In the late 80 football was very different from what we know today and in teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona where today (except for some cases) It seems almost surreal arrived players like the protagonist of this article, the good of Julio Cesar Romero aka Romerito. The signing of this Paraguayan came to the fore in 1988 when the first Barcelona of Johan Cruyff began to walk and the signing of Romerito intended to be the cornerstone of that team then mark an era.
Obviously it was not. Born in 1960, Romerito came to Barcelona with the season already begun by 40 million pesetas in the late 80 they were a few million. The Cruyff himself warranted his move as Romerito, He came with a pretty good record in South America but in Europe at that time without the means today as Google or Youtube, I did not know hardly anyone. Less for a giant like Barcelona.
Romerito was named best South American footballer 1985 and he had triumphed in Brazil's Fluminense. He had also played in the old cosmos that gave its last legs and the Sportivo Luqueño. As everything pointed, his move was a disaster because it did not gather or ten games with Barcelona and just spent a few months as Barca despite the millionaire who had paid for it.
They reached tildarle jinx for Barça and his later career was not very prominent although retired in 1998 when he was 38 years. He played for Puebla, Olimpia Asuncion, Deportes La Serena, Cerro Corá Club and Sportivo Luqueño again. With Paraguay if he was better where he was an idol and when he was 19 years was a key element for the Paraguayans won the America's Cup 1979.
Although it did not have a spectacular race perhaps all that could to think for it as apart of his career was modest Barcelona, Pele himself included it in his list of 125 best living players 2004, O'rei coming from something that is worthy of praise. And is that despite everything, Romerito got the recognition of two of the best players ever, Pele and Cruyff but still, It was one of the worst signings in the history of the League.