|Full name||Jacques-Alaixys Romao|
|Date of birth||18 January 1984|
|Place of birth||L'Haÿ-les-Roses, France|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 September 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 January 2017
He also is a regular member of the Togolese national team.
Romao started his professional career with Toulouse FC but only managed appearances for the B team in 2004–05 and was then transferred for free to Louhans-Cuiseaux in the Championnat National, the French third tier.
In the 2007–08 season, he was traded for free to Grenoble and his career took off. A solid and rugged defensive midfielder, Romao proved a valuable asset for Grenoble. His first season with the club saw him appear 30 times in Ligue 2 with 2 goals and 10 yellow cards topped with a promotion to Ligue 1.
In 2008–09, he made 37 appearances, 32 of them as a starter in Ligue 1 and managed to avoid the drop. The next season, Romao made 29 appearances for Grenoble and 2 assists. However, Grenoble was not able to avoid the drop this time and was relegated.
Romao was then signed by FC Lorient in July 2010 for a reported fee of 8,000.00 GBP. In the 2010–11 season, his first with FC Lorient, Romao made 33 appearances in Ligue 1 with a goal and 2 assists, 2 appearances in the Ligue Cup and 2 appearances in the French Cup competition with 1 goal. Romao made another 32 appearances as a starter in the 2011–12 season with a goal and an assist but also 11 yellow cards and 2 red cards.
On 31 January 2013, Romao was signed by Marseille. According to L'Équipe, the transfer fee paid to Lorient was €2 million and the duration of Romao's contract was 3.5 years. At the end of his contract in summer 2016, he was released by the club having made 127 appearances in all competitions scoring 4 goals.
On 31 August 2016, Romao joined Greek club Olympiacos signing a two-year with the option of another year. At the end of the season helped the club to win the 7th consecutive Super League title. On 16 August 2017, he scored his first international goal with the club, as Olympiakos come from behind, in first half, to win 2-1 HNK Rijeka in added time for the 1st leg of UEFA Champions League play-offs.  On 16 September 2017, he signed a new contract with the club, keeping him in the Greek Super League champions till the summer of 2020.
- "Les détails du transfert de Romao" [Details of the Romao transfer]. Le Phoceen (in French). 1 February 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- "OM - Transfert : Alaixys Romao rejoint l'Olympiakos (Off.) !" [OM - Transfer: Alaixys Romao joins Olympiakos!]. Foot Sur 7 (in French). 31 August 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- "Alayxis Romao à l'Olympiakos (off)" [Alaixys Romao to Olympiakos]. L'Équipe (in French). 31 August 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- "Olympiakos vs Rijeka 2-1". www.uefa.com. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "Ανανέωσε με Ρομαό ο Ολυμπιακός". www.sport24.gr. 16 September 2017.