Roger Galera Flores
|Full name||Roger Galera Flores|
|Date of birth||August 17, 1978|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|2001–2002||→ Fluminense (loan)||17||(5)|
|2004||→ Fluminense (loan)||33||(5)|
|2007||→ Flamengo (loan)||15||(2)|
|2008||→ Grêmio (loan)||8||(3)|
|2009||→ Al-Sailiya (loan)||9||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Roger Galera Flores, or simply Roger (born August 17, 1978), is a former Brazilian attacking midfielder. He was a talented left-footed player who excelled with his dribbling, technique, passing range and strong shot.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Roger started his professional career with Fluminense under coach Carlos Alberto Parreira in 1999. He was the main player in the team's Brazilian Série C winning campaign, and was the symbol of the restructuring of the club. Parreira once compared him to Diego Maradona, for having a similar style. After a relatively successful campaign in the regular series, in which the team ended 2nd, Roger was involved in a discussion in the halftime of the playoff game against São Caetano and left the stadium. Fluminense ended losing that game and being eliminated from the playoffs.
Roger was transferred to the Portuguese club Benfica for a brief six-month period in 2001 for a reported US$6 million. However, he did not adjust and returned to Fluminense (on loan) only 6 months after the transaction. Roger returned to Benfica in 2002. In 2004, Roger returned to Fluminense once again but did not play as well as the previous years.
In 2005, Roger was acquired by Corinthians for a reported US$7 million. In late October 2005, he broke his leg in a 1-1 tie with Vasco da Gama which knocked him out for the rest of the Championship. He has since recovered from the injury and has been playing again since January 2006.
On July 13, 2007, CR Flamengo signed the player on a six-month loan contract.
On January 17, 2008, Roger signed a contract with Grêmio Football Porto Alegrense. In July, Roger signed a contract with Qatar Sports Club, and left Grêmio.
- Brazilian League 2005
- Campeonato Mineiro: 2011
- "Promessas perdidas- Roger Galera Flores". topfutebol.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- "Roger custou 1,3 milhões de contos". Record (in Portuguese). 23 December 2000. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- "2003–04 Taça de Portugal 4th Round Benfica vs. Estrela Amadora". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- "Em 2005, melhores do Campeonato Brasileiro recebem prêmio Craque do Brasileirão" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. December 6, 2005. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
- (in Portuguese) CBF
- (in English) sambafoot
- (in Portuguese) zerozero.pt
- (in Portuguese) Flamengo anuncia a contratação de Roger, ex-Flu e Corinthians
- (in Portuguese) lancenet
- (in Portuguese) Chegada de Roger ao Grêmio anima técnico Vagner Mancini