Roger Galera Flores

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Personal information
Full name Roger Galera Flores
Date of birth (1978-08-17) August 17, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Youth career
Fluminense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Fluminense 47 (8)
2000–2005 Benfica 36 (6)
2001–2002 Fluminense (loan) 17 (5)
2004 Fluminense (loan) 33 (5)
2005–2007 Corinthians 58 (11)
2007 Flamengo (loan) 15 (2)
2008 Grêmio (loan) 8 (3)
2008-2009 Qatar SC 20 (4)
2009 Al-Sailiya (loan) 9 (2)
2010–2012 Cruzeiro 57 (6)
National team
2000 Brazil U-23 6 (1)
2004 Brazil 1 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 19, 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 19, 2012

Roger Galera Flores or simply Roger (born August 17, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro), is a former Brazilian attacking midfielder. He was a talented left-footed player who excelled with his dribbling, technique, passing range and strong shot.[1]

Career[edit]

Roger started his professional career with Fluminense under coach Carlos Alberto Parreira in 1999. He was the main player in the team's Brazilian Série C winning campaign, and was the symbol of the restructuring of the club. Parreira once compared him to Diego Maradona, for having a similar style. After a relatively successful campaign in the regular series, in which the team ended 2nd, Roger was involved in a discussion in the halftime of the playoff game against São Caetano and left the stadium. Fluminense ended losing that game and being eliminated from the playoffs.

In 2000 Roger played for Brazil, in a friendly match against Haiti. He scored two goals as Brazil won 6–0. He also played for the Brazil U-23 team in the 2000 Olympics football tournament.

Roger was transferred to the Portuguese club Benfica for a brief six-month period in 2001 for a reported US$6 million.[2] However, he did not adjust and returned to Fluminense (on loan) only 6 months after the transaction. Roger returned to Benfica in 2002. In 2004, Roger returned to Fluminense once again but did not play as well as the previous years.

In 2005, Roger was acquired by Corinthians for a reported US$7 million. In late October 2005, he broke his leg in a 1-1 tie with Vasco da Gama which knocked him out for the rest of the Championship. He has since recovered from the injury and has been playing again since January 2006.

On July 13, 2007, CR Flamengo signed the player on a six-month loan contract.

On January 17, 2008, Roger signed a contract with Grêmio Football Porto Alegrense. In July, Roger signed a contract with Qatar Sports Club, and left Grêmio.

On February 4, 2010, Roger left the Middle East and signed a contract with Cruzeiro to play Copa Libertadores.

Roger was married to Brazilian actress Deborah Secco in 2009.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Fluminense
Benfica
Corinthians
Cruzeiro

Individual[edit]

  • Brazilian Bola de Prata (Placar): 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Promessas perdidas- Roger Galera Flores". topfutebol.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Roger custou 1,3 milhões de contos". Record (in Portuguese). 23 December 2000. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

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