Óscar Romero (footballer)
|Full name||Óscar David Romero Villamayor|
|Date of birth||4 July 1992|
|Place of birth||Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2017||→ Alavés (loan)||19||(0)|
* 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.
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
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.
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.
Statistics accurate as of match played 20 May 2018 
|Paraguay||League||Copa P||S America||Others||Total|
|2011||Cerro Porteño||Paraguayan Primera División||10||1||-||0||0||-||10||1|
|Argentina||League||Copa A||S America||Others||Total|
|2015||Racing Club||Argentine Primera División||24||4||4||0||8||0||-||36||4|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Europe||Others||Total|
|2016–17||Alavés (loan)||La Liga||14||0||2||0||-||-||16||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|
- Scores and results list Paraguay's goal tally first.
|1.||29 May 2014||Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria||Cameroon||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|2.||1 September 2016||Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay||Chile||1–0||2–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||12 June 2018||Tivoli-Neu, Innsbruck, Austria||Japan||1–0||2–4||Friendly|
|Correct as of 12 June 2018|
- "The brothers Romero, a new and rare case of twins on a national team". CONMEBOL.com. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
- "ÓSCAR ROMERO". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
- "Romero, Óscar". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
- Óscar Romero at National-Football-Teams.com
- Óscar Romero at Soccerway
- Albirroja.ru profile
- Fichajes.com profile
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