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Nov 23, 2016   |  1:56AM AET

Meet Mexican international Arianna Romero

Meet Mexican international Arianna Romero

Here are 22 things you may not know about star defender Arianna Romero.

1. Arianna Romero was born on the 29th of July in 1992 and is 5″3 tall.

Arianna Romero

2. Romero is a tough competitor who loves a sliding challenge.

Arianna Romero

3. Her Instagram handle is @ari_sombrero.

Olympic qualifiers start today!! Games will be streaming online NBC Sports ??? Partido contra Puerto Rico hoy!! #vamosmexico #gameday

A video posted by Arianna ‘Ari’ Romero (@ari_sombrero) on

4. The defender’s full name is Arianna “Ari” Jeanette Romero Téllez, and she was born in Glendale, Arizona.

Glendale

5. Arianna is a proud Mexican, with both of her parents hailing from there.

6. Romero is on FIFA 17 as a right-back for the Mexican Women’s National Team.

Hasta en el video juego es igual de hermosa @ari_sombrero. #teamariromero #trifemenil

A video posted by Arianna Jeanette Romero Téllez (@ariromerofans) on

7. Romero played for Icelandic club íBV.

8. Romero attended the University of Nebraska, where she enjoyed a successful college career. She was influential throughout their Big 10 Conference Championship season in 2013.

Happy. Proud. Love. Humble #BTC #NEBZ

A photo posted by Arianna ‘Ari’ Romero (@ari_sombrero) on

9. Arianna joined National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) expansion club Houston Dash in 2014 and played 21 games for the side.

10. Romero won Bronze at the 2012 U20’s Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) tournament in Panama & Silver in the 2010 competition in Guatemala.

México 2 Columbia 0. Ganamos el ORO?so proud #lovemyteam

A photo posted by Arianna ‘Ari’ Romero (@ari_sombrero) on

11. Arianna met NBA icon Kobe Bryant.

Got to meet @kobebryant after one of our soccer games! In honor of the legend’s last game in my city ?? #respect

A photo posted by Arianna ‘Ari’ Romero (@ari_sombrero) on

12. Romero played against World Champions, the United States Women’s National team, earlier this year in a CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier.

13. Arianna has a huge fan base, which includes 10.8K followers on Instagram two fan pages – @ariromerofans and @ariromero_fanpage.

14. Romero always has time for fans.

15. Arianna is very close with her family.

16. Romero played in the 2015 FIFA World Cup for Mexico in Canada.

Defensa de MÉXICO ? ready to fight every minute with these girls?? #youcantsitwithus #somosmexico

A photo posted by Arianna ‘Ari’ Romero (@ari_sombrero) on

17. Romero played against United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) superstar Alex Morgan in 2014.

18. Arianna saved this certain goal for her team in Iceland.

19. Romero graduated from the University of Nebraska last year.

20. Arianna played against USWNT legend and World Cup winner Heather O’Reilly. 

21. Romero served as a volunteer soccer coach in Iceland.

22. In 2013, Arianna won Big 10 Conference Defender of the Year and was picked in the Second-Team National Soccer Coache’s Association of America (NSCAA) All-America squad.