Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez

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This article is about the Argentine football coach. For the German footballer, see Mario Gómez. For the Brazilian footballer, see Roberto Carlos (footballer).
Mario Gómez
Personal information
Full name Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez
Date of birth (1957-02-27) February 27, 1957 (age 58)
Place of birth Mar del Plata, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Johor Darul Takzim FC (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979 Temperley 10 (0)
1980–1987 Ferro Carril Oeste 135 (3)
Teams managed
1997–1999 Lanús
1999 Mallorca
2004 Gimnasia La Plata
2004–2006 Gimnasia Jujuy
2006 Quilmes
2006–2007 Gimnasia Jujuy
2007-2007 Club Atlético Belgrano
2009 Asteras Tripolis
2010 Club Atlético Tucumán
2011–2012 Ferro Carril Oeste
2012–2013 Gimnasia Jujuy
2014 Deportivo Cuenca
2014-2015 South China
2015- Johor Darul Takzim

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez (born February 27, 1957 in Mar del Plata) is a football manager and former Argentine footballer who is the current head coach of Johor Darul Takzim FC in Malaysian Super League.

Gómez has been known as Roberto Gómez during his playing career and as Mario Gómez during his coaching career.

Playing career[edit]

Gómez started playing in 1979 for Club Atlético Kimberley de Mar del Plata. in 1980 he was signed for Ferro Carril Oeste by manager Carlos Timoteo Griguol. Gómez played through Ferro's glory years in the 1980s, helping the side to win two Nacional championships in 1982 and 1984.

Gómez made 135 appearances for Ferro between 1980 and 1987.

Titles as a player[edit]

Season Team Title
Nacional 1982 Argentina Ferro Carril Oeste Primera División Argentina
Nacional 1984 Argentina Ferro Carril Oeste Primera División Argentina

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player Gómez became Griguol's assistant, working alongside him at Ferro and at Gimnasia de La Plata.

Gómez then had a spell as Héctor Cúper's assistant at Club Atlético Lanús, when Cúper left to join Mallorca in Spain, Gómez took over as the manager.

In 1999 Gómez took over as manager .of Mallorca, but he was not allowed to continue in the job because the regulations required 2 full years of managerial experience, he was only in charge for 5 games (2 draws, 3 defeats)

Gómez then resumed his position as Cúper's assistant at Valencia and then Inter Milan.

In 2004 Gómez returned to Argentina to take over as manager of Gimnasia de La Plata where he famously said "fútbol argentino lo gobiernan los hinchas" (football in Argentina is governed by the fans)

In December 2004 he took over at Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, guiding them to the 2nd division championship in Clausura 2005 and promotion to the Primera División. The next season he helped Gimnasia maintain their place in the Primera with a 4th place finish in the Clausura 2006.

In 2006 Gómez joined struggling Quilmes but could not turn the club's fortunes around, failing to win any of his six games in charge. Gómez then returned to Gimnasia de Jujuy.

In June 2009 Mario Gómez agreed to sign a contract as a manager with Greek team Asteras Tripolis. A new team with high ambitions and many Argentine players. On 9 March 2010 Last-place Club Atlético Tucumán officials sacked Osvaldo Sosa and replaced him with the former Asteras Tripolis coach.

In July 2011 Gómez rejoined his old club Ferro Carril Oeste as manager.

On 15 December 2014, South China AA convener Wallace Cheung announced that Mario Gomez has taken over as the club's new manager, replacing Yeung Ching Kwong.[1]

Titles as a manager[edit]

Season Team Title
Clausura 2005 Argentina Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy Primera B Nacional


  1. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))"南華 楊正光「分手」 前昆卡領隊掌帥印". Oriental Daily News. 16 December 2014. 

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