Bernardo Romeo

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Bernardo Romeo
Personal information
Full name Bernardo Daniel Romeo
Date of birth (1977-09-10) 10 September 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Tandil, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Estudiantes LP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Estudiantes LP 40 (4)
1998–2002 San Lorenzo 97 (60)
2002–2005 Hamburger SV 77 (35)
2005 Mallorca (loan) 10 (2)
2005–2007 Osasuna 32 (4)
2007–2010 San Lorenzo 58 (16)
2010–2011 Quilmes 17 (4)
2011–2012 San Lorenzo 14 (1)
Total 345 (126)
National team
1996–1997 Argentina U20 20 (9)
2000–2003 Argentina 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bernardo Daniel Romeo (born 10 September 1977) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.

He amassed Argentine Primera División totals of 226 games and 85 goals, mainly at the service of San Lorenzo with whom he had three spells. He also spent four seasons in Germany with Hamburger SV, in a 17-year professional career.

Club career

Born in Tandil, Buenos Aires Province, Romeo started his professional career in 1995 with Estudiantes de La Plata, playing exactly 40 Primera División matches. He blossomed as a top-rate player with San Lorenzo de Almagro, scoring 15 goals in only 17 matches in 2001's Clausura, in an eventual league conquest.

Romeo's performances caught the eye of German club Hamburger SV, and he continued to net at ease abroad, in two complete season plus two-halves, but came out empty in silverware (a DFB-Ligapokal notwithstanding). In January 2005, he was loaned to RCD Mallorca for six months, after which he was released.

Having signed with another team in Spain and La Liga, CA Osasuna, in July 2005,[1] Romeo scored four times[2] in 24 matches as the Navarrese finished fourth, a best ever (tied). In the following season he was only a backup or third-string, ending up playing in as much games in the league and in the UEFA Cup, netting against Odense Boldklub in a 3–1 home win[3] with his team eventually reaching the last-four in the latter competition.

In the 2007 summer, Romeo returned to Argentina and San Lorenzo, going on to eventually score more than 100 official goals (both spells combined) for them. He was released in July 2010, signing with freshly promoted Quilmes Atlético Club.[4]

International career

Romeo was influential as Argentina won the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, scoring six times in seven contests in Malaysia.[5] He received, however, only four caps with the senior side, during three years.

Honours

Club

Country

References

  1. ^ "Osasuna fall for Romeo". UEFA.com. 12 July 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Romeo enamora a El Sadar en la victoria ante el Villarreal" [El Sadar falls in love with Romeo in win against Villarreal] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 28 August 2005. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Puñal puts Osasuna on brink". UEFA.com. 29 November 2006. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Romeo es el decimoséptimo refuerzo" [Romeo is addition number 17] (in Spanish). UOL Fútbol. 29 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Bernardo RomeoFIFA competition record
  6. ^ "Copa Mercosur 2001". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 

External links

  • Argentine League statistics at Fútbol XXI (in Spanish)[dead link]
  • Bernardo Romeo at BDFutbol
  • Bernardo Romeo at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  • Bernardo Romeo at National-Football-Teams.com
  • Bernardo Romeo at Soccerway
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