Alaixys Romao

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Alaixys Romao
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Personal information
Full name Jacques Alaixys Cigánek
Date of birth (1984-01-18) 18 January 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth L'Haÿ-les-Roses, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Marseille
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Toulouse B 71 (0)
2004–2007 Louhans-Cuiseaux 82 (5)
2007–2010 Grenoble 96 (2)
2010–2013 Lorient 83 (2)
2013– Marseille 41 (1)
National team
2002–2003 France U-18 0 (0)
2005– Togo 48 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 February 2013

Jacques Alaixys Cigánek (born 18 January 1984), commonly known as Alaixys Romao, is a French-born Togolese football midfielder, who plays for Marseille in the Ligue 1.

He also is a regular member of the Togolese national team.

Club career[edit]

Romao started his professional career with Toulouse FC but only managed appearances for the B team in 2004–05 and was then transferred for free to Louhans-Cuiseaux in the French third tier called National. In the 2007–08 season, he was traded for free to Grenoble and his career took off. A solid and rugged defensive midfielder, Romao proved a valuable asset for Grenoble. His first season with the club saw him appear 30 times in Ligue 2 with 2 goals and 10 yellow cards topped with a promotion to Ligue 1.

In 2008–09, he made 37 appearances, 32 of them as a starter in Ligue 1 and managed to avoid the drop. The next season, Romao made 29 appearances for Grenoble and 2 assists. However, Grenoble was not able to avoid the drop this time and was relegated. Romao was then signed by FC Lorient in July 2010 for a reported fee of 8,000.00 GBP.

In the 2010–11 season, his first with FC Lorient, Romao mnade 33 appearances in Ligue 1 with a goal and 2 assists, 2 appearances in the Ligue Cup and 2 appearances in the French Cup competition with 1 goal. Romao made another 32 appearances as a starter in the 2011–12 season with a goal and an assist but also 11 yellow cards and 2 red cards.

In 2012–13, on 31 January 2013, he was signed by Marseille.

International career[edit]

The French-born player has featured for the French under-18 national team, but is now a member of the Togolese national team, for which he was called up to the 2006 World Cup.

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