Fernando Gomes (footballer)

For the Brazilian footballer, see Fernando Gomes de Jesus.
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Soares and the second or paternal family name is Gomes.
Fernando Gomes
Personal information
Full name Fernando Mendes Soares Gomes
Date of birth (1956-11-22) 22 November 1956
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1972–1974 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1980 Porto 158 (125)
1980–1982 Sporting Gijón 27 (12)
1982–1989 Porto 184 (163)
1989–1991 Sporting CP 63 (31)
Total 432 (378)
National team
1975–1988 Portugal 48 (41)

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

Fernando Mendes Soares Gomes (born 22 November 1956) is a retired Portuguese professional footballer who played as a striker.

He achieved great success with FC Porto during the late 1970s and 1980s. While technically only a good player, his talent resided on a fantastic positional sense, which made him very dangerous inside the six-yard box.

The recipient of nearly 50 caps for Portugal, Gomes represented the nation in one World Cup and one European Championship.

Club career

Showing great ability since entering FC Porto's youth squads, Porto-born Gomes scored twice in his first-team debut against G.D. CUF, in 1974. Except for a brief two-year stint with Sporting de Gijón, when most key players left the club in support of director of football – later president – Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa,[1] he was on all important moments of the rebirth of the club: the 20-year league drought end in the 1978–79 season, the first UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final against Juventus F.C. in 1984 and, while he missed the 1987 final of the European Cup against FC Bayern Munich after breaking a leg days before, he scored five goals in the side's victorious campaign, including the important second against FC Dynamo Kyiv in the semifinals; he recovered still in time to play in the European Supercup against AFC Ajax and the Intercontinental Cup against C.A. Peñarol, on both occasions captaining the winner and scoring the opening goal in the latter game for a 2–1 win.[2]

In addition, Gomes also won five leagues, three Portuguese Cups and three domestic supercups. Due to personality clashes with the club's board he left for Sporting Clube de Portugal,[3] ending his career in 1990–91 after still netting 22 league goals in his final season and also helping the Lions to that year's UEFA Cup semifinals, aged 34.

Gomes retired with Portuguese League totals of 404 matches and 320 goals. His nickname, "Bi-bota", was given after the two European Golden Boot awards he received, in 1983 and 1985.[4] He remained the best goalscorer in the national territory for more than two decades, only behind S.L. Benfica's Nené, and later returned to Porto, going on to work with the club in an ambassadorial role.

International career

For the Portuguese national team, Gomes scored 11 goals in 48 games from 9 March 1975 until 16 November 1988. His final appearance occurred against Luxembourg for the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, netting the only goal at the Estádio do Bessa.

Gomes was part of the squads at both UEFA Euro 1984 and the 1986 World Cup, being one of the few players that did not defect the national side after the latter competition (following the infamous Saltillo Affair) and ending his international career two years later.

Fernando Gomes: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 26 March 1980 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland  Scotland 3–1 4–1 Euro 1980 qualifying
2 10 October 1982 Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisbon, Portugal  Poland 2–0 2–1 Euro 1984 qualifying
3 12 September 1984 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholms län, Sweden  Sweden 0–1 0–1 1986 World Cup qualification
4 10 February 1985 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta  Malta 0–2 1–3 1986 World Cup qualification
5 10 February 1985 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta  Malta 1–3 1–3 1986 World Cup qualification
6 12 October 1985 Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisbon, Portugal  Malta 1–0 3–2 1986 World Cup qualification
7 12 October 1985 Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisbon, Portugal  Malta 3–2 3–2 1986 World Cup qualification
8 5 February 1986 Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimão, Portugal  Luxembourg 2–0 2–0 Friendly
9 19 February 1986 Estádio Primeiro de Maio, Braga, Portugal  East Germany 1–3 1–3 Friendly
10 23 September 1987 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholms län, Sweden  Sweden 0–1 0–1 Euro 1988 qualifying
11 16 November 1988 Estádio do Bessa, Porto, Portugal  Luxembourg 1–0 1–0 1990 World Cup qualification

Personal life






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