Romell Quioto

Romell Samir Quioto Robinson (born 9 August 1991) is a Honduran professional footballer who plays as a forward for Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer and the Honduras national team.

Romell Quioto
Personal information
Full name Romell Samir Quioto Robinson[1]
Date of birth (1991-08-09) 9 August 1991 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Balfate, Honduras[1][3]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Montreal Impact
Number 30
Youth career
2008–2009 Unión Ájax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Vida 77 (20)
2012Wisła Kraków (loan) 9 (0)
2014–2016 Olimpia 96 (38)
2017–2019 Houston Dynamo 72 (15)
2020– Montreal Impact 15 (6)
National team
2010 Honduras U20 2 (0)
2012–2016 Honduras U23 8 (2)
2012– Honduras 47 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 October 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 June 2019

Club career

C.D.S. Vida

Quioto came up through the youth ranks of Unión Ájax before being sold to Liga Nacional side C.D.S. VIda. Quioto made his debut for Vida in the Liga Nacional during the 2010 Clausura season and scored his first goal 6 March 2010 in a 4–1 over Real Juventud.[4] For the 2012–13 season he was loaned out to Polish Ekstraklasa side Wisła Kraków. He had 2 assists in his debut, a 5–0 win against Luboński 1943 in the Polish Cup[5] Quioto stepped on a players leg on 31 August 2012 and received a 5-game suspension. By the time he returned, Quioto had lost his place in the team and could only make a few substitute appearances.[5] The loan was terminated in January 2013.[6] Quioto returned to Vida for the 2013 Clausura and he finished joint top scorer for the 2013 Apertura

C.D. Olimpia

On 30 November 2013, Quioto signed with C.D. Olimpia. He would make his debut for Olimpia on 12 January 2014 in a 1–1 draw against C.D. Real Sociedad.[4] He scored his first goal for Olimpia on 26 January in their Clásico Moderno match against rival club Real España. He would make his first appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League on 5 August 2014 against Alpha United.[7] On 9 May 2015, Quioto would help the 2015 Honduran Cup, scoring a goal in the 3–1 win over Platense. In his time with Olimpia, Quioto helped them win the 2014 Clausura, the 2015 Clausura, and the 2016 Clausura, as well as the 2015 Honduran Cup and the 2016 Honduran Supercup Clausura.[8]

Houston Dynamo

On 23 December 2016, Romell Quioto was sold to Major League Soccer team Houston Dynamo.[8] He scored on his Dynamo debut on 4 March 2017 in a 3–1 win over the Seattle Sounders. The goal was named MLS Goal of the Week and he was named to the Team of the Week. He would score in his first 3 games for Houston. He would stay hot as he found the back of the net in his next two games as well. After a quite April, Quioto scored again and picked up his first assist for Houston on 6 May in a 4–0 win over Orlando City.[9] Quioto helped the Dynamo qualify for the MLS Playoffs for the first time since 2013. The Dynamo would reach the Western Conference Finals before falling to the Sounders.[10]

in 2018, Quioto got off to a slow start, with 0 goals or assists in the first five matches. However, in the 6th game of the season, he would score one and pick up 2 assists in a 5–1 win over Toronto. This was the start of a period of great form for Quioto, scoring 3 and assisting 6 in a 7-game stretch.[11] He was twice named to the MLS Team of the Week during this stretch.[12][13] On September 29, Quioto scored in the 87th minute to give Houston a 3–2 win over the San Jose Earthquakes.[11] In the final match of the regular season Quioto scored one to help the Dynamo overcome a 2–0 deficit to defeat the LA Galaxy 3–2.[14] Quioto was named to the Team of the Week as a result.[15] Although the Dynamo missed out on the MLS playoffs for 2018, they would win the 2018 US Open Cup, the first in club history. He scored 2 goals in the Dynamo's 4–2 win over Sporting Kansas City on 18 July.[10] In the final, Quioto hit a shot that resulted in an on-goal, helping the Dynamo defeat the Philadelphia Union 3–0.[16] The Open Cup win qualified them for the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.[17] Quioto finished the year with 8 goals and 12 assists in 36 games across all competitions.[10]

