Romaric as a Sevilla player (2010)
|Full name||Koffi Christian N'dri|
|Date of birth||4 June 1983|
|Place of birth||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|2011–2012||→ Espanyol (loan)||28||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2013
Koffi Christian N'dri (born 4 June 1983), commonly known as Romaric, is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays for Indian club NorthEast United FC. A versatile midfielder, he can play as either a defensive or central midfielder.
In May 2005, Romaric joined French club Le Mans UC72. In late August, however, he was involved in a serious car accident, fracturing his collarbone and taking a blow to the head close to Liège, in Belgium.
Romaric quickly recovered from his injuries and established himself in the Maine team's starting eleven. In 2006–07, he scored five goals in 35 matches as Le Mans easily retained its Ligue 1 status (12th position), and was also linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain F.C. as a replacement for departing Vikash Dhorasoo in the January transfer window – nothing came of it eventually; in his last season he reunited at the Stade Léon-Bollée with compatriot Gervinho, a former teammate at Beveren.
On 21 May 2008, Romaric signed for Sevilla FC in Spain, penning a four-year contract for a fee believed to be around €8 and 10 million, and linking up with countryman Arouna Koné. He scored his first La Liga goal on 7 December in a 4–3 away win against Real Madrid, and finished his first season with 36 matches (30 starts) as the Andalusians ranked in third position.
Romaric joined fellow league team RCD Espanyol on a season-long loan at the end of the 2011 summer transfer window. Included in the agreement was an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the campaign, with the player signing a three-year contract.
Romaric made his debut for the Ivory Coast on 17 August 2005, in a 0–3 friendly loss with France in Montpellier. He was called up for the following year's FIFA World Cup squad, where he appeared in the 1–2 group stage defeat against the Netherlands.
Romaric played for the Elephants in the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, with the tournament ending with a runner-up position after a final loss to hosts Egypt. He scored his first international goal on 29 March 2009, in a 5–0 home win against Malawi for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
Romaric was selected for the final stages in South Africa, where he played in all the games in another group stage exit, netting against North Korea at Mbombela Stadium (3–0). He was, however, not included in the squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, in which Côte d'Ivoire finished runners-up.
|1.||29 March 2009||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso||Malawi||1–0||5–0||2010 World Cup qualification|
|2.||7 June 2009||Conakry, Guinea||Guinea||2–1||2–1||2010 World Cup qualification|
|3.||25 June 2010||Nelspruit, South Africa||North Korea||2–0||3–0||2010 FIFA World Cup|
|4.||9 October 2010||Bujumbura, Burundi||Burundi||1–0||1–0||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
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