Rômulo (footballer, born 1990)

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Rômulo
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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 28)
Place of birth Picos, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grêmio
Number 27
Youth career
2004–2009 Porto de Caruaru
2009–2010 Vasco da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Vasco da Gama 57 (3)
2012–2016 Spartak Moscow 61 (3)
2017– Flamengo 15 (0)
National team
2012 Brazil Olympic 6 (1)
2011–2012 Brazil 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2018
‡ 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. He currently plays for Brazilian Série A club Grêmio.

Rômulo 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]

Club career[edit]

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?]

Rômulo left Spartak Moscow on 13 January 2017, after both agreed to the mutual termination of his contract.[3]

Flamengo[edit]

On 13 January 2017 Rômulo signed with Brazilian Série A club Flamengo.[4]

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.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 4 December 2018[6]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vasco da Gama 2010 Série A 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 2
2011 32 1 8 1 4 0 17 3 61 5
2012 3 0 0 0 8 0 6 1 17 1
Total 57 3 8 1 12 0 23 4 100 8
Spartak Moscow 2012–13 Premier League 4 1 0 0 3 1 - 7 2
2013–14 9 0 1 0 0 0 - 10 0
2014–15 19 2 2 0 - - 21 2
2015–16 21 0 0 0 - - 21 0
2016–17 8 0 1 0 1 0 - 10 0
Total 61 3 4 0 4 1 - - 69 4
Flamengo 2017 Série A 8 0 2 0 5[a] 1 11[b] 0 26 1
2018 7 0 1 0 1[c] 0 4 0 13 0
Total 15 0 3 0 6 1 15 0 39 1
Career total 133 6 15 1 22 2 38 4 205 13
  1. ^ Four appearances and one goal in Copa Libertadores and one appearance in Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ Nine appearances in Rio de Janeiro State League and two appearances in Primeira Liga
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores

International[edit]

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 1 0
2012 7 1
Total 8 1

Statistics accurate as of match played 10 September 2012[7]

International goals[edit]

As of 9 June 2012[7]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 9 June 2012 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States  Argentina
1–0
3–4
Friendly [8]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Vasco da Gama
Spartak Moscow
Flamengo

International[edit]

Brazil

References[edit]

  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. ^ "РОМУЛО ПОКИДАЕТ КРАСНО-БЕЛЫХ". spartak.com (in Russian). Spartak Moscow. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Romulo rescinde com Spartak e fecha com Flamengo por quatro anos". Globo Esporte. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  5. ^ Hunter, Andy (7 August 2012). "Olympics 2012: Brazil reach football final by beating South Korea". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Romulo". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Rômulo Borges Monteiro". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Argentina vs. Brazil". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

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