Sergio Romero in February 2011
Sergio Germán Romero ( born February 22, 1987 in Bernardo de Irigoyen ) is an Argentine football player. Currently, the goalkeeper is the Italian first division club Sampdoria under contract, but playing on loan in the French Ligue 1 at AS Monaco.
2004 Romero came into the professional squad of Argentine club Racing Club Avellaneda. There he was under contract until 2007, before moving to AZ Alkmaar to Europe. The transfer fee was € 1.5 million. In Avellaneda he was only substitute and came on a few missions. But already in his first season at Alkmaar he came to regular operating times and was in competition with Joey Didulica and Boy Waterman. His first game for the Red and Whites denied Romero on September 30, 2007, when the -budgetary Number One, Boy Waterman, had to be replaced due to injury. Since 2008 /09 Romero is the number 1 at AZ Alkmaar. In his first season as a goalkeeper he remained in 18 league games without conceding a goal. In March 2009, however, he broke out of anger over a defeat in the Cup against NAC Breda hand. Nevertheless, he was able in April, three games to go, celebrate with the AZ Alkmaar the championship. In the summer of 2011, the Argentines moved to Italy for Sampdoria.
Mid- August 2013 Romero moved for one year on loan with option to buy in the French Ligue 1 at AS Monaco.
Romero was junior national team of Argentina. For the South American Junior Championship 2007, he was nominated. Behind Brazil took his team to second place and thus qualified for the U20 Junior World Cup in 2007 in Canada. After playing at the start of the group stage only 0-0 against the Czech Republic and thus had a bumpy start of the tournament, the two teams met again in the final. There, the young kicker Argentine prevailed 2-1. For the Summer Olympic Games 2008 Romero was appointed to the Argentine squad. There he was, as the No. 2 behind Oscar Ustari, Olympic champion. With the Football World Cup 2010 Romero was a regular keeper Argentina and completed all five games.
- The U20 Junior World Champion 2007
- Olympic champion: 2008
- Dutch Champion 2009