Jonahan Romero

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Jonahan Romero
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Personal information
Full name Jonahan Artiga Romero[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-17) March 17, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 28
Youth career
2006-2007 Memphis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Bayamón FC
2008–2009 Puerto Rico Islanders
2010 Joe Public FC
2010 Cars Plus
2011-2012 Kaya FC
2013 Loyola
2013–2014 Rovers FC
2014-2015 Strykers FC
2015- Khoromkhon
National team
2009– Guam 17 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2014

Jonahan Artiga "Jonah" Romero (born 17 March 1988), is an American born-Guamanian footballer who plays for the Loyola in the United Football League and the Guam national football team.

Early life and career[edit]

Jonahan was born in Fairfax, Virginia to a Salvadoran father, Evelio Romero, and a Guamanian mother, Roxanna Artiga. Jonahan's father was a former professional footballer in his native El Salvador influenced him to pursue a football career. While growing up in Lorton, Virginia, he attended high school in Hayfield Secondary School where he became a wrestler and a footballer.[2] He played two seasons for the University of Memphis, where he earned his Criminal Justice degree. He played 17 games for the Tigers coming off the bench.

Romero went on to play for Bayamon FC in Puerto Rico. After one year at Bayamon, he was later transferred to Puerto Rico Islanders. After one and a half years of playing his football for the Islanders, he then moved to his mother's native Guam, where he played for Cars Plus FC in 2009-2010 season. He was also listed in the lineup for the Guam national football team. He decided to play in Trinidad and Tobago, in which he got only a 6-month contract. He later move back to Cars Plus and continue the season. After the 2010-11 season, he was signed by Kaya FC in the United Football League. He played in the 2011 United Football Cup, in which the team finished 4th place.[3]

In 2015 Romero signed with defending Mongolian Premier league champions Khoromkhon FC in order to play in an consistent and challenging league to prepare himself for the upcoming world cup qualifiers. He also became the first Guamanian footballer to play in Mongolia.[4]



Rovers FC

Personal life[edit]

Romero is in a relationship with Ana Borja, whom in 2015 the couple had a baby boy.[4]