Nuno Miguel Soares Pereira Ribeiro “Nuno Gomes”


Nuno Gomes, Nuno Miguel Soares Pereira Ribeiro (Born 5 July 1976), known as Nuno Gomes, is a previous Portuguese expert footballer who played as a striker.He was given the moniker Gomes during youth after Fernando Gomes, and was one of the nation’s most conspicuous hostile players during the 1990s and 2000s; he reliably scored for both club and nation, and was additionally equipped for being a decent connection up player, collecting various helps all through his vocation, which was gone through chiefly with Benfica, for which he got 166 goals in 398 games throughout 12 expert seasons.

Gomes spoke to Portugal in two World Cups and three European Championships. He helped the national group finish second at Euro 2004 and third at Euro 2000, and won in excess of 100 tops all classes contained.

Boavista and Benfica

Conceived in Amarante, Gomes built up his notoriety with Boavista FC, where he made his Primeira Liga debut in the 1994–95 season, matured 18. He gathered his first flatware as his group beat S.L. Benfica to lift the Taça de Portugal in 1997, scoring one goal in a 3–2 win in the last.

Gomes positioned joint-fourth top scorer in his last year at the Estádio do Bessa, before moving to Benfica. In the 1998–99 battle he got multiple times over all rivalries, in an inevitable third-place finish in the alliance.

Fiorentina and Return to Benfica

After three seasons at Benfica, in which he scored more than 60 goal in more than 100 appearances, his Euro 2000 adventures earned Gomes a €17 million move to ACF Fiorentina. He prevailed upon the Coppa Italia Parma in his first year witht he club, scoring in a 1–1 attract the second leg of the last at home, which permitted Fiorentina to secure the title 2–1 on total; be that as it may, his subsequent season was less fruitful, as money related breakdown by the Viola and their resulting transfer accelerated a 2002 come back to his past club.

A progression of annoying wounds constrained Gomes to under 70 games from 2002 to 2005, yet he despite everything helped Benfica win the household cup in 2003–04 and the alliance the accompanying season in the last mentioned, he contributed with seven goals from 23 appearances. He making the most of his best season in 2005–06, scoring 15 goals in the group, remembering two for an away success against FC Porto (0–2) and a cap stunt against U.D. Leiria, grabbing second spot in the scorers’ rundown and including the resulting Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, where he got the game’s just objective against Vitória de Setúbal.

Oscar Cardozo Effect

From 2006–07 onwards, Gomes confronted intense rivalry for a beginning spot in Benfica’s assault. He just got multiple times in the class, and would endure significantly progressively after the marking of Paraguayan Óscar Cardozo in the accompanying summer. Be that as it may, at present an important individual from the crew, he got nine goals in general during the season, and was additionally made group chief over incredible Rui Costa.

On 2 October 2008, Gomes scored his 150th objective for Benfica in a UEFA Cup trip against S.S.C. Napoli with a fine header. Following the June 2009 marking of Argentine Javier Saviola, he further tumbled down in the striker hierarchy.

Again a save player in the 2010-11 battle 34-year-old Gomes made the most with the minutes gave to him by director Jorge Jesus. He scored his first objective in the battle on 14 November 2010 out of a 4–0 home win against Associação Naval 1º de Maio, the 200th in the opposition, and devoted it to his dad Joaquim who had kicked the bucket in August. In two back to back alliance games in March 2011, he scored three goals, one at home against Portimonense SC and two of every a 5–1 away directing of F.C. Paços de Ferreira, showing up as a late substitute in every one of the three matches.


Short of what one month short of his 35th birthday celebration. Gomes was discharged by Benfica after the club chose not to restore his agreement. He was be that as it may, offered a situation in the group’s administrative structure from this point forward or when he inevitably resigned. Soon after, he finished paperwork for individual class side S.C. Braga.

On 11 September 2011, Gomes scored a support in a 3–1 home win against Gil Vicente FC. During his lone season with the Minho group. Be that as it may, he was for the most part utilized as a reinforcement.

Blackburn Rovers

On 3 July 2012, Gomes marked a two-year bargain at Blackburn Rovers in the Football League Championship. Turning into their third marking of the 2012–13 summer move window. On 18 August he made his alliance debut for his new club. Against Ipswich Town, scoring his first objective the accompanying round against Leicester City.

Worldwide Career

Gomes spoke to Portugal at each level. Gaining 143 tops all classifications included and scoring at a phenomenal rate by and large. He helped the under-20s completion third in the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship by mesh four goals in the same number of games. Remembering two for the third-place game against Spain. The next year he showed up at the 1996 Summer Olympics, serving to a possible fourth spot.

Nuno Gomes made his senior global presentation at 19, in a 1996 cordial against France. He scored his first senior global objective in Portugal’s initial match at the UEFA Euro 2000. Denoting his fourth beginning with the victor as the side originated from two goals down to beat England 3–2. He would complete the opposition with four goals as the national group arrived at the last four. However earned a seven-month worldwide boycott in the wake of pushing ref Günter Benkö following the semi-last thrashing by France. In which he had gotten the initial objective. He was chosen to the UEFA group of the competition.

2002 FIFA World Cup

With seven goals in just six matches, Gomes helped Portugal fit the bill for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. This remembered a four-objective execution for a 7-1 away win against Andorra. He would battle to hold a beginning spot in the finals in South Korea and Japan. Just showing up twice as a substitute. On 19 November 2003 he scored his subsequent cap stunt, in just 21 minutes of play against Kuwait.

Things went better for Gomes at Euro 2004, where he played each game. In the wake of going ahead as a half-time substitute. Scored the triumphant objective against Spain to send the hosts through to the quarter-finals. He regularly harmed during the country’s 2006 World Cup qualifying effort. Just figuring out how to play four games, with one objective. He discovered restricted time at the last stages and just showed up.

European Championships

He played ten matches and scored multiple times in Euro 2008‘s passing effort. Captained Portugal at the finals and scored against Germany in the quarter-finals. In this manner turning into the fourth player to score at three straight European Championships.

After the arrangement of Carlos Queiroz as mentor. During the 2010 World Cup capability, he just removed part in four from twelve matches. All as a substitute, with Liédson and Hugo Almeida being liked. Nuno Gomes was later on kept separate from the 23-men crew for the last stages in South Africa. This being the first run through the player was kept separate from a significant competition.

On 7 October 2011, after over two years out of worldwide play. 35-year-old Gomes supplanted Hélder Postiga in the last moment of a 5-3 home win against Iceland for the Euro 2012 qualifiers. After four days, he played against Denmark in what was his 79th and last full worldwide appearance. Because of small playing time for his club in 2011-12. Nuno Gomes was kept separate from Paulo Bento’s crew for the finals in Poland and Ukraine.




Taça de Portugal: 1996–97


Primeira Liga: 2004–05, 2009–10

Taça de Portugal: 2003–04

Taça da Liga: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11

Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2005


Coppa Italia: 2000–01



UEFA European Championship: Runner-up 2004; Third place 2000

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Third place 1995

UEFA European Under-18 Championship: 1994

Toulon Tournament: Third place 1996


Toulon Tournament: Top Scorer 1996

UEFA European Championship: Team of the Tournament 2000

Primeira Liga: Player of the Year 1998–99, 1999–2000

SJPF Player of the Month: September 2005, October 2005

Tags: Benfica, Blackburn-Rovers- Toulon-Tournament, Primeira-Liga, Player-of-the-Year, European-Championship, Boavista, Taca-de-Portugal, Fiorentina, Boavista, World-Cup

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