Quioto made his first appearance of the 2019 season in Houston's opening game; a 1–0 win over C.D. Guastatoya in the Champions League on 19 February.[7] He picked up his first assist of the year on 9 March, sending in a cross that Mauro Manotas directed into the net in the 86th minute to give the Dynamo a 2–1 win over the Montreal Impact. Quioto scored his first goal of the season 6 July in a 3–2 defeat at FC Cincinnati. He would find the back of the net again in the Dynamo's next match, however they would lose again, this time to LAFC.[18] On 8 August, Quioto was sent off for elbowing NYCFC defender Rónald Matarrita in the back of the head. The Dynamo would go on to lose 3–2. After the game, Dynamo head coach Wilmer Cabrera announced after the game that he had apologized to the referees and the NYCFC coaches and players for Quioto's actions, stating "I will not tolerate it more on the team because we come to play football. I apologize to the fans, the Houston Dynamo team and the entire league because what happened today." Quioto apologized for his actions on social media after the game.[19] On 16 August, the MLS announced that Quioto had been suspended an additional game, besides the automatic suspension for a red card, and fined an undisclosed amount for violent conduct as well as fined him for failing to leave the field quickly after receiving the red card.[20] Even after the suspension, Quioto did not return to the Dynamo first team. He was not allowed in the locker room and trained separately from the rest of the team.[21] On 7 October 2019, Quioto revealed through his social media accounts that he would no longer continue with the Dynamo. He had not played for two months.[22]

Montreal Impact

On 20 November 2019, Quioto was traded to the Montreal Impact in exchange for Víctor Cabrera and $100,000 in allocation money.[23] He made his Impact debut on 19 February 2020, scoring once in a 2–2 draw with Deportivo Saprissa in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 tie. He would start the return leg, a 0–0 draw that saw Montreal advance. He made his MLS debut for the Impact on 29 February, scoring once in a 2–1 over the New England Revolution.[7]

International career

He earned his first cap for Honduras on 29 February 2012 in a friendly match against Ecuador.[24] Quioto represented Honduras at the 2016 Summer Olympics and made 6 appearances and scored 1 goal, helping Honduras finish 4th.[10] He scored his first senior team goal on 10 February 2016, a 1–3 loss to Guatemala in a friendly.[7] On 10 October 2017, Quioto scored the winning goal against Mexico in the last match of 2018 World Cup Qualifiers to qualify Honduras for the Inter-Continental Playoff,[10] although it became useless with Honduras' defeat to Australia that saw the AFC giant qualified instead.

Career statistics


As of 2 September 2020[25][26]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[lower-alpha 1] League Cup[lower-alpha 2] Continental Total
CD Vida 2009-10 Liga Nacional 9 2 9 2
2010–11 151151
2011–12 238238
2012-13 13 2 13 2
2013-14 16 6 16 6
Total 76190000007619
Wisła Kraków (loan) 2012–13 Ekstraklasa 9020110
CD Olimpia 2013–14 Liga Nacional 1950[lower-alpha 3]0195
2014–15 35175[lower-alpha 3]24019
2015–16 3093[lower-alpha 3]0339
2016–17 1272[lower-alpha 3]2149
Total 9638000010410642
Houston Dynamo 2017 Major League Soccer 2270040267
2018 32642368
2019 182005[lower-alpha 4]0232
Total 72154240508517
Montreal Impact 2020 Major League Soccer 9[lower-alpha 5]300002[lower-alpha 3]1114
Career totals 26275624017528984
  1. Appearances in Honduran Cup, Polish Cup, and US Open Cup
  2. Appearances in MLS Cup Playoffs
  3. Appearances in CONCACAF Champions League
  4. Four appearances in CONCACAF Champions League, one appearance in Leagues Cup
  5. Includes four appearances and one goal scored in the MLS is Back Tournament


As of match played 13 December 2019[27]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National teamYearAppsGoals
Honduras 201210
2019 4 0

International goals

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.[28]
1.10 February 2016Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala Guatemala1–01–3Friendly
2.29 March 2016Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras El Salvador2–02–02018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3.2 September 2016 Canada2–12–12018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4.15 November 2016 Trinidad and Tobago1–03–12018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5.13 June 2017Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City, Panama Panama1–02–2
6.5 September 2017Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras United States1–01–1
7.10 October 2017 Mexico3–23–2
8.11 October 2018Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain United Arab Emirates1–01–1Friendly


CD Olimpia

Houston Dynamo

Personal life

On 22 June 2018, Quioto received his US Green Card, qualifying him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[29]


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  8. Released 23 December 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2018
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