Sebastián Ariel Romero

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Sebastian Romero
Personal information
Full name Sebastián Ariel Romero
Date of birth (1978-04-27) April 27, 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Gimnasia de La Plata 79 (11)
1999–2000 Real Betis 30 (0)
2001 Toulouse FC 7 (1)
2001–2002 Córdoba CF 13 (0)
2002–2006 Racing Club 116 (14)
2006–2008 Panathinaikos FC 36 (4)
2008–2010 Gimnasia de La Plata 65 (10)
2010–2011 Banfield 25 (2)
2011– Quilmes 108 (8)
National team
1997 Argentina U20 3 (0)
2005 Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2015 (UTC).

Sebastián Ariel Romero (born 27 April 1978 in La Plata), nicknamed Chirola, is an Argentine professional footballer who currently plays for Quilmes. Romero is 1.73m tall and right-footed.


While playing for Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP), Romero came to prominence as a key member of Argentina Under-20's victorious 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship team in Malaysia. He has played for clubs in Argentina, Spain, France, and Greece. After 3 seasons at Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, he moved to Europe to play for Real Betis, Toulouse FC, and Córdoba CF.

In 2002, Romero transferred back to Argentina for 1.5 million dollars to play for Racing Club, and played 4 seasons for Racing before leaving Argentina again, this time to play for Panathinaikos. In Panathinaikos, he played for two seasons. Then, in 2008, he came back to Gimnasia to help in its fight against relegation. He had a very good season in 2008-2009, but his 2009-2010 season was mediocre, falling out of favor with Diego Cocca, the then coach of Gimnasia. In both seasons, Gimnasia was able to stay in Argentina's top league.

Romero joined Banfield for the 2010-11 Argentine Primera División season.[1] Then, in July 2011, he joined Quilmes, then in Argentina's second division. Quilmes won promotion to the top league at the end of the 2011-2012 season. He signed to stay in Quilmes for another season.

He has one cap with the national team of Argentina.


  1. ^ "Sebastián Romero pasa a Banfield". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 

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