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Ricardo Gomes (Cape Verdean footballer)

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Pires and the second or paternal family name is Gomes.

Ricardo Gomes
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Jorge Pires Gomes
Date of birth (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Praia, Cape Verde
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
2009–2010 Vizela
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010−2013 Vizela 73 (12)
2013−2016 Vitória Guimarães 21 (1)
2013−2016 Vitória Guimarães B 53 (13)
2016Nacional (loan) 15 (1)
2016−2018 Nacional 60 (22)
2018−2019 Partizan 36 (20)
2019− Al-Sharjah 0 (0)
National team
2015− Cape Verde 10 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 October 2018

Ricardo Jorge Pires Gomes (born 18 December 1991) is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Al-Sharjah in the UAE Pro-League and the Cape Verde national team.


Club careerEdit


Born in Praia, Gomes moved to Portugal at the age of 17, starting playing football with F.C. Vizela and going on to spend four seasons in the third division before signing with Vitória de Guimarães in 2013. He was initially assigned to the reserves.

Gomes made his Primeira Liga debut with the first team on 17 August 2013, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 2−0 home win against S.C. Olhanense.[1] He scored his first goal in the competition on 4 January 2015, contributing to a 4−0 success over C.D. Nacional also at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques.[2]


In mid-January 2016, Gomes was loaned to precisely Nacional, until June.[3] On 8 August, he agreed to a two-year permanent deal with the Madeirans.[4] He played 24 matches in 2016–17 Primeira Liga, but failed to score. Gomes finished the 2017–18 LigaPro as the league's top scorer with 21 goals and helped club to reach again top professional football division in Portugal.


On June 8, 2018, he signed with Serbian side FK Partizan.[5] On August 26, 2018, Gomes scored his first league goal for Partizan in a 1-3 away victory versus Mačva Šabac.[6] On September 23, 2018, he scored a goal in a 1-1 tie with Red Star Belgrade in the Eternal Derby.[7] Gomes was rated by Mozzart Sport as Partizan's best player in the derby that day.[7]

Ricardo Gomes finished the season with 26 goals under his belt (in all competitions), which made him the joint best foreign striker in Partizan club history [8].

International careerEdit

Gomes earned his first cap for Cape Verde on 31 March 2015, playing the last ten minutes of the 2–0 friendly win against Portugal in Estoril.[9] On 4 June 2016, playing against São Tomé and Príncipe, he scored his first international goal for Cape Verde, in a 2–1 away victory in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Cape Verde 2015 1 0
2016 4 1
2017 1 0
2018 4 3
Total 10 4

International goalsEdit

As of 1 June 2018 (Cape Verde score listed first, score column indicates score after each Gomes goal)[10]
International goals by date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 June 2016 12 de Julho, São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe 3   São Tomé and Príncipe 1–0 2–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2 1 June 2018 July 5, 1962 Stadium, Algiers, Algeria 7   Algeria 1–1 3–2 Friendly
3 12 October 2018 Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde, Praia, Cape Verde 9   Tanzania 1–0 3–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4 2–0



Vitória Guimarães
Vitória Guimarães B
FK Partizan



  1. ^ "V. Guimarães bate Olhanense e entra a vencer no campeonato (vídeo)" [V. Guimarães beat Olhanense and have winning championship debut (video)] (in Portuguese). TSF. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  2. ^ "V. Guimarães-Nacional, 4–0 (crónica)" [V. Guimarães-Nacional, 4–0 (match report)]. Mais Futebol. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Ricardo Gomes chega por empréstimo do Vitória" [Ricardo Gomes arrives on loan from Vitória]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 15 January 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Ricardo Gomes em definitivo" [Ricardo Gomes permanently]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  5. ^ Gomeš: Imao sam mnogo ponuda, ali sam se odlučio za Partizan, imajući u vidu kakav je to klub! at Sportski žurnal, 8-6-2018 (in Serbian)
  6. ^ Nemanja Lazić (August 27, 2018). "RIKARDO NAKON TRIJUMFA: Srećan sam zbog gola, teren je bio težak za igru". (in Serbian). Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Marko Protić (September 23, 2018). "OCENE – PARTIZAN: Bata preneo pelcer na igrače, ali crno-belima fali snage! Rikardo kao tenk, Šćekić gazda na sredini". Mozzart Sport (in Serbian).
  8. ^ "Rikardo Gomeš ili Leonardo? Napadač Partizana će imati ekstra motiv da postigne gol na Marakani!". Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  9. ^ "Portugal 0–2 Cape Verde Islands". BBC Sport. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Ricardo Gomes – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  11. ^ Ricardo Gomes at Soccerway
  12. ^ Ricardo Gomes at
  13. ^ a b c Novi Partizanov špic je stigao! at, 7-6-2018 (in Serbian)

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