Romaric with Sevilla in 2010
|Full name||Koffi Christian Romaric N'Dri|
|Date of birth||4 June 1983|
|Place of birth||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2011–2012||→ Espanyol (loan)||28||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Koffi Christian Romaric N'Dri (born 4 June 1983), commonly known as Romaric, is an Ivorian former professional footballer. A versatile midfielder, he can play as either a defensive or central midfielder.
In May 2005, Romaric joined French club Le Mans UC72. In late August, however, he was involved in a serious car accident, fracturing his collarbone and taking a blow to the head close to Liège, in Belgium.
Romaric quickly recovered from his injuries and established himself in the Maine team's starting eleven. In 2006–07, he scored five goals in 35 matches, as Le Mans easily retained its Ligue 1 status (12th position), and was also linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain as a replacement for departing Vikash Dhorasoo in the January transfer window – nothing came of it eventually; in his last season, he reunited at the Stade Léon-Bollée with compatriot Gervinho, a former teammate at Beveren.
On 21 May 2008, Romaric signed for Sevilla FC in Spain, penning a four-year contract for a fee believed to be around €8 and 10 million, and linking up with countryman Arouna Koné. He scored his first La Liga goal on 7 December, in a 4–3 away win against Real Madrid, and finished his first season with 36 matches (30 starts), as the Andalusians were ranked in third position.
Romaric joined fellow league team RCD Espanyol on a season-long loan at the end of the 2011 summer transfer window. Included in the agreement was an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the campaign, with the player signing a three-year contract.
On 29 July 2012, Romaric and his compatriots Zokora and Koné were released by Sevilla, and he signed a two-year deal with fellow league team Real Zaragoza under his former manager Manolo Jiménez. He played only 14 total matches, as the Aragonese ended the season with relegation, and was sent off in the ninth minute of a 1–0 home loss to Getafe CF on 6 October for a foul on Mehdi Lacen.
Romaric returned to France and its top flight on 1 August 2013, joining SC Bastia for two years with the option of a third and reuniting with his Le Mans boss Frédéric Hantz. He played the first four matches in the Corsicans' 2014–15 Coupe de la Ligue campaign, but was an unused substitute for the final, a 4–0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade de France.
After being released by the side, he remained a free agent through the summer, before moving on 10 September 2015 to AC Omonia of the Cypriot First Division for the rest of the season. The Nicosia-based club reached the final of the domestic cup, losing 2–1 to Apollon Limassol.
Romaric's debut for the Ivory Coast came on 17 August 2005, in a 0–3 friendly loss with France in Montpellier. He was called up for the following year's FIFA World Cup squad, where he appeared in the 1–2 group stage defeat against the Netherlands.
Romaric played for the Elephants in the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, with the tournament ending with a runner-up position after a final loss to hosts Egypt. He scored his first international goal on 29 March 2009, in a 5–0 home win against Malawi for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
Romaric was selected for the final stages in South Africa, where he played in all the games in another group stage exit, netting against North Korea at Mbombela Stadium (3–0). He was, however, not included in the squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, in which the Ivory Coast finished as runners-up.
|1.||29 March 2009||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso||Malawi||1–0||5–0||2010 World Cup qualification|
|2.||7 June 2009||Conakry, Guinea||Guinea||2–1||2–1||2010 World Cup qualification|
|3.||25 June 2010||Nelspruit, South Africa||North Korea||2–0||3–0||2010 FIFA World Cup|
|4.||9 October 2010||Bujumbura, Burundi||Burundi||1–0||1–0||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
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