Leandro Romagnoli

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Leandro Romagnoli
Pipi.jpg
Romagnoli playing for San Lorenzo
Personal information
Full name Leandro Atilio Romagnoli
Date of birth (1981-03-17) 17 March 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Lorenzo
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 San Lorenzo 152 (22)
2005–2006 Veracruz 29 (1)
2006 Sporting CP (loan) 7 (1)
2006–2009 Sporting CP 65 (7)
2009– San Lorenzo 112 (7)
National team
2001 Argentina U20 6 (2)
2003 Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 21 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Leandro Atilio Romagnoli (born 17 March 1981) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for San Lorenzo de Almagro mainly as an attacking midfielder.

His thin build, short stature and playing style are reminiscent of compatriot Osvaldo Ardiles. What the player – nicknamed Pipi – lacks in physical strength, he makes up for with dribbling ability.[1]

Romagnoli started his career with San Lorenzo, but also spent four seasons in Portugal with Sporting.

Club career[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Romagnoli made his professional debut on 13 December 1998 at the age of only 17, appearing for San Lorenzo de Almagro against Racing Club de Avellaneda.[2] He went on to become an essential offensive player for the club, appearing in roughly 200 official games and winning three major titles.[3]

In January 2005 Romagnoli signed with Mexico's CD Veracruz but, in the same month of the following year, he was on the move again, now to Sporting Clube de Portugal, first on loan. He initially found it difficult to adjust to his new club, but eventually came into his own in the 2006–07 campaign in a superb end-of-season run for both club and player, winning the Portuguese Cup;[1] the move was made permanent in that summer.

After having appeared in only 16 matches in 2008–09, being out of favour with manager Paulo Bento,[4] Romagnoli left the club in early August 2009 to rejoin San Lorenzo.

International career[edit]

Romagnoli was part of the Argentina under-20 team that won the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.[5] He made his debut with the full side against the United States on 8 February 2003, playing 12 minutes in a 1–0 friendly win.[6]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

San Lorenzo
Sporting

Individual[edit]

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tom Kundert (3 August 2007). "Player Profile: Romagnoli". PortuGOAL. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Leandro Attilio Romagnoli" (in Spanish). Futbol XXI. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Leandro Romagnoli, un talentoso que ha retornado al barrio de Boedo" [Leandro Romagnoli, talented player returns to Boedo neighbourhood] (in Spanish). 5 de Primera. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "San Lorenzo: Se abren nuevas espectativas para el retorno de Romagnoli" [San Lorenzo: New expectations on return of Romagnoli] (in Spanish). Goal.com. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Leandro RomagnoliFIFA competition record
  6. ^ Argentina National Team – Bielsa II

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