Rômulo Souza Orestes Caldeira

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Rômulo
Personal information
Full name Rômulo Souza Orestes Caldeira
Date of birth (1987-05-22) May 22, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Pelotas, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Right back
Club information
Current team
Verona
Number 2
Youth career
2002-2006 Caxias
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006-2007 Juventude 20 (1)
2007-2008 Metropolitano 25 (0)
2008-2009 Chapecoense 27 (3)
2009–2010 Santo André 23 (1)
2010-2011 Cruzeiro 16 (1)
2011-2012 Atlético PR 5 (0)
2012– Fiorentina 30 (2)
2013– Verona (loan) 32 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rômulo Souza Orestes Caldeira (born in Pelotas, Brazil, 22 May 1987), commonly known as Rômulo, is an Italian-Brazilian footballer who plays as midfielder or right-back for the Serie A club Verona, on loan from Fiorentina.

Club career[edit]

On 10 July 2010, Rômulo was presented as a reinforcement of Cruzeiro. His debut took place on July 22, against Fluminense.

On 13 April 2011, Rômulo joined Atlético Paranaense on loan from Cruzeiro.[1]

On 29 June 2011, Rômulo joined Fiorentina after his return form Atlético Paranaense to Cruzerio.[2] He joined newly promoted Serie A club Verona in August 2013, with an option for his new club to acquire 50% of his transfer rights.

International career[edit]

An Italian citizen through ancestry, Rômulo was first called up by Italy national football team coach Cesare Prandelli in April 2014 for a stage, due to his impressive performances with Verona. On 13 May 2014, Rômulo's name was included into a provisional 30-man squad for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup, but on 1 June 2014, he was omitted from the final 23-man squad for the tournament.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 30 September 2012[citation needed]
Club Season League Cup Europe[4] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Caxias 2007 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Total ? ? ? ? ? ?
Juventude 2007 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Total ? ? ? ? ? ?
Metropolitano 2008 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Total ? ? ? ? ? ?
Chapecoense 2009 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Total ? ? ? ? ? ?
Santo André 2009 22 1 0 0 22 1
2010 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 23 1 0 0 23 1
Cruzeiro 2010 16 1 0 0 16 1
Total 16 1 0 0 16 1
Atlético Paranaense 2011 5 0 0 0 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 5 0
Fiorentina 2011-12 10 0 0 0 10 0
2012-13 20 2 3 0 23 2
Total 30 2 3 0 33 2
Career Total 74 4 3 0 77 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rádio CAP: Rômulo pode estrear contra o Bahia". Atlético Paranaense. 13 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Comunicato Stampa violachannel.tv
  3. ^ Mistretta, Matteo (June 1, 2014). "Convocati Italia Mondiali 2014: la lista dei 23 azzurri [Italian World Cup squad 2014: the list of the 23 Azzurri]". Sport Live. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ Counts for appearances and goals at the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Supercup and UEFA Intertoto Cup, including qualifying games