Toni Correia Gomes (born 16 November 1998) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Menemenspor.

Toni Gomes
Personal information
Full name Toni Correia Gomes[1]
Date of birth (1998-11-16) 16 November 1998 (age 23)
Place of birth Guinea-Bissau
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Menemenspor
Number 27
Youth career
2015–2017 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Liverpool 0 (0)
2017–2018Forest Green Rovers (loan) 9 (0)
2018–2019 Arouca 9 (2)
2020 Haras El Hodoud 17 (3)
2020–2021 Tala'ea El Gaish 3 (0)
2021– Menemenspor 29 (3)
National team
Portugal U17
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:41, 14 June 2022 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Gomes visited his father in Lisbon, Portugal aged 15 and after a recommendation from a scout, Liverpool invited him to England for a trial in September 2014. He signed for the club in 2015; when he arrived in Liverpool he did not speak any English and was placed with house parents whilst attending Liverpool's academy.[3]

Between 2015 and 2017 he appeared for Liverpool's Under-18 team,[4] as well as the Under-23 teams. He ended the 2016–17 season scoring a hat-trick as Liverpool Under-23's beat Mansfield Town's Under-23 team.[5]

On 31 August 2017 he joined Forest Green Rovers on a season-long loan,[6] and made his Football League debut as a substitute on 2 September, playing the entire second half.[7]

Gomes was released by Liverpool at the end of the 2017–18 season.[8]

On 4 June 2018, Gomes signed a three-year deal with LigaPro side Arouca.[9]

In January 2020, he moved to Egypt to join Haras El Hodoud, he later signed for Tala'ea El Gaish in November 2020.[10]

International careerEdit

He has represented Portugal at youth international level.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 24 September 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liverpool 2017–18[11] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forest Green Rovers (loan) 2017–18[11] League Two 9 0 2 0 0 0 2[a] 0 13 0
Arouca 2018–19[2] LigaPro 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Career total 12 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 18 1
  1. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2016 and 31/07/2016" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b Toni Gomes at Soccerway. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. ^ "From Guinea-Bissau to Liverpool FC, the rise of exciting Reds starlet Toni Gomes". Liverpool Echo. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Liverpool striking sensation Toni Gomes smashes hat-trick as U18s rout Sunderland 5-0". Liverpool Echo. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  5. ^ Andy Kelly (13 May 2017). "'Perfect' hat-trick for young Liverpool striker Toni Gomes to end season". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Toni Gomes: Forest Green Rovers sign Liverpool striker on loan". BBC Sport. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  8. ^ James Pearce (18 May 2018). "Liverpool set to release three players as they close in on the signing of Chelsea star". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  9. ^ Cláudia Oliveira (4 June 2018). "Toni Gomes, ex-Liverpool, é reforço do Arouca" (in Portuguese). O Jogo. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  10. ^ "OFFICIAL: El-Gaish complete signing of ex-Liverpool youngster". kingfut.com. 5 November 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Toni Gomes in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 October 2017.