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Enrique Romero

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Height  1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Years  Team
Playing position  Left back
Name  Enrique Romero
Enrique Romero
Full name  Enrique Fernandez Romero
Date of birth  (1971-06-23) 23 June 1971 (age 44)
Place of birth  Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Enrique Fernandez Romero (born 23 June 1971) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.

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He played for four clubs during his professional career over the course of 16 seasons – notably Deportivo, which he helped win four major titles, including its only La Liga championship – amassing top division totals of 396 games and 14 goals.

Romero represented Spain at the 2002 World Cup.

Club career

Born in Jerez de la Frontera, Province of Cadiz, Romero started his professional career with La Rioja's CD Logrones, appearing in only three La Liga games in his first two seasons combined but being first-choice in 1993–94, with the team again managing to retain its division status.

After having represented Valencia CF and RCD Mallorca, never appearing in less than 30 league matches during his spell with both clubs combined, he joined Deportivo de La Coruna in 1998. There, Romero blossomed as a very offensive left-back, notably playing in 50 UEFA Champions League matches for the Galicians and contributing with 34 games and one goal in the 1999–2000 campaign as Depor won its first national championship.

In the 2006 summer, after being ousted by younger Joan Capdevila – although he was a very reliable defensive unit, never making less than 17 appearances and sometimes playing as central defender – Romero signed with Real Betis. After a sole season, which coincided with the emergence of new signing Fernando Vega, he opted to retire from professional football at the age of 36, having appeared in more than 500 official matches (nearly 400 in the Spanish top division, the only he competed in).

International career

Romero gained ten caps for Spain, his first appearance coming on 23 February 2000 in a friendly match with Croatia, in Split. He represented the nation at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea, playing three matches for the eventual quarterfinalists.

Honours

Deportivo
  • La Liga: 1999–2000
  • Copa del Rey: 2001–02
  • Supercopa de Espana: 2000, 2002
  • Mallorca
  • Copa del Rey: Runner-up 1997–98
  • References

    Enrique Romero Wikipedia


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