Argentine professional footballer Sergio Romero will surely go down in history as one of the most successful goalkeepers the nation has ever had, with two world cup trips under his belt, Romero is the most capped goalkeeper in the Argentine national football team, having made over 90 appearances for his national team since making his debut in 2009.
Romero could have made his third consecutive trip to the world cup, but unfortunately, a reported knee injury saw him being ruled out just weeks before the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. His exemption from the final team seemed controversial after his wife told the media that “many people want him (Romero) out.”
He joined English Premier League side Manchester United in 2015 and subsequently rose to become the team’s first choice goalkeeper.
Sergio Romero’s Wife
Sergio Romero is a married man and has been since 2008. His wife is Argentine actress and model Eliana Guercio. Romero’s wife was born on October 12, 1977, in Lanus, Argentina. She is ten years older than her husband. The pair met in 2007 and after about 6 months of dating, they got married on 16 October 2008. The couple share at least two kids together including daughter Yazmin born in 2010 and another daughter named Chloe born in September 2012. As a result of Chloe’s birth, Romero had to miss a match.
Mrs. Romero began her entertainment career at nightclubs before transitioning to the TV. She shot to fame in Argentina after she appeared nude in a show called Más que diferente. Eliana began surfacing on TV around 2005. She has acted in the TV series, Casados con hijos, Son de Fierro, and Todos contra Juan. Eliana has also appeared as herself in a number of Argentine TV shows, including Bailando por un sueño of which she was a contestant from 2006 to 2008. She has appeared as a guest in TV series like Susana Giménez, and Los ángeles de la mañana.
Since she began having kids with Romero, Eliana has become less visible in the Argentine entertainment industry. Romero’s wife was involved in a feud with Barbados pop star Rihanna during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The feud stemmed from reports that Rihanna had her eye on her husband Sergio. In response to Rihanna’s interest in her man, Eliana said that she would let Rihanna have Sergio for a week if Argentina won the world cup. Fortunately for her, and unluckily for Rihanna, Argentina lost the final to Germany.
Before her whirlwind romance with Romero led to their 2008 marriage, Eliana was linked with a different Sergio – Kun Sergio Aguero. Since 2006, rumors have swirled in the Argentine media space that Romero’s wife got romantic with the Manchester City striker and even slept with him. Eliana has denied the rumors over the years maintaining that she has never even met Kun, and despite her marriage to Romero, the rumors continue to plague her.
In 2015, Sergio Romero had to get on national TV to join his wife in debunking the rumors saying that his wife has never had a thing to do with Aguero. He also said that he and Aguero have been friends for almost a decade.
Romero’s wife stands at 6 feet (1.85 m) tall and measures quite well with her towering husband.
His Body Measurements
According to ESPN, Sergio Romero’s height and weight measurement has it that he stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.93 m. The goalkeeper weighs about 83 kg or 183 lbs which is just right to keep fit when manning the post.
Other Facts About Sergio Romero
1. Romero’ birth name is Sergio Germán Romero and he was born on 22 February 1987 in Bernardo de Irigoyen, Argentina.
2. Romero began his youth career at Almirante Brown in 1996 and started his senior career in 2006 with Racing Club.
3. His brothers nicknamed him “Chiquito;”
Though Romero towers at 6 feet 3 inches tall, his brothers nicknamed him Chiquito which means tiny, the reason being that he is relatively short when compared to his gigantic brothers. One of his brothers named Diego who plays basketball stands at an intimidating 6 feet 9 inches tall, that is 2.06 m.
4. In 2008, Sergio Romero was part of the Argentia national team that won gold at the Olympics.
5. Romero has been coached by Louis Van Gaal in two separate teams;
When Van Gaal signed Romero to Manchester United on a free transfer in 2015, he was completely aware of his abilities as he had coached him during his years at Dutch club AZ.
6. Salary and Net Worth;
In 2012 during his time at Sampdoria, Sergio’s salary was revealed to be €1.2 million. Though the worth of his 3-year deal with Manchester United was not revealed, it later came to light that Romero earns £50,000 weekly. Sergio Romero’s net worth has been estimated at $8 million.