Like his twin brother, and current Leeds United first team player, Ronaldo Vieira, Romario Vieira is a player blessed with potential and the names of two of football’s greatest players.

What’s more, the similarities don’t stop there with Romario set to join his brother on the  international stage (tweet – below). Whilst Ronaldo Vieira has pledged his immediate future to England, and won a World Cup winner’s medal in the bargain, brother Romario is looking at representing the country of his birth.

He, like his brother, came to England from Portugal, brought by their parents seeking a better life for them. Both were playing for the i2i Academy in York when they successfully signed on at Elland Road. Ronaldo signed a professional, three-year contract in September 2016, having already made his début at the end of the previous season with a cameo appearance against Preston North End in a 1-1 end-of-season draw.

Romario signed on at the same time, signing an initial one-year deal to play as part of Leeds United’s Under-development squad. He’s since had that extended and has gone on to become a key member of what can be thought of as the reserve set-up at Elland Road.

However, Romario, in earning his international call-up for Guinea-Bissau at first team level, has beaten his brother Ronaldo to that particular footballing landmark. The news of his call-up has been well-received by Leeds United fans, many who were quick to congratulate the youngster on his Twitter post.

Leeds United fans congratulate Romario Vieira on international call-up

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