Blessed with a full range of skills and a solid physique, Sergio Romero possesses excellent reflexes, is comfortable with the ball at his feet and commanding in the air.
It is for those reasons that he has always had the confidence of Argentina’s coaches over the last few years, despite not always being a first choice at the clubs where he has played.
Nicknamed Chiquito, Romero was between the posts for Argentina when they won the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 and when they collected gold at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Beijing 2008.
Diego Maradona handed him his first senior cap in 2009 and he has remained his country’s first choice ever since, making a decisive contribution in the qualifiers for Brazil 2014.
The only Argentina player to play every minute in the Russia 2018 preliminaries, Romero will head to the world finals as La Albiceleste’s most capped goalkeeper of all time.