|Full name||Mariano Victor Gomez|
|Born||Dec 5, 1925|
Le Champ-de-la-Pierre, FRANCE
|Dead||Nov 23, 1997 (71 years old)|
Born in Normandy, and with French and Spanish dual-nationality, Victor Mariano Gomez began his career with Red Star, playing in the French First Division, in 1945. Rarely-used by the team from the Paris region, he left for SCO Angers in 1946, where he would demonstrate his talent as a footballer. Playing in the Second Division, he made 98 appearances in three seasons, scoring 33 goals. Often playing just behind the striker, he would catch the eye of AS Saint-Etienne, who signed him up in 1949. At the time, "Les Verts" were in the top flight, and Gomez finished third top-scorer at the club, twice. There he would score 21 goals in 70 matches for Saint-Etienne. In 1951, he signed for Rouen, in the Second Division, where he spent a season-and-a-half before joining Le Havre on loan for six months. In 1953, it would be the turn of Stade Rennais to recruit Gomez to bolster their attacking options. He would only spend a season with Rennes, making 31 apperances, scoring 12 goals in that time, (albeit two of them would not be counted, as he was not qualified when he played against Angers on the opening day of the season.) Not retained at the end of his contract after the 1953/1954 season, he moved on to Grenoble, another side in the Second Division, where he would end his playing days in 1955. Brother of Esteban Gomez (who played for Rennes between 1950 and 1952) he would stay in football, spending a season as First Team Manager with Dieppe for the 1959/1960 campaign.