Marcelo Romero

Date of birth04 July 1976
Place of birthMontevideo
NationalityUruguayan
Weight73 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionMidfielder

An impressive man marker he began his career at Defensor Sporting before moving to Penerol for the 1997 season. He made his international debut in qualification for the 1996 World Cup Finals but has only been on the periphery of the team since. He moved to Malaga in Spain for the 2001-2002 season where he was almost ever present and his performances against Zinedine Zidane could have led to his inclusion in the starting line up.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Defensor Sporting
Penarol
Málaga

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Málaga Primera Liga 32
1
16
2002-03 Málaga Primera Liga 28
1
2
11
2
2002-03 Málaga UEFA Cup 8
1
1
2
2002-03 Málaga UEFA Intertoto Cup 2
1
2003-04 Málaga Primera Liga 22
3
1
11
2004-05 Málaga Primera Liga 26
3
1
11
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Aug 2001 Malaga v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
08 Sep 2001 Real Madrid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
16 Sep 2001 Malaga v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 3
22 Sep 2001 Las Palmas v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
29 Sep 2001 Malaga v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
03 Oct 2001 Alavés v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 6
07 Oct 2001 Malaga v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
20 Oct 2001 Malaga v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
28 Oct 2001 Real Zaragoza v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
25 Nov 2001 Tenerife v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
02 Dec 2001 Malaga v Real Sociedad D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
09 Dec 2001 Real Mallorca v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
16 Dec 2001 Malaga v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
22 Dec 2001 Valencia v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
06 Jan 2002 Malaga v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
13 Jan 2002 Real Betis v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
19 Jan 2002 Malaga v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
27 Jan 2002 Valladolid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
03 Feb 2002 Malaga v Las Palmas D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
10 Feb 2002 Malaga v Alavés D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
17 Feb 2002 Celta Vigo v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 26
24 Feb 2002 Malaga v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 27
03 Mar 2002 Barcelona v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 28
10 Mar 2002 Malaga v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
17 Mar 2002 Sevilla v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 30
23 Mar 2002 Malaga v Rayo Vallecano D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
31 Mar 2002 Osasuna v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
07 Apr 2002 Malaga v Tenerife D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
14 Apr 2002 Real Sociedad v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 34
28 Apr 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
05 May 2002 Malaga v Valencia D 0-0 Primera Liga 37
10 May 2002 Español v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 38
13 Aug 2002 Villarreal v Malaga W 0-1 Intertoto Cup Final 1st leg
27 Aug 2002 Malaga v Villarreal D 1-1
Agg: 2-1
Intertoto Cup Final 2nd leg
19 Sep 2002 Zeljeznicar Sarajevo v Malaga D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
29 Sep 2002 Celta Vigo v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
03 Oct 2002 Malaga v Zeljeznicar Sarajevo D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
06 Oct 2002 Malaga v Atlético Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
20 Oct 2002 Athletic Bilbao v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 6
27 Oct 2002 Malaga v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
31 Oct 2002 Malaga v Amica Wronki D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Nov 2002 Real Betis v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
09 Nov 2002 Malaga v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
12 Nov 2002 Amica Wronki v Malaga D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
17 Nov 2002 Valladolid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
24 Nov 2002 Malaga v Alavés D 0-0 Primera Liga 11
28 Nov 2002 Malaga v Leeds United D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
01 Dec 2002 Racing Santander v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 12
07 Dec 2002 Malaga v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
12 Dec 2002 Leeds United v Malaga W 1-2
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
15 Dec 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
05 Jan 2003 Real Sociedad v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
19 Jan 2003 Sevilla v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
26 Jan 2003 Malaga v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
02 Feb 2003 Malaga v Recreativo de Huelva D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
09 Feb 2003 Rayo Vallecano v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
15 Feb 2003 Valencia v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
20 Feb 2003 Malaga v AEK Athens D 0-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
23 Feb 2003 Malaga v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
27 Feb 2003 AEK Athens v Malaga D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
02 Mar 2003 Atlético Madrid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 24
09 Mar 2003 Malaga v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
13 Mar 2003 Malaga v Boavista D 0-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
16 Mar 2003 Español v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 26
06 Apr 2003 Osasuna v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 28
13 Apr 2003 Malaga v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
20 Apr 2003 Alavés v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 30
27 Apr 2003 Malaga v Racing Santander D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
04 May 2003 Villarreal v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
10 May 2003 Malaga v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
25 May 2003 Malaga v Real Sociedad D 0-0 Primera Liga 35
01 Jun 2003 Barcelona v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
30 Aug 2003 Malaga v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
03 Sep 2003 Valladolid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
14 Sep 2003 Valencia v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 3
21 Sep 2003 Malaga v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
28 Sep 2003 Español v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
05 Oct 2003 Malaga v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 6
19 Oct 2003 Racing Santander v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
25 Oct 2003 Malaga v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
02 Nov 2003 Malaga v Sevilla D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
23 Nov 2003 Malaga v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 12
29 Nov 2003 Atlético Madrid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
03 Dec 2003 Malaga v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
06 Dec 2003 Deportivo La Coruña v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
14 Dec 2003 Malaga v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
21 Dec 2003 Murcia v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
04 Jan 2004 Malaga v Real Sociedad D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
11 Jan 2004 Real Betis v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
25 Jan 2004 Malaga v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
30 Jan 2004 Malaga v Valencia D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
07 Mar 2004 Real Zaragoza v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 27
21 Mar 2004 Sevilla v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
10 Apr 2004 Malaga v Atlético Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
18 Apr 2004 Barcelona v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
09 May 2004 Malaga v Murcia D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
16 May 2004 Real Sociedad v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 37
12 Sep 2004 Malaga v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
19 Sep 2004 Real Mallorca v Malaga W 1-2 Primera Liga 3
26 Sep 2004 Español v Malaga L 1-0 Primera Liga 5
03 Oct 2004 Malaga v Osasuna W 2-0 Primera Liga 6
17 Oct 2004 Athletic Bilbao v Malaga L 1-0 Primera Liga 7
23 Oct 2004 Malaga v Deportivo La Coruña W 2-0 Primera Liga 8
31 Oct 2004 Real Betis v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
07 Nov 2004 Malaga v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
13 Nov 2004 Getafe v Malaga L 1-0 Primera Liga 11
28 Nov 2004 Malaga v Albacete Balompié L 0-2 Primera Liga 13
22 Dec 2004 Malaga v Real Sociedad L 1-5 Primera Liga 17
23 Jan 2005 Malaga v Atlético Madrid W 1-0 Primera Liga 20
30 Jan 2005 Real Zaragoza v Malaga L 1-0 Primera Liga 21
06 Feb 2005 Malaga v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
13 Feb 2005 Numancia v Malaga W 0-1 Primera Liga 23
20 Feb 2005 Malaga v Español W 3-2 Primera Liga 24
27 Feb 2005 Osasuna v Malaga W 1-6 Primera Liga 25
02 Mar 2005 Malaga v Athletic Bilbao W 1-0 Primera Liga 26
06 Mar 2005 Deportivo La Coruña v Malaga L 1-0 Primera Liga 27
12 Mar 2005 Malaga v Real Betis L 1-2 Primera Liga 28
20 Mar 2005 Real Madrid v Malaga L 1-0 Primera Liga 29
03 Apr 2005 Malaga v Getafe D 1-1 Primera Liga 30
10 Apr 2005 Valencia v Malaga D 2-2 Primera Liga 31
17 Apr 2005 Albacete Balompié v Malaga W 1-2 Primera Liga 32
24 Apr 2005 Malaga v Barcelona L 0-4 Primera Liga 33
01 May 2005 Levante v Malaga W 0-1 Primera Liga 34
08 May 2005 Malaga v Villarreal L 0-2 Primera Liga 35
22 May 2005 Malaga v Racing Santander W 2-0 Primera Liga 37
29 May 2005 Sevilla v Malaga W 0-2 Primera Liga 38


