Jordi Gómez García-Penche is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic inEngland, as a central midfielder. Gómez emerged through FC Barcelona's youth ranks, and completed his formation with neighbours RCD Espanyol. He made his professional debut with the latter in a 0–4 away defeat against Real Murcia on 23 March 2008. On 6 June 2008, Gómez signed for Swansea City of the Football League Championship on a season-long loan, for a fee of£200,000. On the opening game of the season, Gómez made his debut in a 2-0 loss against Charlton Athletic and a few days later, Gómez scored the winning goal on the penalty spot in extra time as Swansea beat promoted Premier League side Hull City in a League Cup. He scored the winning goal with a deflected direct free kick against rivals Cardiff City in a League Cup on 23 September, in the first South Wales derby for seven years. Gómez finished the season with 14 goals in all competitions and returned to Espanyol, being immediately sold to Premier League team Wigan Athletic on a three-year contract on 19 June 2009. He made his debut in a 2–0 victory over Aston Villa on 15 August, and netted his first goal for the club against Birmingham City on 5 December, albeit in a 2–3 home loss. On 17 December 2011, Gómez scored the equaliser for hosting Wigan in a 1–1 draw against Chelsea, his fourth goal in five league games. On 24 November 2012 he netted a hat-trick to help his club win it 3–2 against Reading at the DW Stadium. He became just the second Spanish player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League, the first being Fernando Torres.
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