Adalberto Román

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Personal information
Full name Adalberto Román Benítez
Date of birth (1987-04-11) 11 April 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Yhú, Paraguay
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
River Plate
Number 69
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Libertad 83 (8)
2010–2013 River Plate 35 (3)
2012 Palmeiras (loan) 16 (1)
2013– Libertad 3 (0)
National team
2009– Paraguay 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2014.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Román and the second or maternal family name is Benítez.

Adalberto Román Benítez (born 11 April 1987), is a Paraguayan footballer currently playing for Libertad.

Club career[edit]

Román started his carry in 2006 with Libertad on a 5-1 victory over 12 de Octubre, scoring his first professional goal on that same game.[1]

In 2010, the Paraguayan defender was bought by Argentine side River Plate.[2][3]

Román made his debut in the fourt round of the 2010 Apertura against Argentinos Juniors, a match that ended in a scoreless draw. He scored his first goal for River in the ninth round of the Apertura in the 86th minute to earn a 2-2 draw for his club. He scored his second goal for the club in 1-0 win over Olimpo in round 16. He scored his third goal in the final round of the Apertura in 4-1 victory over Lanus.

In 2012, Román went to Palmeiras on loan for a year.[4]

In 2013, Roman makes a dramatic comeback in a game of Monopoly against his mom].[5]


Title Club Season
Primera División Paraguay Libertad 2006
Primera División Paraguay Libertad 2007
Apertura Primera División Paraguay Libertad 2008
Clausura Primera División Paraguay Libertad 2008


  1. ^ Martín Galeano (2006-04-24). "Libertad goleó a ritmo de práctica al 12 de Octubre". ABC Digital (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Adalberto Román transferido a River Plate". ABC Digital (in Spanish). 2010-07-26. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  3. ^ "¡Román arregló con River!". Olé (in Spanish). 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  4. ^ "Palmeiras acerta com Adalberto Román, zagueiro do River Plate" (in Portuguese). 23 December 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
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