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Jordi Gómez
Personal information
Full name Jordi Gómez García-Penche
Date of birth May 24, 1985 (1985-05-24) (age 24)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Wigan Athletic
Number 15
Youth career
2003–2005 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Barcelona B 56 (6)
2007–2008 Espanyol B 32 (10)
2008–2009 Espanyol 3 (0)
2008–2009 Swansea City (loan) 44 (12)
2009– Wigan Athletic 22 (1)
National team
2001 Spain U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:52, 14 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:00, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Jordi Gómez García-Penche (born May 24, 1985) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic, as a central midfielder.


Football career

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Gómez emerged through FC Barcelona's youth ranks, and completed his formation with neighbours RCD Espanyol. He made his professional debut with the latter, on March 23, 2008, a 0–4 defeat at Real Murcia, appearing in a further two first division matches.

On June 6, Gómez signed for Swansea City on a season-long loan for the 2008–09 season, for a fee of £200,000.[1] Clubmate Albert Serrán also made the move, albeit in a permanent situation. Gómez scored the winning goal with a deflected direct free kick against rivals Cardiff City on 23 September, in the first South Wales derby for seven years.[2] He was described by scouts as having "a lovely ability to receive the ball in space or if he is marked tightly, find space after his first touch".[3]

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, with the transfer fee estimated to be in the region of £1.7 million. The transfer also meant he would be reunited with former Swansea manager, countryman Roberto Martínez.[4] He made his debut in a 2–0 victory over Aston Villa on 15 August.[5] He scored his first goal for Wigan against Birmingham City on 5 December 2009.[6]



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