Alaixys Romao

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Alaixys Romao
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Personal information
Full name Jacques-Alaixys Romao
Date of birth (1984-01-18) 18 January 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth L'Haÿ-les-Roses, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
2000-2002 Louhans-Cuiseaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Toulouse B 71 (0)
2004–2007 Louhans-Cuiseaux 82 (5)
2007–2010 Grenoble 96 (2)
2010–2013 Lorient 83 (2)
2013–2016 Marseille 106 (4)
2016– Olympiacos 14 (1)
National team
2002–2003 France U-18 0 (0)
2005– Togo 67 (0)
* 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

Jacques-Alaixys Romao (born 18 January 1984), commonly known as Alaixys Romao, is a French-born Togolese football midfielder, who currently plays for Olympiacos in the Greek Superleague.

He also is a regular member of the Togolese national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed]


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.[1] 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.[2][3]


On 31 August 2016, Romao joined Greek club Olympiacos signing a two-year with the option of another year.[2] 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. [4] 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.[5]

International career[edit]

The French-born player has featured for the French under-18 national team, but is now a member of the Togolese national team, for which he was called up to the 2006 World Cup.


  1. ^ "Les détails du transfert de Romao" [Details of the Romao transfer]. Le Phoceen (in French). 1 February 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "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. 
  3. ^ "Alayxis Romao à l'Olympiakos (off)" [Alaixys Romao to Olympiakos]. L'Équipe (in French). 31 August 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Olympiakos vs Rijeka 2-1". 16 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ανανέωσε με Ρομαό ο Ολυμπιακός". 16 September 2017. 

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