Jose Romero (Australian rules footballer)

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Jose Romero
Personal information
Full name Jose Romero
Date of birth (1971-08-01) 1 August 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Chile
Original team Jacana
Height/Weight 173 cm / 74 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–1994
1995–2001
Total –
North Melbourne
Western Bulldogs
089 0(98)
122 0(71)
211 (169)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2001 season.

Jose Romero (born 1 August 1971 in Chile), is a former Australian rules footballer.

Romero, who was recruited from Jacana, played in the VFL/AFL for both the North Melbourne FC and Western Bulldogs.

Romero's family immigrated to Australia from Chile when he was aged 7.[1]

Debuting in 1987 with the Kangaroos, Romero played 109 games for the club before moving to the Western Bulldogs, debuting in 1995.

Romero, known during his career for his fitness and endurance, still holds the AFL beep test record of 17.1.[2]

Injury meant that the 1996 Charles Sutton Medallist (the Best and Fairest Award for the Bulldogs) was forced to retire during the 2001 season.[3] Romero served a stint as the club runner for the Bulldogs, as well as previously being part of the club's football department and serving as a member of the board.

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Preceded by
Scott West
Western Bulldogs Best and Fairest winner
1996
Succeeded by
Scott West