Alejandro Gomez Biography
Alejandro Gomez also known by nickname Papu is a professional Italian-Argentine footballer, born on 15 February 1988 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gomez is a versatile player who can play as a forward, winger or as an attacking midfielder. He plays for club Atlanta in the Italian league and the Argentina National Team.
Gomez is just 1.65m in height, but being this short has its advantages too. He has low centre of gravity and quick feet which helps him dribble past his opponents with ease. He also has high work-rate and has good amount of pace which makes him really lethal in the final third of the opposition’s half.
Gomez started his footballing career with the youth team of Arsenal de Sarandi a Argentine club. After playing for 2 years with the youth side, he was finally given a chance with the senior team but was never a regular with the side until 2006, when he got 15 appearances and scored twice.
Gomez made his first senior team debut for Arsenal de Sarandi in the Argentine Primera División in 2006.
Gomez broke into Argentina’s senior team in 2017 and made his debut on July 13 against Singapore. He helped Argentina in a 6-0 victory by scoring on his debut and got an assist by helping Federico Fazio score.
Rise to Glory
Gomez attracted some high profile attention by showing great performances with his team San Lorenzo in 2009-10. He netted the ball 8 times in his 48 appearances with club.
Gomez signed for Catania on 21 July 2010 as an immediate first eleven player. He had a total of 8 goals and 10 assists in the first two seasons of his journey but his final season saw him at a new height. He became the main player of his team carrying them to the 8th spot, a historic best finish on the league table.
Gomez attracted many mouth watering offers from big teams like Atletico Madrid, Fiorentina, and Inter Milan but chose to play for Metalist Kharkiv which proved to be a bad move.
Papu moved forward to Atlanta on 1st September 2014 on a three year deal. Since then he has 115 appearances with 30 goals for the club.