Carlos Wilson Cachicote Rocha

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Personal information
Full name Carlos Wilson Cachicote Rocha
Date of birth (1989-05-01) 1 May 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Oeiras, Portugal
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Deportivo La Coruña
Number 8
Youth career
2002–2003 Belenenses
2003–2004 Algés
2004–2005 Atlético
2005–2006 Oeiras
2006–2007 Tires
2007–2008 Tourizense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Linda-a-Velha
2009–2010 Praiense 22 (1)
2010–2011 Atlético 32 (10)
2011–2013 Cercle Brugge 66 (16)
2013– Deportivo La Coruña 18 (0)
2014 Belenenses (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2014– Angola 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 August 2014

Carlos Wilson Cachicote da Rocha (born 1 May 1989), commonly known as Rudy, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Deportivo de La Coruña in Spain as an attacking midfielder or a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in in Oeiras, