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Posted 12th June 2014 at 06:03 pm

An instant success as the last line of the Hornets' defence, Heurelho Gomes' experience and quality were vital in Watford's promotion to the Premier League

HEURELHO GOMES was a crucial member of the Watford squad which earned promotion to the Premier League in 2014/2015.

His exceptional presence between the sticks saw him post 15 clean sheets in the Sky Bet Championship in his first season at the club, in which he finished second in the Player Of The Season vote only to captain Troy Deeney. 

The 6ft 3" stopper joined up with his new Watford team-mates in early July 2014 after formally completing his move to Vicarage Road following his release from Tottenham Hotspur. 

Gomes’ contract at Spurs finished after a six-year stay at White Hart Lane, where he appeared 135 times for the north London side. 

The Brazilian keeper spent the first half of 2013 on loan at Hoffenheim, making nine appearances for the Bundesliga club. 

After beginning his career in his native Brazil, Gomes moved to PSV Eindhoven and turned out for the Dutch club in the UEFA Champions League. 

His good form earned him a multi-million pound move to the Premier League with Spurs in July 2008 and again he played in Europe - in both the Champions League and Europa League.

On the international stage, Gomes made his debut in 2003 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He got some regular playing time for his national side in 2006 and was part of their 2010 World Cup squad in South Africa.

Joined from: Unattached (2014) 
Debut: August 9, 2014 v Bolton Wanderers (H)

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