Rocco Romeo

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Rocco Romeo
Personal information
Full name Antonio Rocco Romeo
Date of birth (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 19)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 12
Youth career
Toronto FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Toronto FC III 33 (1)
2016– Toronto FC II 25 (1)
2019HB Køge (loan) 8 (0)
2020– Toronto FC 0 (0)
National team
2017 Canada U17 1 (0)
2018– Canada U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 5, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 10, 2018

Antonio Rocco Romeo (born 25 March 2000) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a defender for Toronto FC.

Career[edit]

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Romeo was part of the Toronto FC youth system. He played 17 games for TFC Academy during the 2016 season and 15 games during the 2017 season, scoring once against Toronto Skillz.[1][2] On 4 September 2016, Romeo made his debut for Toronto FC II, the reserve team of Toronto FC, in the United Soccer League against Charlotte Independence. He came on as a 62nd minute substitute for Clément Simonin as Toronto FC II lost 5–1.[3] On 15 September 2017, Romeo signed his first professional contract.

On 31 January 2019, Danish 1st Division club HB Køge announced that they had signed Romeo on a loan deal until 30 June 2019.[4]

On January 21, 2020, Romeo signed a first-team MLS deal with Toronto FC.[5]

International[edit]

Romeo has represented Canada at the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.[6] On October 24, 2018, he was named to the Canadian U20 squad for the 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.[7]

Honours[edit]

Toronto FC III

Career statistics[edit]

As of October 5, 2019[10]
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toronto FC III 2016 League1 Ontario 17 0 1 0 17 0
2017 15 1 2 0 15 1
2018 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 33 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 36 1
Toronto FC II 2016 USL 1 0 1 0
2017 2 0 2 0
2018 12 0 12 0
2019 USL League One 10 1 10 1
Total 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
HB Køge 2018-19 1st Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Career total 64 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 67 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "L1O Stats 2016". League1 Ontario.
  2. ^ "L1O Stats 2017". League1 Ontario.
  3. ^ "Toronto FC II 1-5 Charlotte Independence". Soccerway.
  4. ^ Canadisk forsvarer på plads i HB Køge, hbkoge.dk, 31 January 2019
  5. ^ Tom Bogert (January 21, 2020). "Toronto FC sign Canada U-20 defender Rocco Romeo to Homegrown deal". MLSsoccer.com.
  6. ^ "Canada announces squad for CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship". Canada Soccer. 11 April 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Canada announces squad for the Concacaf Men's Under-20 Championship". October 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "League1 Ontario Announces 2016 Men's First And Second Team All-Stars". League1 Ontario. November 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "League1 Ontario Announces 2017 Men's First, Second and Third Team All-Stars". League1 Ontario. November 10, 2017.
  10. ^ Rocco Romeo at Soccerway

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