Manuel Pedro Gomes

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Pedro Gomes
Personal information
Full name Manuel Pedro Gomes
Date of birth (1941-10-16) 16 October 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth Torres Novas, Portugal
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1957–1960 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1973 Sporting CP 157 (0)
National team
1964–1970 Portugal 9 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1974 Oriental
1974–1975 Marítimo
1975–1976 Farense
1976–1978 Marítimo
1978–1979 Rio Ave
1979–1980 Académica
1980–1981 Leiria
1981 Belenenses
1982 Marítimo
1982–1983 Rio Ave
1983–1984 Nacional
1984–1985 Sporting CP (assistant)
1985 Sporting CP
1985–1986 Torreense
1986–1987 Tirsense
1987 Trofense
1987–1989 Vila Real
1989 Lusitano Évora
1989–1990 Olhanense
1990–1991 União Tomar
1992–1994 Benfica Castelo Branco
1994–1996 Oriental
1996–1997 Atlético
1998–1999 Atlético
2000–2001 Marco
2006 Torreense
2006–2007 Sintrense
2007–2008 Oriental
2008–2009 Torreense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Manuel Pedro Gomes (born 16 October 1941 in Torres Novas, Santarém) is a Portuguese retired football defender and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Gomes spent his entire career with Sporting Clube de Portugal, going on to appear in 516 games over the course of 13 seasons (youth, friendlies and official), eighth-best at the time of his retirement. He was a member of the team that won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1963–64.[1]

In 1970, Gomes won the second Primeira Liga championship of his career, the first with his active participation.[2] He retired in June 1973 at the age of 31, having earned nine caps for Portugal during six years; his debut came on 31 May 1964 in a friendly against Argentina in Rio de Janeiro (0–2 loss).

Manager career[edit]

Immediately after retiring, Gomes took up coaching, a career which would last more than three decades. In the top division he was in charge of Clube Oriental de Lisboa, S.C. Farense, C.S. Marítimo, U.D. Leiria, C.F. Os Belenenses, Rio Ave F.C. and Sporting.

Precisely with his only club as a player, he served his last spell in the main category: having started the 1984–85 season as assistant to John Toshack, he took the reins of the team in the last two matches, winning one and losing another in an eventual runner-up finish, behind FC Porto.[3] Before signing with the Lisbon side he worked as C.D. Nacional manager, being responsible for the acquisition of future Sporting legend Oceano.




See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1963/64: Sporting at the second attempt". 17 August 2001. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Há 40 anos que inglês não elimina leão" [Englishman has not ousted Lion in 40 years] (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias. 25 February 2010. Archived from the original on 15 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Treinadores no futebol e títulos conquistados (Coaches in football and titles won) Archived 27 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; Diário de Notícias, 26 August 2008 (in Portuguese)

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