Torres playing for Panamá
|Full name||Román Aureliano Torres Morcillo|
|Date of birth||March 20, 1986|
|Place of birth||Panama City, Panama|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Seattle Sounders FC|
|2010||→ Atlético Junior (loan)||35||(7)|
|2011||→ Atlético Nacional (loan)||36||(8)|
|2012–2015||→ Millonarios (loan)||89||(5)|
|2015–||Seattle Sounders FC||36||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 October 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2017
Torres started his career at Chepo and played alongside compatriot Anthony Basile at Colombian side Cortuluá from January 2006. In January 2007 he moved to La Equidad, where he was joined by compatriot Orlando Rodríguez.
His performances gained him notice with several clubs, particularly with English Championship sides Blackpool and Swansea City during the winter transfer market in 2010. However, a move to England never materialised. He was also on trial for the Championship team Nottingham Forest in December/January 2011/12, impressing then manager, Steve Cotterill. However, this move also failed to materialize.
Seattle Sounders FC
During a match on 12 September against the San Jose Earthquakes, Torres suffered a knee injury that resulted in him being substituted at half-time. It was later revealed to be an anterior cruciate ligament injury, forcing Torres to miss the rest of the season for surgery and rehabilitation. Torres returned to team training in June 2016 and made his full return on 28 August during a match against the Portland Timbers.
Torres has made 103 appearances for the full Panama national football team, including qualifying matches for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup. He made his debut at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup against South Africa on July 17, 2005. He also made three appearances at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
While captaining the Panamanian squad in the semifinal match of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Torres scored the first goal of the match on a header. His team, down a man based on a red card awarded by American referee Mark Geiger, went on to lose the match in extra time after Torres was called for a handball late in regulation.
On October 10, 2017, during the final qualifying match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Torres scored the game winning goal against Costa Rica with 3 minutes left in the game, which combined with the United States' loss to Trinidad and Tobago, helped Panama qualify for their first ever World Cup.
|1.||3 March 2010||Estadio Metropolitano de Fútbol de Lara, Barquisimeto, Venezuela||Venezuela||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|2.||6 February 2013||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama||Costa Rica||2–0||2–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||24 July 2013||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, United States||Mexico||2–1||2–1||2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|4.||10 September 2014||BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States||Nicaragua||2–0||2–0||2014 Copa Centroamericana|
|5.||13 September 2014||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||El Salvador||1–0||1–0||2014 Copa Centroamericana|
|6.||27 March 2015||Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad & Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|7.||3 June 2015||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama||Ecuador||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|8.||22 July 2015||Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States||Mexico||1–0||1–2||2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|9.||13 June 2017||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama||Honduras||2–2||2–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|10.||10 October 2017||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama||Costa Rica||2–1||2–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Copa Rommel Fernández: 2003
- Liga Panameña de Futbol (2): 2005 Clausura, 2006 Apertura
- Copa Colombia: 2008
- Liga Postobón: 2010 Apertura
- Liga Postobón: 2011 Apertura
- Liga Postobón: 2012 Finalización
- Cinco panameños van al fútbol colombiano - La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Rodríguez ficha con La Equidad - La Prensa (in Spanish)
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- Pentz, Matt (September 14, 2015). "Sounders center back Roman Torres suffers season-ending knee injury". The Seattle Times. p. C2. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
- Pentz, Matt (June 10, 2016). "Defender Torres almost ready to return from ACL tear". The Seattle Times. p. C6. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
- Pentz, Matt (August 28, 2016). "Roman Torres returns, Brian Schmetzer eschews excuses and other Sounders-Timbers notes". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
- Román Torres – FIFA competition record
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- "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 - Full Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
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- "CONCACAF says ref Mark Geiger admits Gold Cup errors".
- "From agony to ecstasy: Panama's remarkable journey to the 2018 World Cup and a night they'll never forget". The Independent. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
- "Torres, Román". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
- Román Aureliano Torres - Century of International Appearances
- Román Torres at National-Football-Teams.com