Roman Torres Biography

June 24, 2018
First published on:June 18, 2018
by Jack Ol

Facts of Roman Torres

Roman Torres is a star Panamanian player who serves as the captain of the National team and also plays for the MLS club Seattle Sounders FC as a defender. Regarded as the star player of the Nation, he has previously played for several clubs like San Francisco, Cortuluá, La Equidad, Atlético Junior, Atlético Nacional and Millonarios.

 

He is the captain of the 23-man squad selected to play in the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Roman Torres' Early Life

Torres was born on 20 March 1986 (age 32) in Panama City, Panama. He was born to mother, Guissel de Torres, and father, Román Torres Asprilla. He was keenly interested in football since his childhood and his mother used to buy him 3 pairs of shoes every year. He holds Panamanian nationality and is of mixed Hispanic ethnicity.

Roman Torres' Net worth and Salary

Torres' base salary playing for Seattle in 2017 was reported to be $433,000. He currently earns $575,000 as base salary and $645,000 in addition as compensation in 2018.

He was paid $438,000 as a base salary in his first season with the club in 2015.

Moreover, he also earns extra amount from his endorsement deals with various brands. Torres has an Audi car.

Roman Torres' Personal Life

The Panamanian star is married to his wife Yibiel Patiño. The couple has two children together. The eldest child is Adriano Torres, a son while the other is a daughter. Adriano was born in January 3, 2008, and Torres named him after his idol footballer.

The couple is living a happy married life together.

Roman Torres' Career

Roman Torres played with Chepo at the youth level. He started his professional career with Chepo in 2004 and played 27 games scoring 5 goals. In 2005, he joined San Francisco where he appeared in 33 games and scored 4 goals.

The defender moved to Cortulua and scored 6 goals appearing in 33 matches. He is most known for his long stint with La Equidad from 2007-2015 where he appeared in 84 matches. He also won the Copa Colombia with the club in 2008.

During that time, he was loaned to several clubs and was the prominent player of the club. In 2015, he joined Seattle Sounders FC in MLS and has been playing for the club since then.

Torres has been representing his national side since 2005. He has also played World Cup qualification in 2006 and 2010. He scored the crucial goal against Costa Rica in the 2018 World Cup qualification which helped Panama to be qualified to the World Cup.

Some of the other members of the team are Harold CummingsIsmael Díaz etc.


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