Sergio Romero’s career, club by club
After his debut in Racing Club, the team in which he formed and in which he became professional, he was really there for a very short time and after four games he was transferred. for the 07/08 season to the Dutch team AZ Alkmaar. A young Romero arrived in an unknown country and to a team whose direction was under the leadership of Louis van Gaal, a legendary coach.
Although it is not the club in which he spent the longest time, it is the one in which he played the most games: in total He saved as a starter 122 times and that was his true launch into world football. Although at Racing Club he had shown his ability, he was really there for very little time and in the Dutch league was where he began to acquire the experience that would later help him travel to different places.
In 2008, when he was already established in the goal of AZ Alkmaar, he was called up to participate with Argentina in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. There he met again with some teammates from the U-20 champion team a year earlier, as well as sharing the squad with other figures such as Lionel Messi y Juan roman riquelme. That August 23, 2008, in the final against Nigeria, Romero started and the Albiceleste won 1-0 with a goal from Ángel Di María to take the Gold medal for the second consecutive time, after what was achieved in Athens 2004.
And this was practically a stained glass window because Diego Armando Maradona He was called up to the first team of the Argentina National Team and as he established himself in goal, he became the starting goalkeeper during the 2010 World Cup, played in South Africa. The Albiceleste team ended its journey in the quarterfinals by losing to Germany, with Romero as a starter in all games.
After this adventure, he was transferred to Sampdoria, from the Italian Serie A. At 24 years old he assumed a new responsibility in another league and in another country. He was there two seasons in a row, and the third, in 2013/14, he was loaned to AS Monaco from France, where he had very little continuity (he only saved 9 games and conceded 7 goals). The following season he returned to the Italian club for one more period and ended, after three seasons, with a record of 74 games played and 80 goals conceded.
Although he was beginning to lose his playing time at the club level**, in 2014 he was once again part of the Argentine National Team in the Brazil Soccer World Cup**, with Alejandro Sabella as the coach. His great performance came in an epic semifinal against the Netherlands, where he saved 2 penalties and gave the team a place in the final against Germany.
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