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Gustavo Raúl Gómez Portillo (American Spanish: [ɡusˈtaβo ˈɣomes];[a] born 6 May 1993) is a Paraguayan footballer who currently plays as a defender for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Palmeiras.

Gustavo Gómez
Personal information
Full name Gustavo Raúl Gómez Portillo
Date of birth (1993-05-06) 6 May 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth San Juan Bautista, Paraguay
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Palmeiras
Number 15
Youth career
Libertad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Libertad 47 (5)
2014–2016 Lanús 58 (0)
2016–2019 Milan 18 (0)
2018–2019Palmeiras (loan) 21 (4)
2019– Palmeiras
National team
2010 Paraguay U17 13 (1)
2012–2013 Paraguay U20 25 (3)
2013– Paraguay 33 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:38, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 June 2019

Club careerEdit

LanusEdit

Gómez is considered as one of the most promising defenders of Paraguay, who began his playing career at Libertad. In the summer of 2014, Gómez left Libertad to play for Argentine Primera División side Lanús.[1] Gustavo Gomez's Lanus conceded a mere 10 goals in 17 games en route to securing 2016 Argentine Primera Division title.

MilanEdit

On 5 August 2016, Gómez completed a move to A.C. Milan for a fee reported to be in the region of €8.5 million, signing a 5-year contract.[2] He is the first ever Paraguayan footballer to play for Milan. After joining the club he chose number 15, in tribute of his former Lanús teammate, Diego Barisone who died in a car accident. [3] On 27 August 2016, he made his full debut for Milan in Serie A against Napoli, where Napoli beat Milan 4-2.

PalmeirasEdit

On 2 August 2018, Gómez was announced for Palmeiras on a one year loan deal.[4] On 16 June 2019, the deal was made permanent for €6m.[5]

International careerEdit

Gustavo's first convocation was for the friendly against Germany in August 2013.[6] But his international debut was against Bolivia on 7 September 2013, at the age of 20 years. In that game he scored his first international goal.[7] He has since, nailed down a regular starting berth for Paraguay. He played for Paraguay in the Copa América Centenario in 2016, where he started all the 3 games for them.

Style of playEdit

Gustavo is a strong defender capable of playing in any position at the back. He is a hard tackler and good in the air. He was instrumental in Lanus's style of building attacks from behind.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 3 June 2019 [8]
Paraguay League Cup South America Other Total
Club Season Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Libertad 2011 Primera División 2 0 0 0 2 0
2012 2 0 0 0 2 0
2013 23 1 10[b] 2 33 3
2014 20 4 0 0 20 4
Paraguay Total 47 5 10 2 57 7
Argentina League Copa Argentina South America Other Total
Club Season Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lanús 2014 Primera División 15 0 1 0 3[c] 0 18 0
2015 27 0 5 3 4[b] 1 36 4
2016 16 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
Argentina Total 58 0 7 3 7 1 72 4
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Other Total
Club Season Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milan 2016–17 Serie A 18 0 1 0 19 0
2017–18 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Italy Total 18 0 1 0 1 0 20 0
Brazil League Cup South America Other Total
Club Season Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Palmeiras 2018 Série A 14 2 0 0 3 1 17 3
2019 6 2 0 0 6 1 8 1 20 4
Brazil Total 20 4 0 0 9 2 8 1 37 7
Career total 143 9 8 3 27 5 8 1 186 18
  1. ^ In isolation, Gómez is pronounced [ˈɡomes].
  2. ^ a b All appearances in Copa Sudamericana.
  3. ^ 1 appearance in Copa Sudamericana, 2 appearances in Recopa Sudamericana.

InternationalEdit

As of 9 June 2019[8]
Paraguay football team
Year Apps Goals
2013 3 1
2014 7 1
2015 1 0
2016 10 0
2017 6 0
2018 2 0
2019 3 1
Total 32 3

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Paraguay's goal tally first.[9]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2013 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay   Bolivia 4–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 5 March 2014 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica   Costa Rica 1–2 1–2 Friendly
3. 9 June 2019 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay   Guatemala 1–0 2–0

HonoursEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gustavo Gómez es el segundo refuerzo (Gustavo Gómez is the second reinforcement) Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine Club Lanus. 29 June 2014. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ WELCOME GUSTAVO GOMEZ! | AC Milan www.acmilan.com. 5 August 2016
  3. ^ http://www.ilmilanista.it/gazzanet/milan-gustavo-gomez-potrebbe-indossare-la-maglia-numero-15/?refresh_ce-cp
  4. ^ "UFFICIALE: Milan, ceduto Gustavo Gomez al Palmeiras" (in Italian). Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Official: Gustavo Gomez redeemed by Palmeiras; how much AC Milan get". Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  6. ^ Convocatoria Amistoso vs. Alemania (14-08-2013) Selección Paraguaya de Fútbol. (in Spanish)
  7. ^ FIFA World Cup Brazil: Paraguay-Bolivia - Overview FIFA.com. 6 September 2013.
  8. ^ a b Gustavo Gómez at Soccerway
  9. ^ "Gómez, Gustavo". National Football Teams. Retrieved 5 May 2017.

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