Maximiliano "Maxi" Gómez González (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaksi ˈɣomes]; born 14 August 1996) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Valencia and the Uruguayan national team.
Gómez with Celta in 2018
|Full name||Maximiliano Gómez González|
|Date of birth||14 August 1996|
|Place of birth||Paysandú, Uruguay|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2019
Born in Paysandú, Gómez joined Defensor Sporting's youth setup in 2013, from CA Litoral. He made his first team debut on 15 September 2015, coming on as a late substitute for Héctor Acuña in a 1–0 away win against Universitario for the year's Copa Sudamericana.
Gómez made his Primera División debut on 4 October 2015, but in a 0–4 away loss against Nacional. His first senior goal came on 16 October, the last in a 2–3 home defeat against Montevideo Wanderers.
On 31 October 2015, Gómez scored a brace in a 4–1 home routing of Juventud de Las Piedras; he repeated the feat on 20 November in a 2–2 home draw against El Tanque Sisley, and also in a 3–2 home success over Danubio the following 28 February. On 22 May 2016, he scored four goals in a 6–5 away win against El Tanque Sisley, and finished his first season with 14 goals in only 21 matches.
In May 2017, Gómez signed a five-year deal with La Liga side Celta Vigo moving abroad for the first time in his career. He made his debut for the club on 19 August, starting and scoring a brace in a 2–3 home loss against Real Sociedad.
On 14 July 2019, Maxi Gomez signed a contract with Valencia until 2024, with his release clause set at €140m  The deal saw Valencia pay €14.5m with Santi Mina and Jorge Sáenz moving in the opposite direction, with the latter joining Celta on a two-year loan deal.
He made his debut for Uruguay as a substitute against Poland in late 2017. In May 2018 he was named in Uruguay's provisional 26-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. In the quarterfinal match against France he substituted Cristhian Stuani at the 59th minute.
|Defensor Sporting||2015–16||Uruguayan Primera División||21||14||0||0||4||0||0||0||25||14|
- As of match played 11 September 2019
- Scores and results list Uruguay's goal tally first.
|1.||25 March 2019||Guangxi Sports Center, Nanning, China||Thailand||4–0||4–0||2019 China Cup|
|2.||7 June 2019||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Panama||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
- "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 18 June 2018. p. 32.
- "Un "inconsciente": con 19 años, "Maxi" Gómez hizo historia violeta" [An "unconscious": with 19 years, "Maxi" Gómez made history violeta] (in Spanish). Ovación. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "Defensor vuela en la Copa, 1:0 en Perú" [Defensor fly in the cup, 1–0 in Peru] (in Spanish). Tenfield. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "Nacional de gala, goleó 4:0" [Gala Nacional, thrashed 4–0] (in Spanish). Tenfield. 4 October 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "Wanderers derrotó 3 a 2 a Defensor en el Franzini" [Wanderers defeated Danubio by 3–2 at the Franzini] (in Spanish). Teledoce. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "Maxi Gómez, imponente goleador de presente y futuro para el RC Celta" [Maxi Gómez, imposing goalscorer for the present and future for RC Celta] (in Spanish). Celta Vigo. 22 May 2017. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "La Real Sociedad remonta con penalti polémico" [Real Sociedad comeback with a controversial penalty] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
- "Valencia Club de Fútbol". www.valenciacf.com.
- Burke, Dan (14 July 2019). "Valencia complete Maxi Gómez signing". Onefootball. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
- Houston, Craig (11 December 2017). "Beijing Guoan sign Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo for US$27.6m". gbtimes. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
Gomez [...] made his international debut as a substitute in the recent goalless draw against Poland in Warsaw.
- "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists | Goal.com". www.goal.com.
- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia". FIFA.
- Maxi Gómez at Soccerway. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
- "Maximiliano Gómez". SofaScore. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
- Maxi Gómez at National-Football-Teams.com