Romeo Castelen ( niderl. Romeo Castelen ; May 3, 1983 , Paramaribo , Suriname ) - Dutch footballer , who played the position of midfielder . He played for the Netherlands national team .
Paramaribo , Suriname
Castelen began his career at the ADO club Den Haag , making his debut in the 2000/01 season and having spent only 3 matches for the entire season. The following season, he has already become a player in the main team and one of the favorites of the fans. In the 2002/03 season, his game helped the club reach the top division . With his play, Castelen attracted the immense attention of the leading clubs in the Netherlands.
In 2004, Romeo moved to Rotterdam Feyenoord . His first season at the club was very successful, he played 30 matches and scored 10 goals, which attracted the attention of the Netherlands national team coach Marco van Basten .
The following season, Castelen played 23 matches and scored 9 goals, but due to injury at the end of the season, he was forced to miss the 2006 World Cup . After two successful seasons in Rotterdam, the third was unsuccessful. “Feyenoord” took only 7th place, while Romeo played only 12 matches due to injury.
The Castelen contract ended in the summer of 2007, Feyenoord offered a new contract, but the player refused and signed a four-year agreement with the German Hamburg .
February 15, 2013 moved to Nizhny Novgorod " Volga ".
In July 2013, he signed a two-year contract with the club " Valwake "  .
Since 2014, has been playing in the Australian A-League for the Western Sydney Wanderers club. He plays a leading role in the club, often helping the team in a difficult situation.
With the youth team of the Netherlands, Castelen won the 2006 European Championship . In the main team, he debuted on August 18, 2004 in a match against Sweden . Total for the national team spent 10 matches and scored 1 goal.
Romeo’s sister and mother died in a plane crash in Paramaribo on June 7, 1989.