Marcelo Romero

Marcelo Romero
Personal information
Full name Cléver Marcelo Romero Silva
Date of birth (1976-07-04) 4 July 1976
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Defensor 33 (4)
1996–2001 Peñarol 84 (5)
2001–2007 Málaga 130 (4)
2008 Lucena 14 (0)
2009 Carolina RailHawks 0 (0)
Total 261 (13)
National team
1995–2004 Uruguay 25 (1)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Alhaurín Torre (youth)
2012–2013 Alhaurín Torre
2014–2016 Málaga (assistant)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Romero and the second or maternal family name is Silva.

Cléver Marcelo Romero Silva (born 4 July 1976) is an Uruguayan retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

After emerging at Peñarol he spent seven years of his professional career in Spain, notably at the service of Málaga (six seasons), and played for Uruguay at the 2002 World Cup.

Club career

Born in Montevideo, Romero played in the beginning of his career he played for local Defensor Sporting and C.A. Peñarol. In the summer of 2001 he was bought by La Liga side Málaga CF, teaming up with countryman Darío Silva. He was instrumental in the Andalusia club during his first four seasons, helping it to the quarterfinals of the 2002–03 UEFA Cup, via the Intertoto.

In his final two seasons, however, Romero was virtually absent from the lineups, with 2006–07 being spent, with no success, in Segunda División. In early 2008 he had a brief spell with neighbours Lucena CF in Segunda División B and, at the beginning of the following year (4 February 2009), signed with Carolina RailHawks FC of the USL First Division in the United States.[1] It quickly became apparent that Romero had suffered significant knee injuries which were not widely publicized; eventually all was revealed after he signed with the team. Injuries limited him to one substitution appearance in a pre-season exhibition game, and he was released in April 2009, without having appeared for the first team in a league game.[2]

Romero started working as a manager also in Spain, with amateurs Alhaurín de la Torre CF. In 2014 he returned to Málaga, joining newly appointed Javi Gracia's coaching staff.

International career

Romero made his debut for the Uruguay national team on 20 September 1995, in a 1–3 friendly defeat in Israel. Having appeared in two Copa América editions, he would play two games for his country at the 2002 FIFA World Cup (the draws with Senegal and France).[3]

In total, Romero earned twenty-five caps in a nine-year span.





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