medellín, having signed from Club Deportivo Los Millonarios. After returning to Nacional in 1991, Gómez retired four years later, at the age of 36.
After he retired from playing, Gómez became a football coach. He has managed Envigado, Atlético Nacional, Unión Magdalena and Atlético Bucaramanga in Colombia, Deportivo Quito in Ecuador and Caracas FC in Venezuela.
During nearly one full decade, Gómez was capped 49 times for Colombia, scoring twice. He represented the nation in two FIFA World Cups, 1990 and 1994, and three Copa América tournaments: 1987, 1989 and 1993.
In the World Cup, Gómez started in all four of his country's matches in 1990, as Colombia ousted in the round of 16 against Cameroon. Four years later, in the United States, he received death threats from unknown people prior to the second group stage match against the hosts, and refused to appear in the game. Days following the 1–2 loss which certified the South American team's elimination, defender Andrés Escobar was murdered upon returning home, after scoring an own goal in the match.
|1981||Atlético Nacional||Colombian League|
|1991||Atlético Nacional||Colombian League|
|1994||Atlético Nacional||Colombian League|
- Ortiz Jiménez, Juan Diego (1 September 2008). "Gabriel 'Barrabás' Gómez dejó de ser el técnico del Atlético Nacional" (in Spanish). El Tiempo.
- Colombia - Record International Players Archived December 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.; at RSSSF
- Gomez leaves team; Los Angeles Times, 26 June 1994
- Death threats reappear for Colombian team; BBC News, 19 May 1998