Rômulo Borges Monteiro

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Borges and the second or paternal family name is Monteiro.
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With Spartak Moscow in 2015
Personal information
Full name Rômulo Borges Monteiro
Date of birth (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Picos, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Spartak Moscow
Number 5
Youth career
2004–2009 Porto de Caruaru
2009–2010 Vasco da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Vasco da Gama 88 (7)
2012– Spartak Moscow 42 (3)
National team
2012 Brazil Olympic 6 (1)
2011– Brazil 8 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2012

Rômulo Borges Monteiro (born 19 September 1990), known simply as Rômulo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League. Is known for his defensive abilities and initiation of attacks from the back. "He tracks his runner well and judges his tackles with composure" and is not scared to get forward.[1]

Spartak Moscow[edit]

Rômulo signed for Spartak Moscow in the summer of 2012 for a fee of around €8 million.[2] He missed one-and-a-half seasons due to an injury against FC Rostov.[when?]

International career[edit]

Rômulo played all six of Brazil's matches as they earned the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic tournament. He scored the opening goal of the 3–0 win over South Korea in the semi-final at Old Trafford, set up by Oscar.[3]



Vasco da Gama



  1. ^ "Marco Fabian, Isco and the young stars who could emerge at the 2012 Olympics". Goal.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Romulo Signs for Spartak Moscow – Transfer of the Summer 2012". Soccer Football. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Hunter, Andy (7 August 2012). "Olympics 2012: Brazil reach football final by beating South Korea". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 

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