Rômulo (footballer, born 1990)

Rômulo Borges Monteiro (born 19 September 1990), known simply as Rômulo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Vasco da Gama.

Rômulo
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With Spartak Moscow in 2015
Personal information
Full name Rômulo Borges Monteiro
Date of birth (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Picos, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Vasco da Gama
Number 8
Youth career
2004–2009 Porto de Caruaru
2009–2010 Vasco da Gama
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Vasco da Gama 106 (8)
2012–2016 Spartak Moscow 69 (4)
2017–2019 Flamengo 39 (1)
2019Grêmio (loan) 30 (2)
2020–2021 Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 17 (0)
2021 Vasco da Gama 21 (0)
National team
2012 Brazil U23 6 (1)
2011–2012 Brazil 9 (1)
Honours
Representing  Brazil
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Team Competition
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2021
‡ 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.[1]

Club careerEdit

Spartak MoscowEdit

Rômulo signed for Spartak Moscow in the summer of 2012 for a fee of around €8 million.[2] 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.[3]

FlamengoEdit

On 13 January 2017 Rômulo signed with Brazilian Série A club Flamengo a four-year contract.[4]

Grêmio (loan)Edit

On 3 January 2019 Grêmio signed Rômulo from Flamengo on loan until the end of the 2019 season.[5]

International careerEdit

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.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 11 November 2020[7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vasco da Gama 2010 Série A 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 2
2011 32 1 8 1 4 0 17 3 61 5
2012 3 0 0 0 8 0 6 1 17 1
Total 57 3 8 1 12 0 23 4 100 8
Spartak Moscow 2012–13 Premier League 4 1 0 0 3 1 - 7 2
2013–14 9 0 1 0 0 0 - 10 0
2014–15 19 2 2 0 - - 21 2
2015–16 21 0 0 0 - - 21 0
2016–17 8 0 1 0 1 0 - 10 0
Total 61 3 4 0 4 1 - - 69 4
Flamengo 2017 Série A 8 0 2 0 5[a] 1 11[b] 0 26 1
2018 7 0 1 0 1[c] 0 4 0 13 0
Total 15 0 3 0 6 1 15 0 39 1
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
Career total 164 8 17 1 26 2 48 4 255 15
  1. ^ Four appearances and one goal in Copa Libertadores and one appearance in Copa Sudamericana.
  2. ^ Nine appearances in Rio de Janeiro State League and two appearances in Primeira Liga.
  3. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores.

InternationalEdit

Brazil national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 1 0
2012 7 1
Total 8 1

Statistics accurate as of match played 10 September 2012[8]

International goalsEdit

As of 9 June 2012[8]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 9 June 2012 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States   Argentina
1–0
3–4
Friendly [9]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Vasco da Gama
Spartak Moscow
Flamengo

InternationalEdit

Brazil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marco Fabian, Isco and the young stars who could emerge at the 2012 Olympics". Goal.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Romulo Signs for Spartak Moscow – Transfer of the Summer 2012". Soccer Football. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  3. ^ РОМУЛО ПОКИДАЕТ КРАСНО-БЕЛЫХ. spartak.com (in Russian). Spartak Moscow. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Romulo rescinde com Spartak e fecha com Flamengo por quatro anos". Globoesporte.com. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Grêmio anuncia Rômulo como o primeiro reforço da temporada". Globoesporte.com. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  6. ^ Hunter, Andy (7 August 2012). "Olympics 2012: Brazil reach football final by beating South Korea". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Romulo". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Rômulo Borges Monteiro". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Argentina vs. Brazil". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

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