Hometown: Panama City, Panama
Previous Club: Tauro F.C.
College: Coastal Carolina
The Panamanian midfielder returns to the Black and Yellow for his fourth season with the club, where he has made 58 total appearances across all competitions in the prior three years.
Piggott rejoined Charleston partway through the 2021 campaign and was a welcome return, providing versatility and leadership to the midfield. Romario featured in 18 matches, notching four goals, two assists and 18 chances created. His goal against LA Galaxy II on October 10 proved to be a crucial moment in the match by quickly responding to a Galaxy II equalizer, keeping momentum on the Battery’s side in the eventual 3-1 victory.
A crafty playmaker, Piggott was a key part of the Battery midfield in 2020, tallying two goals, one assist, and nine key passes, before his season was cut short due to injury. Piggott started all 11 of his appearances during the campaign.
Piggott first signed with Charleston in September 2018, but he debuted with the Battery in 2019. During his first season, he tallied three goals and three assists in 26 appearances (21 starts). Piggott scored what proved to be the match-winning goal against Indy Eleven at home on September 9, 2019.
A native of Panama City, Panama, Piggott played professionally for four seasons in the Panamanian Football League (LPF), for Chepo F.C. and Tauro F.C., making 73 appearances and scoring four goals in Panama’s top division from 2012-2015.
On the international stage, Piggott represented his country with the U-17 and U-20 national teams. With the U-17 team, Piggott made four total appearances, two in the FIFA U-17 World Cup and two in the CONCACAF U-17 Championship. For the U-20 team, he made three appearances and scored one goal in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
Piggott first came to the United States in 2016 to play soccer at Ancilla Community College (NJCAA) in Plymouth, Indiana. During his one season at Ancilla, Piggott scored 24 goals and registered 10 assists in 18 games, earning All-American honors and leading his team to the semi-final of the National Championship Tournament. Piggott then spent a year at Coastal Carolina University where he scored six goals and added six assists in 22 games for the Chanticleers during the 2017 season.
Piggott played with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny (USL PDL), where he scored seven goals with six assists in the summer of 2018 before signing with Charleston.
Romario is the son of Pércival Piggott, who played 43 games for the Panamanian national team and had a 19-year professional career.