Óscar Romero (footballer)

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Óscar Romero
Personal information
Full name Óscar David Romero Villamayor
Date of birth (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shanghai Shenhua
Number 11
Youth career
2005–2011 Cerro Porteño
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Cerro Porteño 90 (13)
2015–2016 Racing Club 47 (9)
2017– Shanghai Shenhua 10 (2)
2017Alavés (loan) 19 (0)
National team
2013– Paraguay 36 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:01, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:07, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Óscar David Romero Villamayor (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈoskar roˈmeɾo]; born 4 July 1992) is a Paraguayan professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. He is the twin brother of Ángel Romero.[1]

Career[edit]

Romero was in the youth ranks of Boca Juniors when he was a Sub 15, but could not continue at the club for a matter of paperwork, therefore he did not play for the Xeneize.

Club Cerro Porteño[edit]

Romero joined the youth ranks of Club Cerro Porteño at the age of 14. He debuted in the First Division of Paraguay on 15 May 2011 in a 1–0 defeat against General Caballero SC of Zeballos Cue. He scored his first goal on 1 December 2012 against Sportivo Luqueño. His good performances attracted many European teams, such as Spanish clubs Real Madrid B and Valencia Football Club.

In 2013, like his brother Angel, he had more opportunities, since the club decided to give chance to the youth. With the new DT Francisco Arce, Oscar impressed, attracting interest from clubs like Baniyas SC of United Arab Emirates and also being summoned to the Selection Paraguay.

In October 2014, after his good performances in the knockout round of the Copa Sudamericana against Lanús Argentina, in which he scored three goals, he was said to be worth $3 to 6 million. He was targeted by major European clubs, such as Atlético Madrid.

Racing Club[edit]

On 28 January 2015, Romero was signed by Racing Club for $2.7 million. He debuted on 18 February against Deportivo Tachira in Copa Libertadores. On 13 March 2015, Romero scored his first competitive goal for the club against Club Atlético Colón. On 15 August 2015, Romero scored his second goal against Union de Santa Fe.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 20 May 2018 [2]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paraguay League Copa P S America Others Total
2011 Cerro Porteño Paraguayan Primera División 10 1 - 0 0 - 10 1
2012 7 1 - - - 7 1
2013 35 6 - 8 0 - 43 6
2014 38 5 - 16 4 - 54 9
Argentina League Copa A S America Others Total
2015 Racing Club Argentine Primera División 24 4 4 0 8 0 - 36 4
2016 10 4 2 1 10 1 - 22 6
2016-17 13 1 0 0 0 0 - 13 1
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Others Total
2016–17 Alavés (loan) La Liga 14 0 2 0 - - 16 0
2017–18 5 0 0 0 - - 5 0
China PR League FA Cup Asia Super Cup Total
2018 Shanghai Shenhua Chinese Super League 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Total China PR 166 24 8 1 42 5 0 0 216 30

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Paraguay's goal tally first.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The brothers Romero, a new and rare case of twins on a national team". CONMEBOL.com. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "ÓSCAR ROMERO". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Romero, Óscar". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 

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