Rômulo Borges Monteiro (born 19 September 1990), known simply as Rômulo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Retrô.
|Full name||Rômulo Borges Monteiro|
|Date of birth||19 September 1990|
|Place of birth||Picos, Brazil|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|2004–2009||Porto de Caruaru|
|2009–2010||Vasco da Gama|
|2010–2012||Vasco da Gama||106||(8)|
|2019||→ Grêmio (loan)||30||(2)|
|2020–2021||Shijiazhuang Ever Bright||17||(0)|
|2021||Vasco da Gama||18||(0)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11 February 2023|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 September 2012
Rômulo is known for his defensive abilities and initiation of attacks from the back, "He tracks his runner well and judges his tackles with composure" and is not scared to get forward.
Rômulo signed for Spartak Moscow in the summer of 2012 for a fee of around €8 million. He missed one-and-a-half seasons due to an injury against FC Rostov.[when?]
Rômulo left Spartak Moscow on 13 January 2017, after both agreed to the mutual termination of his contract.
On 13 January 2017 Rômulo signed with Brazilian Série A club Flamengo a four-year contract.
On 3 January 2019 Grêmio signed Rômulo from Flamengo on loan until the end of the 2019 season.
Rômulo played all six of Brazil's matches as they earned the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic tournament. He scored the opening goal of the 3–0 win over South Korea in the semi-final at Old Trafford, set up by Oscar.
|Vasco da Gama||2010||Série A||22||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||22||2|
|Spartak Moscow||2012–13||Premier League||4||1||0||0||3||1||-||7||2|
|Grêmio (loan)||2019||Série A||14||2||2||0||4[c]||0||10||0||30||2|
|Shijiazhuang Ever Bright||2020||Chinese Super League||17||0||0||0||-||-||17||0|
- ^ Four appearances and one goal in Copa Libertadores and one appearance in Copa Sudamericana.
- ^ Nine appearances in Rio de Janeiro State League and two appearances in Primeira Liga.
- ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores.
|Brazil national team|
Statistics accurate as of match played 10 September 2012
- As of 9 June 2012
|1.||9 June 2012||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Argentina||
- Vasco da Gama
- Spartak Moscow
- ^ "Marco Fabian, Isco and the young stars who could emerge at the 2012 Olympics". Goal.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- ^ "Romulo Signs for Spartak Moscow – Transfer of the Summer 2012". Soccer Football. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
- ^ РОМУЛО ПОКИДАЕТ КРАСНО-БЕЛЫХ. spartak.com (in Russian). Spartak Moscow. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
- ^ "Romulo rescinde com Spartak e fecha com Flamengo por quatro anos". Globoesporte.com. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
- ^ "Grêmio anuncia Rômulo como o primeiro reforço da temporada". Globoesporte.com. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
- ^ Hunter, Andy (7 August 2012). "Olympics 2012: Brazil reach football final by beating South Korea". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
- ^ "Romulo". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
- ^ a b "Rômulo Borges Monteiro". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
- ^ "Argentina vs. Brazil". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
- Rômulo at Soccerway
- globoesporte.globo.com (in Portuguese)