Manuel Pedro Gomes
|Full name||Manuel Pedro Gomes|
|Date of birth||16 October 1941|
|Place of birth||Torres Novas, Portugal|
|1984–1985||Sporting CP (assistant)|
|1992–1994||Benfica Castelo Branco|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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.
In 1970, Gomes won the second Primeira Liga championship of his career, the first with his active participation. 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).
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. Before signing with the Lisbon side he worked as C.D. Nacional manager, being responsible for the acquisition of future Sporting legend Oceano.
- Primeira Liga: 1965–66, 1969–70
- Taça de Portugal: 1962–63, 1970–71, 1972–73; Runner-up 1969–70, 1971–72
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1963–64
- Segunda Liga: 1976–77, 1980–81
- "1963/64: Sporting at the second attempt". UEFA.com. 17 August 2001. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
- "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.
- 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)