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Duarte Nuno Pereira Gomes (born 16 January 1973) is a Portuguese retired football referee and media personality.

Duarte Gomes
Full name Duarte Nuno Pereira Gomes
Born (1973-01-16) 16 January 1973 (age 46)
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Years League Role
1997-2016 Primeira Liga Referee
Years League Role
2002–2016 FIFA listed Referee

He started his career as a referee in 1991 at the district levels, ascending gradually to the first national category in 1997. He became an international referee in 2002. Besides domestic competitions, he also officiated at UEFA and FIFA matches[1].

He retired in 2016 and dedicated to media interests. Currently he participates in the football programme O Dia Seguinte at SIC Notícias, where he comments about controversial refereeing decisions. He previously authored the programme Ó Sr. Árbitro, also at SIC Notícias, which shed a light on refereeing in district football competitions[2] He is also the author of the book and website Kickoff, launched in August 2017, which aims to explain the game rules and the role of the referees to the general public[3].


  1. ^ "Duarte Nuno Pereira Gomes". (in Portuguese). Zerozero. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Ó Sr. Árbitro!". (in Portuguese). SIC Notícias. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Duarte Gomes apresenta livro e site "Kickoff"". (in Portuguese). Record. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2018.