Former Argentine right-back José Luis Gomez, once destined for greatness after representing his country in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and earning a spot on the senior national team alongside Lionel Messi, now faces a stark reality. Following a promising debut with the Albiceleste in 2017 against Brazil, his journey took a downturn when a meniscus tear in his left knee kept him out of the 2018 World Cup.
Struggling to regain form, Gomez’s career trajectory shifted, and recent reports reveal that he currently works as an Uber driver. In a poignant statement, his father acknowledged the family’s humility, describing how Gomez diligently works with his car in the afternoons and sometimes into the night.
Once hailed as Argentina’s future right back in 2016, with even Barcelona showing interest, Gomez experienced success with Lanus, winning the Superliga, Copa Bicentenario, and Supercopa Argentina. However, setbacks, including injuries and attitude issues, led him to join Lanus after leaving Racing.
Returning to Racing in 2022, Gomez’s contract expires in December. Despite not being called up to either the first team or the reserves, the 30-year-old continues to train with a physical trainer, hoping for a new opportunity to extend his football career. His most recent appearance in the first division was in the Copa Sudamericana 2021 with Lanús, ending in a 2-1 defeat against Gremio.