Juan José Gómez

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Juan José Gómez
Personal information
Full name Juan José Gómez
Date of birth (1980-11-08) November 8, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth San Miguel, El Salvador
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Deportivo Durán Turcios
Jardínes del Río
1996–1998 Águila
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Santa Clara (loan)
1999–2000 → Jocoro (loan)
2000–2004 Águila
2004–2006 San Salvador 15
2006–2011 Luis Ángel Firpo 167
2011–2012 Águila 22 (0)
2012–2013 UES[1] 12[2] (0)
2013–2014 Luis Ángel Firpo 19 (0)
National team
2000–2011 El Salvador 62 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 29, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 29, 2017

Juan José Gómez (born November 8, 1980 in San Miguel, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran retired goalkeeper.[3]

Club career[edit]

Gómez played for the reserve team at Salvadoran giants Águila, but was not given any chance to play in the first team since Raúl García and Melvin Barrera were above him in the goalkeepers pecking order.[4]

He then turned striker and made his senior debut on loan at Santa Clara, and played for Jocoro before returning to play in goal for Águila in 2000.

He joined San Salvador four years later and left them for Luis Ángel Firpo in 2006.[5] For the Apertura 2011 tournament, Gómez returned to Águila.

In April 2012, Gómez left Águila and was reportedly looking for a job between the sticks at then bottom of the Moldovan National Division. He back to Luis Ángel Firpo on September 4, 2013.

Gómez left the team after Torneo Clausura 2014 ends up with Luis Ángel Firpo descended to the Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño.[6]

He is currently working as part of a sports narration staff for the private sports channel Tigo Sports based in El Salvador.

International career[edit]

Gómez made his debut for El Salvador in an August 1999 friendly match against Greece, playing as a striker, and has earned a total of 64 caps, scoring no goals.

He has represented his country in 12 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[7] and at the 2001,[8] 2003,[9] 2007[10] and 2009 UNCAF Nations Cups [11] as well as at the 2003[12] and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[13] He also was a non-playing squad member at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[14]

His final international was a September 2009 FIFA World Cup qualification match against the United States. He was eventually called-up 2 years later to take part at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup but did not play any minutes. On August 7, 2011, against Venezuela, J.J. Gómez was once again a starter on La Selecta. The game was won by a score of 2–1.


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