Gomes has been in and out of the Brazil squad since roaring on to the scene in 2003. And although inconsistency has hindered his career, his shot-stopping ability makes him one of his country's finest goalkeepers.
Gomes enjoyed a memorable first full season in the Cruzeiro team, helping them to a unprecedented treble of the Campeonato Mineiro, Copa do Brasil and Campeonato Brasileiro titles in 2003.
His form caught the eye of PSV, who signed him in 2004. Gomes quickly established himself as a fans' favourite and helped the Eindhoven giants win the Dutch Eredivisie in each of his four years at the club.
A transfer to Tottenham Hotspur followed and although Gomes endured a trying start to his tenure in the English capital, he thrived during the second half of 2008/09 and last season.
Gomes made his international debut in 2003 and was part of Brazil's FIFA Confederations Cup-winning squad two years later. Dunga handed him another four caps in the first few months of his tenure, which began in 2006, but then overlooked him until a recall for South Africa 2009.