Before his transfer to Tottenham, Gomes was a crowd favorite at PSV. He can speak Portuguese and Spanish and while in the Netherlands, he picked up a fair amount of Dutch, although it has to be said he is not fluent in the language.
Gomes made his debut for the Eindhoven club against Serbian side Red Star Belgrade on 11 August 2004.
Even though the rivalry between PSV, Feyenoord and Ajax is intense, fans from rival clubs showed sympathy for the Brazilian.
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Flores praised his goalkeeper for "always thinking about the opponents" but Gomes confessed that it was more spur-of-the-moment thinking that enabled him to out-psyche Berahino, both in word and action.
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Heurelho Gomes is so happy with life at Watford he will not complain if he has to watch from the substitutes' bench when the Hornets go to Wembley next Sunday.
"It is up to the head coach to decide and I will be prepared to play," Gomes said. "But if he chooses to go with Panti (Pantilimon) I will not be disappointed. He has played in more cup games."
"I normally wait before I move for (the penalty taker) to decide, like I did with the second one. But the first one I just decided at that moment to take a step to the left, to give him the gap, to my right. I normally don't do that.
Costel Pantilimon has been Watford's FA Cup goalkeeper since he arrived from Sunderland in January and head coach Quique Sanchez Flores is expected to keep faith with the 6ft 8in Romanian for the semi-final against Crystal Palace despite Gomes saving two penalties in an outstanding performance at The Hawthorns.
Notable was an incident in Rotterdam in the match against Feyenoord, when Gomes injured himself whilst celebrating a goal, scored by his teammate Phillip Cocu. However, he managed to continue and even managed to pull off a wonder save, keeping his side in the game, which they went on to draw.
"I feel loved again," he said. "When the people like Watford gave me the support like they did, from the beginning, it's great for the player. I find my place and I feel loved over here."
In the Eredivisie, Gomes was known for his outstanding reflexes, which saved points for PSV more than once. Also his trademark throwing ability is well known. Gomes is able to throw the ball all the way deep into the opponents half. Also before the start of the match and second half, Gomes jumps up above the goal with his shoulders, pumping up the PSV supporters.
"The second one, I waited for him and pushed as hard as I could."
"I don't know if that went to his mind. Some days it's not easy to take penalties like that.
Gomes, who has played 83 times for Watford, won three of the club's awards for his performances during the 2015-16 season, when he made 39 appearances.
Following the Hornets' promotion to the Premier League, Gomes signed a new three-year contract with the club on 20 May 2015.
Following appointment of manager Juande Ramos, Gomes signed for Tottenham Hotspur on 27 June 2008 for a fee was believed to be around £7.8 million. Gomes played his first game in Tottenham colours in a pre-season friendly match on 19 July 2008 against Spanish Segunda División B side Dénia, which Tottenham won 4–2.
Gomes joined team-mates in crossing the field to applaud Watford supporters after Saturday's 1-0 win - only their third in 16 Premier League matches - which took his side a step closer to guaranteeing their place in the division next season.
On 20 October 2010, Gomes received a red card for fouling Jonathan Biabiany within the first ten minutes of the first half against European Champions Inter Milan at the San Siro in the Champions League. Tottenham Hotspur lost the match 4–3 after going 4–0 down inside the first 35 minutes, despite a second half hat-trick from Gareth Bale.
Gomes made his debut for Brazil in 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Although the competition is for senior national teams, Brazil chose to send an under-23 squad to the competition. Gomes made five appearances as Brazil went to the final and finished second after being beaten by Mexico 1–0.
The 30-year-old, who joined Watford from Spartak Moscow in July 2015, has signed a three-year contract with the Spanish club.
Gomes eventually obtained a work permit to play in the United Kingdom, despite playing less than the 75% required amount of games for Brazil in the last two years.
Gomes signed a one-year deal, with an option of a second, at Championship side Watford on 24 May 2014. In his first season with the Championship club Gomes played in 44 games helping the club gain promotion to the Premier League.
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On 11 May 2010, it was announced that Gomes would be part of the Brazilian squad which would compete at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Gomes made a rare appearance for Brazil in a World Cup warm-up game, replacing Brazil's number one keeper Júlio César as a substitute.
The experienced Watford keeper made a total of 120 saves in 38 games last season, enough to help his club finish in a respectable 11th, far from the expected relegation zone, and scored 130 fantasy points. Although there are options such as David de Gea and Kasper Schmeichel, for only £2.8 million Gomes is a player to be considered if you prefer spending big on star strikers and midfielders.
After his injury, Gomes returned to Tottenham and started the 2013–14 season with Spurs. Gomes' role remained as third-choice, however, as the backup to Brad Friedel and the club number one Hugo Lloris. On 22 May 2014, Tottenham announced that Gomes would leave the club the following month when his contract expires.
Gomes started his career in his native country Brazil at Cruzeiro, where he played 59 games between 2001 and 2004. Here, he was scouted by Piet de Visser and in July 2004, he was sold to PSV.
Despite being part of the Brazilian squad that won the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup as the third-choice keeper behind Dida and Marcos, Gomes did not receive any playing time. He was also excluded from then coach Carlos Alberto Parreira's final 23-man roster for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
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"I don't know if he heard it - but in the first one I said: 'It's your responsibility, not mine'. In the second one I just said 'You again?'
The two penalty saves, both from Saido Berahino, gave Gomes his 11th clean sheet of the season as Watford protected the 27th-minute lead provided when Ben Watson turned in Adlene Guedioura's corner.
Meanwhile, midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado will join Espanyol - managed by ex-Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores.
The 35-year-old Brazilian, who moved on a free transfer from Tottenham in 2014, signed a three-year contract in 2015, and his new deal ends at the same time.
Heurelho da Silva Gomes (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɡõmiʃ], born 15 February 1981), commonly known as Heurelho Gomes or just Gomes, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Watford. He previously made a name for himself at Dutch club PSV, and also spent six years at Tottenham Hotspur.
Yet after his torrid time at Tottenham, where a series of high-profile mistakes cost him his place in the team and saw his reputation ridiculed, the 35-year-old Brazilian admits he is so grateful to feel loved again he will step aside gracefully.
Watford had slipped from seventh at Christmas to 15th before this result, yet Flores maintains his team have exceeded expectations.
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Gomes went on to put in a strong performance against West Ham United, saving two shots deep into the match in which Tottenham won 2–0, before making two important saves to deny Park Ji-sung and Ryan Giggs in a 0–0 draw with Manchester United.
"We started with the feeling that maybe, in this amazing league, we could suffer in every single match," he said. "But maybe in only four or five matches we have felt the opposing team is completely better than us."