Lucas Romero

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Lucas Romero
Personal information
Full name Lucas Daniel Romero
Date of birth (1994-04-18) 18 April 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Loma Hermosa, Argentina
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cruzeiro
Number 29
Youth career
2001–2012 Vélez Sársfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Vélez Sársfield 89 (2)
2016– Cruzeiro 24 (0)
National team
2013 Argentina U-20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2016.

Lucas Quaqqie Romero (born 18 April 1994) is an Argentine footballer who is a midfielder for Cruzeiro.

Early life[edit]

Romero was born and raised in a humble neighborhood in Loma Hermosa, Greater Buenos Aires.[1][2] He started playing youth football in Vélez Sársfield when he was 7 years old.[3]

Club career[edit]

Romero made his debut for Vélez Sársfield in 2012 at 18 years of age, coming on as a substitute in a 0–0 draw with Estudiantes de La Plata.[4] In his first season with the first team, Romero helped Vélez to win the 2012 Inicial championship, playing 13 games (including 4 as a starter replacing injured Francisco Cerro).[4] The midfielder also entered the field in Vélez's victory over Newell's Old Boys for the 2012–13 Superfinal and was a starter in his team's victory over Arsenal de Sarandí for the 2013 Supercopa Argentina. In 2016, Romero was transferred to Cruzeiro Esporte Clube.

After a difficult start to his Cruzeiro career, Romero began gaining a lot of attention for his versatility playing in many different positions. Lucas Romero then became part of the first 11 playing either as a right-back or on his main position of defensive midfielder.

In Cruzeiro, Romero formed of what became known as "La Banda", along with former Vélez Sarsfield star Ariel Cabral and Uruguay wonderkid Giorgian De Arrascaeta.

International career[edit]

Romero played with the Argentina national under-20 football team the 2013 South American Youth Championship, in which his team was eliminated in the first round.

Honours[edit]

Vélez Sársfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ Micaela Cannataro and Héctor Salerno (2012-09-15). "'En el barrio jugaba descalzo'". Olé (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  2. ^ Micaela Cannataro (2013-03-30). "'Ahora me doy algunos lujos: como milanesas'". Olé (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  3. ^ Alejandro Altamirano Halle (2013-07). "Descubriendo a Lucas Romero". El Gráfico (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-01-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Initial '12 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 

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