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Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez

Roberto Mario Carlos Gomez (born February 27, 1957 in Mar del Plata) is an Argentine football manager and former player who is the current manager of Borneo F.C..

Mario Gómez
Personal information
Full name Roberto Mario Carlos Gomez
Date of birth (1957-02-27) February 27, 1957 (age 62)
Place of birth Mar del Plata, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Borneo (Head Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979 Temperley 10 (0)
1980–1987 Ferro Carril Oeste 135 (3)
Total 145 (3)
Teams managed
1997–1999 Lanús (Assistant)
1999 Mallorca (Assistant)
1999–2001 Valencia (Assistant)
2001–2003 Internazionale (Assistant)
2004 Gimnasia La Plata
2004–2006 Gimnasia Jujuy
2006 Quilmes
2006–2007 Gimnasia Jujuy
2007 Club Atlético Belgrano
2009 Asteras Tripolis
2010 Club Atlético Tucumán
2011–2012 Ferro Carril Oeste
2012–2013 Gimnasia Jujuy
2014 Deportivo Cuenca
2014–2015 South China
2015–2017 Johor Darul Ta'zim
2017–2018 Persib Bandung
2019– Borneo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gómez has been known as Roberto Gómez during his playing career and as Mario Gómez during his coaching career.

Playing careerEdit

Gómez started playing in 1979 for Club Atlético Kimberley de Mar del Plata. in 1980 he was signed for Ferro Carril Oeste by manager Carlos Timoteo Griguol. Gómez played through Ferro's glory years in the 1980s, helping the side to win two Nacional championships in 1982 and 1984.

Gómez made 135 appearances for Ferro between 1980 and 1987.

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring as a player Gómez became Griguol's assistant, working alongside him at Ferro and at Gimnasia de La Plata.

Gómez then had a spell as Héctor Cúper's assistant at Club Atlético Lanús, when Cúper left to join Mallorca in Spain, Gómez took over as the manager.

In 1999 Gómez took over as manager .of Mallorca, but he was not allowed to continue in the job because the regulations required 2 full years of managerial experience, he was only in charge for 5 games (2 draws, 3 defeats)

Gómez or atok then resumed his position as Cúper's assistant at Valencia and then Inter Milan.

In 2004 Gómez returned to Argentina to take over as manager of Gimnasia de La Plata where he famously said "fútbol argentino lo gobiernan los hinchas" (football in Argentina is governed by the fans)

In December 2004 he took over at Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, guiding them to the 2nd division championship in Clausura 2005 and promotion to the Primera División. The next season, he helped Gimnasia maintain their place in the Primera with a 4th-place finish in the Clausura 2006.

In 2006 Gómez joined struggling Quilmes but could not turn the club's fortunes around, failing to win any of his six games in charge. Gómez then returned to Gimnasia de Jujuy.

In June 2009 Mario Gómez agreed to sign a contract as a manager with Greek team Asteras Tripolis. A new team with high ambitions and many Argentine players. On 9 March 2010 Last-place Club Atlético Tucumán officials sacked Osvaldo Sosa and replaced him with the former Asteras Tripolis coach.

In July 2011 Gómez rejoined his old club Ferro Carril Oeste as manager.

in March 2012, it becomes the successor of Jose Luis Calderon, on the sidelines of Gimnasia de Jujuy.

At the beginning of 2014 was confirmed as the new coach of Ecuador's Deportivo Cuenca. Managing to win the Hong Kong 2014 Lunar New Year Cup.

On 15 December 2014, South China convener Wallace Cheung announced that Mario Gomez has taken over as the club's new manager, replacing Yeung Ching Kwong.[1]

Currently leading the Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C. League of Malaysia which was champion of the Super League Malaysia in 2015. He has also managed to reach the final of the 2015 AFC Cup and win it thus Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C. becomes the first East Asian team in history to win that competition. He was awarded as the best coach in Malaysia 2015.

He has also managed to win the Charity Shield Malaysia in 2016.

In March 2017, he was initially appointed as Malaysian national football team's head coach by FAM president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, but he then asked for a higher salary and was therefore rejected.[2]

in November 2017, Persib Bandung confirmed sign Gomez to be Head coach, who have been searching for a long-term replacement for Djajang Nurdjaman


  1. ^ (in Chinese)"南華 楊正光「分手」 前昆卡領隊掌帥印". Oriental Daily News. 16 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Mario, you're out!". The Star (Malaysia). 7 April 2017.

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