Gil Gomes

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Personal information
Full name Nélson Gil de Almeida Gomes
Date of birth (1972-12-02) 2 December 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1987–1991 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Ovarense 22 (2)
1992–1993 Tours
1993–1994 Braga 24 (0)
1994–1995 Estrela Amadora 6 (0)
1995–1996 Yverdon 13 (7)
1996–1997 FC Wil
1997 Philadelphia KiXX
1997–1998 Jacksonville Cyclones
1998–1999 Avellino 3 (0)
1999–2000 Welwitchia
2000–2001 Hendon
2001–2002 Middlewich Town
2002–2003 Salford City
2003–2004 Hyde United
2004–2005 New East Manchester
National team
1989 Portugal U16 8 (12)
1989 Portugal U17 6 (3)
1988–1990 Portugal U18 15 (7)
1990–1991 Portugal U20 11 (3)
1991–1994 Portugal U21 19 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nélson Gil de Almeida Gomes (born 2 December 1972), known as Gil, is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Born in Luanda, Angola, Gil moved to Portugal at a young age, joining S.L. Benfica's youth system at the age of 14. He excelled at the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship with the Portuguese under-20 team, scoring one goal in five games as the tournament ended in victory;[1] at senior level, however, his Primeira Liga input consisted of 30 games over the course of two seasons, not being able to find the net with S.C. Braga and C.F. Estrela da Amadora.

After leaving his adopted nation in 1995 and until his retirement ten years later – he had already had an abroad spell with Tours FC in France – Gil played all but exclusively in lower league and amateur football. In his last six seasons he competed in England, representing Welwitchia, Hendon, Middlewich Town, Salford City, Hyde United and New East Manchester.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Gil's son, Angel Gomes, was born in England whilst his father was playing there, and represented both Manchester United and England at youth level.[3][4]




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