Player Details


Roman Celentano




6' 3"


201 lbs

Date of Birth

9.14.2000 (23)





Position Detail


Preferred Side


Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24

Player Category

Generation adidas
Career Summary

Roman Celentano was drafted by FC Cincinnati No. 2 overall in MLS SuperDraft 2022 on January 12, 2022. He was added to the roster as a Generation adidas player.

2022 (FC Cincinnati): Made 27 regular season appearances, all starts, in his rookie season … earned his first start on April 24 in a nationally-televised matchup with LAFC where he made six saves replacing an injured Alec Kann, where he earned MLS Team of the Week Bench honors … started every match throughout the remainder of the regular season and into the postseason, where he recorded five clean sheets and a club record 85 saves in a season … his two penalty kick saves on June 29 vs NYC and on Sept. 17 at RSL matched Spencer Richey’s club record for PK saves in a career and in a single season … earned three total MLS Team of the Week honors, including one in the Starting XI in Week 10 as part of his two clean sheets in a week against TOR and MIN, where he made 11 combined saves … his 27 games started and 10 wins marked club records for most in a season by a goalkeeper … his seven first half saves against NYC on Sept. 7 marked a club record … started both games in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs and earned a win against the New York Red Bulls in Round One, where he made six saves.

COLLEGE (Indiana): Celentano became the first goalkeeper in Big Ten history to win the conference’s Goalkeeper of the Year award multiple times in a career, doing so in consecutive seasons … In 2021, he recorded a career-high 11 shutouts, including seven consecutive clean sheets in the month of October, the second-longest single-season streak in Indiana program history … a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, Celentano twice earned Best XI first-team recognition from Top Drawer Soccer … as a sophomore in the 2020-21 season, he was named a second-team All-American by United Soccer Coaches after conceding just six goals in 1490 minutes of action and registering a 0.36 goals-against-average … Celentano’s stellar play helped Indiana advance to the 2020 NCAA National Championship against Marshall, where he was named the Defensive Most Outstanding Player of the tournament … ended his collegiate career with a record of 37-10-5, allowing just 33 goals in 52 matches.