26.11.2022 19:09 h

Porto's greatest goalscorer Fernando Gomes dies at 66

Former Portugal international striker and FC Porto's greatest ever goalscorer Fernando Gomes has died aged 66, the club said on Saturday.

Gomes amassed a staggering haul of 355 goals in 452 games in two spells at Porto, winning the European Cup with them in 1987.

He also won the Golden Boot in 1983 and 1985 as top marksman in European club football.

Gomes also played in Spain at Gijon and ended his playing days in the Portuguese capital with Sporting Lisbon.

"He was a synonym for class, goals and style throughout his career," the Portuguese Football Federation said of the striker who was capped 47 times.

Porto said that Gomes had been suffering from cancer over the last three years.