Who is Romarinho? Get to know more about the Al-Ittihad forward

Who is Romarinho? Get to know more about the Al-Ittihad forward

Lenah Ann
May 18, 2024 at 4:12 PM
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Romarinho is a famous name in soccer, especially in Brazil and the Saudi Pro League. He plays for Al-Ittihad as a forward, and his contribution to the squad has helped the club achieve outstanding milestones. Over the years, his fame has skyrocketed due to his performance on the field playing for various clubs in South America and Saudi Arabia.

Romarinho in action during a match
Romarinho in action during a match on 28 May 2014. On the right, is him during a match against  San Jose on 10 April 2013. Photo: Miguel Schincariol, Ricardo Bufolin. (Modified by author)
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The Brazilian star has made a name for himself, bagging numerous trophies and awards, such as the 2022/23 Saudi Professional League title and the 2022 Saudi Super Cup. He was once a top scorer and a FIFA Club World Cup winner and was given his highest FIFA card rating of 92. Here is everything you need to know about Romarinho, the famous Al-Ittihad forward.

Romarinho's profile summary

Full name

Romário Ricardo da Silva

Date of birth

12 December 1990

Age

33 (as of May 2024)

Place of birth

Palestina, Brazil

Nationality

Brazilian

Ethnicity

Mixed

Height

5 feet 8 inches or 173 centimetres

Weight

159 pounds or 72 kilograms

Hair colour

Black

Eye colour

Dark brown

Parents

Ronaldo and Vera Lucia da Silva

Occupation

Professional soccer player

Active years

2009-present

Current team

Al-Ittihad

Position

Forward

Net worth

$5 million

Social media presence

Instagram

Romarinho's biography

The renowned Brazilian soccer player Romarinho (age 33 as of May 2024) was born on 12 December 1990 in Palestina, Brazil, to Ronaldo and Vera Lucia da Silva. Despite being famous, details regarding Romarinho's family and siblings have been kept from the public eye.

Top 5 facts about Romarinho
Top 5 facts about Romarinho. Photo: @romarinhooficial31
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Romarinho's career

The famous soccer player made his youth debut in 2005, playing for Rio Preto before moving to Rio Branco for the 2008/09 season. After one year at the club, he made his senior debut with them during the 2009/10 season. He later joined São Bernardo.

From 2011 to 2014, he played for the Bragantino and the Corinthians, making 46 and 121 appearances, respectively. He later moved to Jaish to further his career, making 88 appearances and scoring 49 goals.

After his contract with Jaish expired in 2017, he moved on a free transfer to Al Jazira, a team in the UAE Pro League. He scored the most goals in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Maurício Antônio.

On 9 August 2018, the renowned soccer player signed a long-term contract with Al-Ittihad of the Saudi Pro League on a deal worth approximately $7.6 million. With him on the squad, the club went on to win the 2022/23 Saudi Pro League title, their first league championship in 14 years.

Romarinho's stats

Since his debut, the Brazilian soccer player has posted some of the most outstanding results in the football world. According to Transfermarkt, he has made 466 appearances in all competitions, scored 184 goals and provided 49 assists. Here is a detailed summary of his career stats.

Club

Appearances

Goals

Assists

Yellow cards

Al-Ittihad Club

213

95

30

15

Sport Club Corinthians Paulista

110

15

6

13

El-Jaish SC

88

49

4

3

Al-Jazira (Abu Dhabi)

32

15

9

3

Red Bull Bragantino

23

10

-

2

Total

466

184

49

36

Romarinho's career achievements and awards

Romarinho celebrates after a win
Romarinho celebrates after a win. Photo: @romarinhooficial31
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In his career, the 2022/23 Saudi Professional League winner has played for various clubs such as the Corinthians, Jaish and Al-Ittihad. Here is a list of his career awards and achievements.

  • FIFA Club World Cup - 2012
  • Recopa Sudamericana - 2013
  • Copa Libertadores - 2012
  • Campeonato Paulista - 2013
  • Qatar Cup - 2014, 2016
  • Fans' Asian Champions League XI - 2016
  • Saudi Professional League Player of the Month - 2019, 2022
  • Saudi Super Cup - 2022
  • Saudi Professional League - 2022/23
  • Saudi Professional League Team of the Year - 2022/23

Romarinho's FC 24 rating

As of 2024, the Al-Ittihad star has a rating of 79. While playing as a central attacking midfielder, he has a potential of 77. His skills move in FIFA 24 is 4 with a week foot of 4. He is right-footed, and his work rates are high/medium. He does not have a real face in-game.

Romarinho celebrates during a match
Romarinho celebrates during a match. Photo: @romarinhooficial31
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Romarinho's FIFA history

Since FIFA 14, the Brazilian forward has had 14 different cards in 4 different positions: CAM, CF, ST, and LW. During that period, his ratings have varied between 71 and 92.

Romarinho's salary and net worth

According to Capology, the Al-Ittihad star takes home a gross annual salary of approximately $1.9 million in the 2023/24 season or approximately 36,000 per week, exclusive of bonuses. His current contract with the Saudi club will expire on 30 June 2024.

As per People Ai, the Brazilian soccer player has a net worth of approximately $5 million as of May 2024. He made most of his fortune through his career salaries, alongside various brand endorsements and sponsorship deals.

Latest news

According to Arab News, Al-Ittihad's coach, Nuno Espirito Santo, addressed the authorities to allow the renowned forward to get Saudi citizenship so that he can be eligible to play for the Kingdom internationally. He said,

We are studying the possibility of Romarinho obtaining Saudi nationality to be a local player. He has spent a long time in Saudi Arabia, and I hope he will obtain a Saudi passport. We are trying to move forward in this regard, and the matter will also benefit the Saudi national team itself.

Frequently asked questions

Romarinho Da Silva of Al Ittihad during the Saudi Pro League match
Romarinho Da Silva of Al Ittihad during the Saudi Pro League match between Al-Ittihad and Al-Raed at King Abdul Aziz Stadium on 23 December 2023. Photo: Yasser Bakhsh
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As one of the best strikers in the Saudi Pro League, the Brazilian national has made history in the soccer world. His fame has attracted numerous fans who want to know more about him. Here are the frequently asked questions about the Al-Ittihad forward.

What is Romarinho's nationality and ethnicity?

The renowned Al-Ittihad forward is a Brazilian national of mixed ethnic background.

Is Romarinho on Instagram?

The famous soccer forward is a famous individual across various social media platforms. As of May 2024, he has over 832k followers on Instagram.

What is Romarinho's height and weight?

The Brazilian soccer player is 5 feet 8 inches or 173 centimetres tall and weighs 159 pounds or 72 kilograms. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Does Romarinho have a wife?

According to World Today News, the Al-Ittihad forward has a wife who was pictured wearing a Bisht given to her by fans. Although Romarinho has kept most details about her wife private, she has been seen in some of his matches.

Final word

Since he joined Al-Ittihad, Romarinho has been vital to the club's performance and achievements. His determination is a direct reflection of his successful football career. As he continues to post incredible soccer results, we hope to see more of him in the coming years.

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Lenah Ann is a Kenyan-based content creator with 2 years of experience. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media and Communication from Dedan Kimathi, Kenya in 2021.