Tiago Gomes (footballer, born 1985)
Gomes celebrates promotion to La Liga with Hércules
|Full name||Tiago Filipe Figueiras Gomes|
|Date of birth||18 August 1985|
|Place of birth||Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2008–2009||→ Steaua București (loan)||24||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:37, 25 May 2015 (UTC).
Born in Vila Franca de Xira, Lisbon District, Gomes was part of the S.L. Benfica youth system for a few years, and his first professional seasons were also spent in the Lisbon area, with G.D. Estoril Praia, Clube Oriental de Lisboa and Odivelas FC.
He made his debut in Primeira Liga with another capital club, C.F. Estrela da Amadora, first appearing against Associação Naval 1º de Maio on 27 August 2006, and was a permanent fixture throughout the entire campaign, playing alongside another Benfica youth product, namesake Tiago Henrique Damil Gomes.
Steaua / Hércules
On 29 May 2008, after a two-month spell in Málaga CF in which he failed to make an official appearance due to delays in the arrival of his international transfer, Gomes joined FC Steaua București on loan from Estrela, with the Romanian side retaining an option to buy him at the end of the season. In mid-July 2009 he was sold to Hércules CF in Spain for €400,000 upon signing a three-year contract with the Segunda División team. He appeared in 37 league games and scored six goals in his first season, as the Alicante team returned to La Liga after a 13-year absence.
Gomes was again regularly used in 2010–11. On 24 April 2011 he netted his first Spanish top flight goal in a 1–0 home win against Deportivo de La Coruña, adding a second two games later against Racing de Santander in a 2–3 home loss, but Hércules was eventually relegated after only one year.
On 14 June 2013 Gomes moved teams and countries again, penning a two-year contract with APOEL FC from Cyprus. He made his debut against NK Maribor on 31 July, in a 1–1 home draw for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. During the 2013–14 season he appeared in three games in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League, and helped his side conquer the treble of league, Cup and Super Cup.
Gomes scored his first official goal for APOEL on 21 March 2015, in his team's 2–2 home draw against Apollon Limassol for the league playoffs. In his second year, he played every game in his team's Champions League campaign.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other[a]||Total|
|Estoril||2003–04||Liga de Honra||1||0||0||0||–||–||–||–||–||–||1||0|
|Estrela Amadora||2006–07||Primeira Liga||28||2||2||0||–||–||–||–||–||–||30||2|
|Steaua București||2008–09||Liga I||24||0||0||0||–||–||6||0||–||–||30||1|
|APOEL||2013–14||Cypriot First Division||15||0||4||0||–||–||7||0||1||0||27||0|
|2014–15||Cypriot First Division||21||1||4||0||–||–||10||0||1||0||36||1|
- "Tiago Gomes dejará el Málaga sin haber debutado" [Tiago Gomes will leave Málaga without having made debut] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 March 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- Burgos, Julián (17 July 2009). "El club cierra el fichaje del mediocentro Tiago Gomes" [Club closes signing of central midfielder Tiago Gomes] (in Spanish). Diario AS. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "Hercules show of strength aids survival". ESPN Soccernet. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "Giovani bags double". ESPN Soccernet. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- "Seasiders complete Gomes signing". Blackpool F.C. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- "Tiago Filipe Figueiras Gomes" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
- "Battling Maribor hold APOEL". UEFA.com. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- "Sheridan strike hands APOEL Cypriot title". UEFA.com. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
- ΕΡΜΗΣ ΑΡΑΔΙΠΠΟΥ 0–2 ΑΠΟΕΛ (in Greek). APOEL FC. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "APOEL FC 1–0 APOLLON". APOEL FC. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- ΑΠΟΕΛ 2–2 Απόλλωνας Λεμεσού [APOEL 2–2 Apollon Limassol] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- "APOEL FC". UEFA.com. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
- Ολοκλήρωση συνεργασίας με Tiago Gomes (in Greek). APOEL FC. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
- "New faces in Portugal squad". UEFA.com. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- "Tiago Gomes". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- "Tiago Gomes". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.