Walter Gómez

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Walter Gómez
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Gómez playing for River Plate in 1950.
Personal information
Date of birth(1927-12-12)12 December 1927
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 4 March 2004(2004-03-04) (aged 76)
Place of death Vicente López, Argentina
Playing position(s) Inside forward
Senior career*
1944–1945 Central Español
1946–1949 Nacional
1950–1955 River Plate 140 (76)
1956–1958 Palermo 48 (8)
1959 Cúcuta
1960–1961 Once Caldas
1963–1964 Deportivo Galicia
National team
1945–1946 Uruguay 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Walter Gómez Pardal (12 December 1927 – 4 March 2004) was a Uruguayan footballer who played as a forward in the 1940s and 1950s. Throughout his career, he played for Club Nacional de Football and Club Atlético River Plate.

Gomez was a member of the outstanding Nacional side of the late 1940s, and he scored more than 100 goals for the club before moving to River Plate. That meant the end of his international career with Uruguay as only players within the domestic league could be picked for the Celestes. Gomez had made his international debut in 1945, at the age of just 18, but despite his talent he played only four times for the national team and never scored in international football.

At River he went on to win three league titles, and formed a new La Máquina side following the great team of the early 1940s.

Gomez played as a "media-punta" (second striker) at River alongside Ángel Labruna and Félix Loustau. At the end of his career at River he played with Omar Sívori. Such was the widespread admiration of the Uruguayan inside forward that in those times the saying "La gente ya no come para ver a Walter Gómez" became a popular theme in Buenos Aires.

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