Rômulo Borges Monteiro
With Spartak Moscow in 2012
|Full name||Rômulo Borges Monteiro|
|Date of birth||19 September 1990|
|Place of birth||Picos, Brazil|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|Current club||Spartak Moscow|
|2004–2009||Porto de Caruaru|
|2009–2010||Vasco da Gama|
|2010–2012||Vasco da Gama||88||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 September 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Rômulo Borges Monteiro (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁõmulu]; born 19 September 1990 in Picos) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League. Is known for his defensive abilities and initiation of attacks from the back. "He tracks his runner well and judges his tackles with composure" and is not scared to get forward.
In 2005, at 15 years old, Romulo was in the youth team of Porto de Caruaru, moving on to the junior team in 2006, but due to good performances, the board of the Pernambucan team, promoted the player to the professional team the following year.
Before going to Rio de Janeiro, Romulo trained in Benfica but he had to return to Brazil due to excessive bureaucracy. He also trained in Atlético Paranaense in 2008. In October 2009, businessman Eduardo Carioca took him to Vasco da Gama.
Vasco da Gama
Romulo joined Vasco da Gama’s junior team in 2009, and won the junior state championship in 2010. On 30 June, he made his first-team debut in a 3-1 win against Avaí in a friendly tournament. He did not waste the chance he was given and since then never left the team, and excelled in every game he played.
In 2011, he formed a solid defensive system with his team partners and won the Copa do Brasil.
Romulo signed for Spartak Moscow in the summer of 2012 for a fee of around €8 million. He joined up with the Russian Premier League side after competing in the London 2012 Olympics Mens Football Tournament for Brazil and scored on his debut against FC Rubin Kazan. Romulo scored his first Champions League goal in the Camp Nou against Barcelona.
On 5 September 2011, after great performances for Vasco da Gama, Romulo was called for the first time to play for the Brazilian national football team in the Roca Cup, a two-game tournament against Argentina. He scored his first goal on 9 June 2012 in a defeat against Argentina.
|1.||7 August 2012||Old Trafford, Manchester, England||South Korea||1-0||3–0||2012 Olympics Games|
- Vasco da Gama
- "Marco Fabian, Isco and the young stars who could emerge at the 2012 Olympics". Goal.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- "Romulo Signs for Spartak Moscow – Transfer of the Summer 2012". Soccer Football. Retrieved 10 August 2012.