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Uruguay International Friendly 1
1997-98 Uruguay FIFA World Cup
1
1998-99 Uruguay Copa America
1
1999-00 Uruguay International Friendly 3
1
2000-01 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 5
2
2001-02 Uruguay International Friendly 1
1
2001-02 Uruguay Tiger Beer Challenge Trophy 1
2003-04 Uruguay FIFA World Cup
1
1
2003-04 Uruguay International Friendly 2
2003-04 Uruguay LG Middle East / Africa Peace Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Aug 1996 Japan v Uruguay L 5-3 International Friendly
20 Aug 1997 Uruguay v Chile W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Jul 1999 Argentina v Uruguay L 2-0 Copa America Group C
18 Aug 1999 Uruguay v Costa Rica W 5-4 International Friendly
08 Sep 1999 Uruguay v Venezuela W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1999 Uruguay v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Feb 2000 Uruguay v Hungary W 2-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2000 Bolivia v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
24 Apr 2001 Chile v Uruguay W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
01 Jul 2001 Uruguay v Brazil W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Aug 2001 Venezuela v Uruguay L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Nov 2001 Ecuador v Uruguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
27 Mar 2002 Saudi Arabia v Uruguay L 3-2 International Friendly
16 May 2002 China PR v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
21 May 2002 Singapore v Uruguay W 1-2 TIGER BEER CHALLENGE TROPHY
06 Jun 2002 France v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Senegal v Uruguay D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
24 Jul 2003 Peru v Uruguay W 3-4 International Friendly
13 Aug 2003 Uruguay v Cameroon W 4-0 LG MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA PEACE CUP
15 Oct 2003 Mexico v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
15 Nov 2003 Uruguay v Chile W 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.