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Top Facts about Andre Gomes, The £22 million Everton Midfielder

Sun 26 December 2021 | 11:30

This post is regarding the Top Facts about Andre Gomes, describing the footballer’s private and professional life.

Gomes is a very modern midfielder in the sense that his skill set is not restricted to a single area. His greatest role is as a deep-lying playmaker, but he isn't afraid to go forward and influence play from the final third.

Gomes was mainly used as a deeper midfielder in Everton's 4-2-3-1 formation, where he was tasked with setting and maintaining the game's tempo. He was usually good at it, with one standout feature being his ability to alter moves and find teammates on the sides with accurate long passes.

The former Barcelona and Valencia midfielder definitely has talent, and it was his graceful displays during his first year on loan at Goodison Park that sparked a summer clamor from Evertonians, who begged the club to make his move permanent.

Since then, though, something has been missing. Some believe he has become too one-paced in the middle of the field, while others believe he isn't having enough of an impact on games.

Of course, Gomes's awful ankle injury against Tottenham in November 2019 was a significant setback, but he showed a remarkable desire to return to action, and his battling, hard-working attributes saw him back on the field just three and a half months later.

Telling You about the Top Facts about Andre Gomes

Take a look at these quick facts first.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name:

     Andre Filipe Tavares Gomes

  • Nicknames:

     N/A

  • Date of Birth:

     30 July 1993

  • Place of Birth:

     Grijo, Portugal

  • Age:

     28

  • Nationality:

     Portuguese

  • Height:

     1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)

  • Weight:

     84 kg

  • Marital Status:

     Unmarried

  • Girlfriend: 

    Lisa Goncalves

  • Net Worth: 

    35.6 Million Euro (31 Million Pound)

  • Position:

     Central midfielder

  • Current Team:

     Everton

  • Jersey Number:

     21

Andre Gomes Upbringing Years and Family Roots

To begin, Andre Filipe Tavares Gomes is his complete name. Andre Gomes, as he is known, was born on July 30, 1993, in Grijo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Portugal, to his mother, Maria Julieta, and father, Casemiro Gomes.

Andre grew up in Grijo, Brazil, as the family's youngest son. With a population of 10,578 people, it is a civil parish (2011 statistics). Freguesia, which means "parish" or "civil parish" in English, is Portugal's third-level administrative subdivision, as specified by the 1976 Constitution.

Local government jurisdictions in the former Portuguese overseas territories of Cape Verde and Macau are also known by this name (until 2001).

Previously, it served as an administrative division for the Portuguese overseas colonies.

A freguesia is equivalent to a parroquia in the Spanish autonomous communities of Galicia and Asturias.

A freguesia is a municipio's subdivision (municipality). A parish is usually named for its seat, which is usually the largest (or only) human agglomeration within its area, which might be a neighborhood or city district, a group of hamlets, a village, a town, or an entire city. 

In circumstances where the seat is divided into multiple parishes, each takes the name of a local landmark or the patron saint of the usually coterminous Catholic parish (paroquia in Portuguese).

The civil parish is generally based on an ecclesiastical parish, whether in a city district or a village.

Andre was adamant from the start that he wanted to be a football player, and he never saw it as a fantasy.

His ambition was aided by having passionate, football-loving parents who were die-hard Porto supporters.

As a result, it was only natural for their son, Andre, to develop a passion for the beautiful game.

He was one of the kids that shaped anything into a soccer ball when he was a kid.

He would sometimes turn balloons or oranges into footballs, which he would juggle at all hours of the day and night, one of the Top Facts about Andre Gomes.

The young lad decided to join a local football team to put his hobby into practice.

Andre Gomes Career Buildout

Andre used to spend his evenings playing football in the nearby fields of Grijo, Vila Nova de Gaia before he turned ten. As he enrolled for trials at

FC Porto

's academy, his determination to become a professional paid off.

In 2005, Andre had a successful trial at FC Porto's academy. The young child packed his belongings and traveled 22 kilometers to join FC Porto.

During his early years at FC Porto, the footballer expressed his love for the club. It didn't take long for him to make an impression after joining. Andre rose through the ranks swiftly, eventually becoming the captain of his squad, one of the Top Facts about Andre Gomes.

Failure to live up to the standards of a competitive youth academy such as FC Porto has indeed particular consequences. Unfortunately, Gomes' performance started to deteriorate at some point, and he paid the price.

