Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez

Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez

Football player infobox
playername = Mario Gómez

fullname = Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez
height =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1957|2|27|
cityofbirth = Mar del Plata
countryofbirth = Argentina
currentclub =
clubnumber =
position = Defender
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1979
clubs = Temperley
Ferro Carril Oeste
caps(goals) = 010 (0)
135 (3)
manageryears = 1997–1999
managerclubs = Lanús
Gimnasia La Plata
Gimnasia Jujuy
Gimnasia Jujuy
Club Atlético Belgrano
:For the German association football
see: "Mario Gómez":For the Brazilian footballer see "Roberto Carlos"

Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez (born February 27, 1957 in Mar del Plata) is a football manager and former Argentine footballer.

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

Playing career

Gómez started playing in 1979 for Club Atlético Temperley. 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.

Titles as a player

Coaching career

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 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 clubs fortunes around, failing to win any of his six games in charge. Gómez then returned to Gimnasia de Jujuy.

Titles as a manager

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