Alaixys Romao

Jacques Alaixys Romao ( born January 18, 1984 in L' Haÿ -les -Roses, France ) is a Togolese football player. Since January 2013, the midfielder with French side Olympique Marseille is under contract.

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The French-born midfielder was true to his youth club Toulouse FC faithful to the year 2004. As early as the 2001/02 season signed Romao a professional contract, but was hardly used. Then moved the midfielder in 2004 to third division side CS Louhans - Cuiseaux, where he rose to captain. In summer 2007, he signed the second division club Grenoble Foot a contract. With the club he managed the end of season promotion to the Ligue 1 His debut in the top French league was the defensive midfielder then 9 August 2008 in the first season match against FC Sochaux. The 2-1 away win Romao was in the starting XI and was replaced on 81 minutes against Yoric Ravet. After the descent with Grenoble he moved in summer 2010 to FC Lorient. When FCL Romao be played immediately in the core team. His debut for the new club he was on the opening day of the 2010/11 season in the 2-2 draw against AJ Auxerre. His good performances from the beginning Lorient honored the fans already in the month of September, when they chose Romao player of the month of August.


After Romao played in youth nor to France, he decided aground in the A range for the Togolese national football team. His first cap for Togo, he played on 17 August 2005 against the selection of Morocco. Just six months later, the defensive player was in the squad by national coach Stephen Keshi at the African Cup of Nations 2006., Where he came in three possible appearances for his team to two inputs and a replacement .. His debut in the African Cup of Nations gave Romao 21 January 2006 in the game against the DR Congo, as he stood in the 0-2 defeat in the starting lineup. Already in the summer of the same year Romao was appointed by new coach Otto Pfister again in the banns of Togo for its first participation in the World Cup. The midfielder completed two games during the tournament. His World Cup debut he gave on 13 June 2006 at 1-2 against South Korea. Over the years, Romao was appointed regularly to friend and qualifying matches his country. 2010 was followed by the second nomination for the African Nations Cup. Upon arrival to Angola, two days before the tournament, the team, however, fell into an ambush of the FLEC, a freedom fighter group that bombarded the bus. This led to several injuries on the Togolese team. After this incident, the Association withdrew its participation in the tournament back.



  • Promotion to the Ligue 1 Grenoble Foot: 2008


  • Loriont FC Player of the Month: August 2010


  • He also holds a French passport.