According to JN Portuguese Report, Andre's world came crashing down when the dragon's former training coordinator, Luis Castro, fired him. It was a time of suffering and trauma. He once said of this incident:

“In football, sometimes you get it right and sometimes you miss out, maybe, in this case, there was some mistake, but no one was indispensable.”

Determination and self-belief remained his watchwords in his search for a new youth club at the time.

The youngster moved on to the next stage of his career with his hometown team, Pasteleira, where he found contentment, another one of the

Top Facts about Andre Gomes

. He went to Boavista after a year with the club, where he assisted his teammates in winning a local tournament.

Andre Gomes Path to Prominence

Andre Gomes decided to enroll in larger academies as he approached the end of his youth career.

He envisioned himself having a good trial at

Benfica

, where he spent his final year as a junior before being promoted to the senior team.

The Portuguese played a key role in Benfica's first domestic treble in the club's history during his three years as a senior player, one of the Top Facts about Andre Gomes.

He made his first appearance with the first squad on July 28, 2012, in a friendly against Gil Vicente, and spent his first season as a senior with the reserve club, competing in the Segunda Liga.

Gomes made his Benfica B debut in league matches against Braga B (2–2 draw at home) and Belenenses (6–0, also at home).

He made his official debut with the main squad on October 18, 2012, when he came on as a replacement for

Eduardo Salvio

and scored in a 4–0 victory over Freamunde in the Taca de Portugal.

On October 27, 2012, the player maintained his place in Benfica's first squad, starting and scoring in a 3–0 away win over Gil Vicente in his debut Primeira Liga game. He remained, however, primarily affiliated with the B-team.

Benfica (and Benfica Stars Fund) transferred 100 percent of Gomes' economic rights to Meriton Capital Limited for €15 million plus 25% of a future transfer fee on January 31, 2014. 

He stayed at the Estadio da Luz till the campaign's completion. Gomes played the whole 90 minutes in the second leg of the Portuguese Cup semi-finals on 16 April 2014, scoring the final 3–1 after a magnificent solo effort to aid his team who played with one player less for 60 minutes against Porto winning the tie 3–2 on aggregate.

He finished the season with 23 games in all competitions, assisting the team in winning its first treble (league, cup, and Taca da Liga).

Andre Gomes joined

Valencia

in July 2014 after being enticed by Nuno Espirito Santo, the former manager of FC Porto.

The midfielder's great agent Jorge Mendes, who represents both him and Nuno, made the deal happen.

Valencia, according to FourFourTwo, centered their creative approach around Andre Gomes, without whom they appeared flat, predictable, and unappealing, another one of the Top Facts about Andre Gomes.

On August 23, 2014, Gomes made his

La Liga

debut, starting in a 1–1 away tie against Sevilla. On September 22, he scored his first goal in the competition, the second of a 3–0 away triumph over Getafe.

Benfica and Valencia confirmed on June 12, 2015, that they had struck an agreement on Gomes' federative rights.

Andre Gomes Ascend to Prominence

On July 21, 2016,

Barcelona

and Valencia agreed to a cost of €35 million plus €20 million in add-ons for the move of Gomes.

On August 17, he made his competitive debut, playing the entire 90 minutes in a 3–0 home triumph over Sevilla in the Supercopa de Espana, and assisting on two of the goals.

On March 19, 2017, Gomes scored his first goal for the team, capping a 4–2 home win over his previous side Valencia.

Marca readers named him the worst signing of the season, one of the

Top Facts about Andre Gomes.

He substituted injured

Javier Mascherano

early in the first half of the Copa del Rey final against Alaves, playing mainly as a right-back and delivering the assist for Neymar, who scored the game's second goal in a 3–1 victory.

The Portuguese midfielder signed a season-long loan with English club Everton for €2.25 million on August 9, 2018, after suffering a leg injury during pre-season.

On October 21, he made his Premier League debut, playing 82 minutes in a 2–0 home victory over Crystal Palace. 

On February 2, 2019, he netted his first goal for the club in a 1–3 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

During his time with the

Toffees

, Gomes was a regular, however, he received a three-match suspension on April 16, 2019, for standing on Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic's leg during the 2–0 defeat at Craven Cottage. On June 25, The 28-year-old agreed to a permanent five-year contract for a price of £22 million.

After a tackle by Son Heung-min and a following collision with Serge Aurier in a Premier League home game against Tottenham Hotspur on November 3, 2019, Gomes suffered a significant ankle injury.

The red card was eventually overturned by The Football Association, and Gomes was anticipated to make a full recovery after successful surgery.

