Signed for Dublin city rivals Bohemians in 2010 and made his debut in an FAI Cup semi-final defeat to Sligo.
Roberto, whose father hails from Cape Verde, played both at centre-half and in midfield at Bohs and was their 2015 Player of the Year. He got the winner in last year’s derby between the Gypsies and the Hoops at Dalymount Park. He also helped Bohs to their only trophy success in the last six seasons by scoring twice in the 2016 Leinster Senior Cup final against Wexford Youths.
Roberto had been club vice-captain and their longest serving player along with Keith Buckley before Rovers captured his signature.