Eric Freire Gomes

Gaúcho

Personal information

Full name
Eric Freire Gomes

Date of birth
(1972-09-22) 22 September 1972 (age 44)

Place of birth
Barreiros, Brazil

Height
1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)

Playing position
Striker

Senior career*

Years
Team
Apps
(Gls)

1992
Guarani

1993–1994
Ferroviário

1995–1996
Sport
13
(1)

1996–2001
Estrela Amadora
133
(54)

1999
→ Ourense (loan)
18
(2)

2001–2004
Marítimo
83
(35)

2004
Busan I’Cons
11
(2)

2004–2006
Rio Ave
62
(14)

2006–2007
Feirense
26
(4)

2008
Beira-Mar
9
(0)

2008–2009
Moreirense
25
(5)

2009
Santa Cruz

2010
Limoeirense
1
(0)

Total

381
(117)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Eric Freire Gomes (born 22 September 1972), known as Gaúcho, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a striker.
He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 278 games and 103 goals over the course of ten seasons, mainly at the service of Estrela da Amadora.[1]
Football career[edit]
Born in Barreiros, Pernambuco, Gaúcho spent most of his career as a prolific goalscorer in Portugal, mainly with C.F. Estrela da Amadora for whom he played in five Primeira Liga seasons. In 1999–2000, his 21 league goals – third-best in the competition – propelled the Lisbon outskirts club to a final eighth place.[2][3]
Gaúcho, who represented five other teams in the country, also had brief spells in South Korea and Spain. In the 1998–99 campaign, loaned by Estrela, he only scored twice as CD Ourense suffered second level relegation; he played almost until his 40’s, retiring after a stint in amateur football in his country.
References[edit]

^ “Gaúcho perto dos 100 golos” [Gaúcho close to 100 goals] (in Portuguese). Record. 17 September 2003. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
^ “Sonhar alto a dar o salto e cair a ver… Estrela(s)” [Dreaming of getting high and falling seeing… Star(s)] (in Portuguese). Record. 6 December 1999. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
^ “E. Amadora com futebol adulto controlou sempre o jogo” [Mature E. Amadora controlled the entire game] (in Portuguese). Record. 23 April 2000. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Gaúcho profile at Sambafoot
CBF data (Portuguese)
Gaúcho at thefinalball.com
Gaúcho profile at ForaDeJogo
Gaúcho profile at BDFutbol
Gaúcho – K League stats at kleague.com (Korean)