Referee Martin Atkinson was going to give Son a yellow card at first but changed it to red after seeing the gravity of the situation, another one of the Top Facts about Andre Gomes.

Gomes made his return from injury in the second half of Everton's 3–2 away loss against

Arsenal

on February 23, 2020.

Gomes competed at the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship for Portugal.

He was called up to the senior team for the first time at the age of 19 for a friendly against Ecuador on February 6, 2013, although he did not play in the 2–3 home loss.

The great player made his complete debut on September 7, 2014, when he started and played the entire 90 minutes in a 0–1 loss to Albania in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers at the Estadio Municipal de Aveiro.

He was named to the squad that competed in the finals in France, and he started their first game, a 1–1 draw with Iceland at Saint-Etienne, where he assisted Nani's goal before being replaced by Eder late in the second half.

Gomes also played four times for

Portugal

at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, where they finished third.

He was named to a preliminary 35-man roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but he was not selected for the final team.

Andre Gomes Personal & Love Life

Andre Gomes' relationships are kept under wraps since his love life is devoid of drama. There is a gorgeous WAG named Lisa Goncalves, who stands behind the successful footballer.

Lisa was born in Portugal on September 13, 1993. She has a great body that everyone wishes they had. She is sweet, intelligent, funny, caring, and romantic.

Andre Gomes began dating Lisa during his time at Benfica, according to FabWags. They began dating shortly after his romance with Mariana Pedro came to an end.

Both of them began as best friends before becoming lovers, one of the Top Facts about Andre Gomes.

Lisa Goncalves is a woman who possesses both beauty and brains. She works as a dentist at the Hospital de Valongo in Valongo, Portugal.

It's probable that she'll be in Merseyside with her man. Every woman believes that meeting her man's family allows her to get to know "the real person in them." 

Andre Gomes appears to have successfully introduced Lisa to his parents, who seemed to have accepted her.

Knowing the footballer's personal life will provide you with a better image of him.

To begin with, he is a man whose attractiveness is difficult for women to resist.

Andre's beautiful hair and looks are adored by all. Andre Gomes is a person who can achieve practically anything in whatever area of life to which he devotes himself.

Soccer players, like the rest of us, enjoy spending time with their dogs, and the Grijo-born is no exception.

He has an adorable bond with his dog (Benny) and he loves playing Grand Theft Auto on Sony's PlayStation, another one of the

Top Facts about Andre Gomes.

Andre Gomes is recognized for having a kind nature, according to his followers.

Andre Gomes Networth & LifeStyle

The Everton center midfielder signed a contract with the club in July 2016 that pays him a record 6.7 million Euro (5.8 million Pound) each year.

According to calculations, he earns €33,214 (£28,909) every day and €1,384 (£1,205) each hour! This means that the ordinary man would have to work for 16.2 years to earn the same amount as he does in a month.

His multi-million a year agreement at Barcelona has put his net worth in the area of €35.6 million (£31 million).

The Portuguese midfielder has played for some of Spain's biggest teams, including Valencia CF and FC Barcelona, before heading to Premier League club Everton.

His estimated market value is €28.9 million (£25.2 million). His capacity to deal with stardom is directly proportionate to how he conducts his personal life off the field.

Andre Gomes has a number of high-end automobiles, including Audi, his favorite brand, one of the Top Facts about Andre Gomes.

He owns a mansion in Castelldefels, a municipality in Catalonia, Spain's province of Barcelona.

Andre Gomes Family & Less-Known Details

Confidence and athletic achievement are enhanced by strong family support systems. Andre Gomes has benefited from this throughout his football development.

He once stated that he accepted Barcelona as a result of his parents' many visits to FC Barcelona throughout his boyhood. In his words:

“I want my parents to be proud of me. I am who I am and I am here in Barcelona, that matters the most to them. They have strong feelings for the club.“

The Portuguese appears to be an old-school football fan at heart. Instead of Cristiano Ronaldo, he prefers the original

Ronaldo

.

Andre once followed old Ronaldo throughout his active years at Real Madrid and in the 2002 World Cup, thanks to his father.

Phil Jagielka, aka Jags, has been the most welcoming to Andre Gomes, assisting him in settling in nicely at Goodison Park.

”I remember on day one with Jags, I didn’t have clothes to go to training, so he gave me his kit! He explained to me where to go for the training kit man and everything.”

Andre is also noted for his unique training approach, which incorporates his footwork and the use of large balloons. This was something he worked on a lot at FC Barcelona.

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