Alaixys Romao

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Alaixys Romao
Personal information
Full name Jacques-Alaixys Romao [1]
Date of birth (1984-01-18) 18 January 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth L'Haÿ-les-Roses, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
2002–2004 Toulouse B 71 (0)
2004–2007 Louhans-Cuiseaux 82 (5)
2007–2010 Grenoble 96 (2)
2010–2013 Lorient 83 (2)
2013–2016 Marseille 106 (4)
2016–2018 Olympiacos 35 (3)
2018–2020 Reims 43 (0)
2020–2021 Guingamp 35 (0)
2021– Ionikos 0 (0)
National team
2002–2003 France U-18 0 (0)
2005–2019 Togo 69 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 18:28, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2019

Jacques-Alaixys Romao (born 18 January 1984), commonly known as Alaixys Romao, is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Super League Greece club Ionikos, for which he is captain. Born in France, he represented Togo at international level.


Club career

Early career

Romao started his professional career with Toulouse FC, but only managed appearances for the B team in 2004–05 and was then transferred for free to Louhans-Cuiseaux in the Championnat National, the French third tier.[ citation needed ]


In the 2007–08 season, he was traded for free to Grenoble and his career took off. A solid and rugged defensive midfielder, Romao proved a valuable asset for Grenoble. His first season with the club saw him appear 30 times in Ligue 2 with 2 goals and 10 yellow cards topped with a promotion to Ligue 1.[ citation needed ]

In 2008–09, he made 37 appearances, 32 of them as a starter in Ligue 1 and managed to avoid the drop. The next season, Romao made 29 appearances for Grenoble and 2 assists. However, Grenoble was not able to avoid the drop this time and was relegated.[ citation needed ]


Romao was then signed by FC Lorient in July 2010 for a reported fee of 8,000.00 GBP. In the 2010–11 season, his first with FC Lorient, Romao made 33 appearances in Ligue 1 with a goal and 2 assists, 2 appearances in the Ligue Cup and 2 appearances in the French Cup competition with 1 goal. Romao made another 32 appearances as a starter in the 2011–12 season with a goal and an assist, but also with 11 yellow cards and 2 red cards.[ citation needed ]


On 31 January 2013, Romao was signed by Marseille. According to L'Équipe, the transfer fee paid to Lorient was €2 million and the duration of Romao's contract was 3.5 years. [2] At the end of his contract in the summer of 2016, he was released by the club, having made 127 appearances in all competitions, scoring 4 goals. [3] [4]


On 31 August 2016, Romao joined Greek club Olympiacos, signing a two-year contract with the option of another year. [3] At the end of the season, he helped the club to win the 7th consecutive Super League title.

On 16 August 2017, he scored his first international goal with the club, as Olympiacos came from behind, in first half, to win 2–1 against HNK Rijeka in added time for the 1st leg of UEFA Champions League play-offs. [5] On 16 September 2017, he signed a new contract with the club, which would keep him at the club till the summer of 2020. [6]


On 24 July 2018, Romao joined French club Stade de Reims, signing a two-year deal with the option of another year. [7]

International career

The French-born player has featured for the French under-18 national team,[ citation needed ] but is a member of the Togolese national team since 2005, for which he was called up to the 2006 World Cup. [8]

In 2013 he played in all matches at 2013 Africa Cup of Nations where his team reached the quarter-finals. [9] [10]

In March 2019, Romao was called up for the first time since October 2017, being selected for the decisive 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Benin. [11]

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