Ernardo Gómez, a player that collected more than 300 caps for Venezuela national team, strengthened last season’s Israeli Premier League playoff semifinalists Hapoel Kfar Saba. A 35-year-old opposite spent the last season with the Greek club Iraklis Chalkidas.
Greece was Gómez’s favorite destination for playing volleyball as he competed there, on and off, for nine seasons and won five championship titles (two with Olympiacos S.F.P., one with Panathinaikos A.O., and two with P.A.O.K.) and three national cups. He also clinched a championship title and national cup with Fenerbahçe, Turkey.
Gómez’s biggest success with Venezuela national team was conquering the 2003 Pan American Games. He took part in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in which he was the best scorer in the group stage.
Individually, he was named MVP of the Pan American Games once, Best Scorer and MVP of the Turkish league once, MVP of the Greek league three times, MVP of the Japanese league once, Best Scorer of the Japanese league three times, and Best Server of the Japanese league once. Gómez finished the best scorer of the FIVB World League International Round five times.