Deniss Romanovs

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Deniss Romanovs
Romanovs playing for Dinamo București
Personal information
Full name Deniss Romanovs
Date of birth (1978-09-02) 2 September 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Riga FC
Number 38
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996−1997 Skonto-Metāls 14 (0)
1997−2000 FK Valmiera 38 (0)
2000−2005 FK Ventspils 76 (0)
2005−2007 FC Ditton 28 (0)
2007−2008 Dinamo Bucureşti 8 (0)
2009−2010 Slavia Prague 8 (0)
2010−2011 Khazar Lenkoran 12 (0)
2011−2012 Cenderawasih Papua 18 (0)
2012−2013 Arema Indonesia 28 (0)
2013−2014 Pro Duta 22 (1)
2014−2015 Pelita Bandung Raya 29 (0)
2016 FK RFS 0 (0)
2017– Riga FC 0 (0)
National team
2004−2013 Latvia 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:11, 2 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 December 2013

Deniss Romanovs (born 2 September 1978) is a Latvian football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Riga FC.[1]

Club career[edit]

As a youth player Romanovs was a member of the Skonto Rigs academy. He played 14 league matches in his first season at the age of 18. in 1997 he signed with FK Valmiera, playing in the Latvian Higher League.[citation needed]

As of 2006 he was playing for Ventspils, and being linked with a move to FC Vaslui.[2]

In February 2009 he moved to the Gambrinus liga in the Czech Republic, signing a contract with SK Slavia Prague.[3]

In July 2010 Romanovs moved to the Azerbaijan Premier League, signing a two-year deal with FK Khazar Lankaran.[4] He left the team in December 2010 alongside 13 other players. In January 2011 he joined Liga Primer Indonesia club Cendrawasih Papua.[citation needed] After the first round of the championship due to some internal problems the championship was stopped, the foreigners' limit was changed and Cendrawasih Papua ended its existence.[5]

Before the start of the 2013 season Romanovs joined Indonesian Premier League new-comers Pro Duta.[6] On 24 October 2013 he scored a goal from the penalty spot in a 6-0 league victory over Bontang.[7] On 28 November 2013, Romanovs signed with Pelita Bandung Raya.[8]

International career[edit]

Romanovs made his debut for Latvia in a friendly match against Bahrain on 3 December 2004.[9] Since then he has been constantly called up to the national training camps and qualification matches, but mostly as the back-up keeper for Andris Vaņins and Aleksandrs Koļinko. As of 2013, Romanovs has collected 5 caps for Latvia internationally.[10]


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