Carlos Angel Roa is a retired Argentine football goalkeeper. Roa was nicknamed Lechuga (Lettuce) by his teammates because he follows a strict vegetarian diet.
Roa started playing for Racing in 1988, where he played before transferring to Lanus in 1994. Three seasons later, and after winning the Copa CONMEBOL 1996, he moved to Spain to play with RCD Mallorca.
A year later, Lechuga Roa returned to Mallorca for the 2000/2001 season, but didn't find continuity, playing only a few matches. He moved then to another Spanish team; Albacete Balompie, but testicular cancer forced him to stop playing and, after an operation, to spend an entire year between chemotherapy and rehabilitation. Then he trained with Spanish Third Division Constancia de Inca, before returning to homeland Argentina to play for Olimpo de Bahia Blanca, where he retired from professional football.
Carlos Roa's twists and turns
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