Romain Saïss

Squad No. 27
Date of Birth March 26, 1990
Age 32
Height 188cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Bourg-de-Péage
Previous Clubs SCO Angers

Romain Ghanem Paul Saïss (‎born 26 March 1990) is a professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers and captains the Morocco national team as a defender or a midfielder.

He began his career with Valence, then played for Le Havre and Clermont of Ligue 2, and Angers of Ligue 1 before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2016.

A full international since 2012, Saïss has earned over 40 caps for Morocco. He represented the nation at two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

On 30 August 2016, Saïss moved to England, joining Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal. He made his debut on 17 September in a 2–0 win at Newcastle United. In the game, he was subjected to racial abuse by opponent Jonjo Shelvey, who was given a five-match ban and £100,000 fine by The FA in December.

He scored his first goal for the club on 30 September 2017 in a 4–0 win against Burton Albion.

Following Wolves’s promotion to the Premier League in 2018, Saïss made his debut Premier League appearance as a substitute in a 1–1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on 22 September 2018. His first start in the Premier League came in a 1–2 defeat away to Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium on 30 November.

Saïss scored his first Premier League goal for Wolves in a 1–1 draw with Fulham at Craven Cottage on 26 December 2018. On 21 February 2019 he agreed a new contract until the summer of 2021.

On 25 July 2019 Saïss made his debut appearance in UEFA European club football competition as a late substitute in Wolves’s 2–0 home win against Crusaders in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round and on 24 October he scored his first goal in such a competition when he scored the opening goal of a 2–1 away win at Slovan Bratislava in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage.