|Full name||Cléver Marcelo Romero Silva|
|Date of birth||4 July 1976|
|Place of birth||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Montevideo, Romero played in the beginning of his career he played for local Defensor Sporting and C.A. Peñarol. In the summer of 2001 he was bought by La Liga side Málaga CF, teaming up with countryman Darío Silva. He was instrumental in the Andalusia club during his first four seasons, helping it to the quarterfinals of the 2002–03 UEFA Cup, via the Intertoto.
In his final two seasons, however, Romero was virtually absent from the lineups, with 2006–07 being spent, with no success, in Segunda División. In early 2008 he had a brief spell with neighbours Lucena CF in Segunda División B and, at the beginning of the following year (4 February 2009), signed with Carolina RailHawks FC of the USL First Division in the United States. It quickly became apparent that Romero had suffered significant knee injuries which were not widely publicized; eventually all was revealed after he signed with the team. Injuries limited him to one substitution appearance in a pre-season exhibition game, and he was released in April 2009, without having appeared for the first team in a league game.
Romero made his debut for the Uruguayan national team on 20 September 1995, in a 1–3 friendly defeat in Israel. Having appeared in two Copa América editions, he would play two games for his country at the 2002 FIFA World Cup (the draws with Senegal and France).
In total, Romero earned twenty-five caps in a nine-year span.
- Stats at Liga de Fútbol Profesional (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Marcelo Romero at National-Football-Teams.com
- Soccerway profile