Porto wrote on its official website: “Fernando Gomez, FC Porto’s historic top scorer, has passed away”, praising the striker who helped “turn Porto into a winning club.”
The statement said the legendary striker died “from cancer he had been battling for three years”.
Gomez, who scored 355 goals in 452 official matches, made his name in Porto’s administration, where he spent 13 years, before moving to Gijón in Spain and ending his career in Lisbon with Sporting in 1991.
The former “Seleção” star, who won the Golden Boot for the best European goalscorer in 1983 and 1985, also wore his country’s shirt in 47 games, scoring 13 goals.
The Portuguese Football Federation praised the qualities of the late man, who was “synonymous throughout his career with elegance, sophistication and goals”, and decided to hold a minute’s silence before matches in honor of Gomes this weekend.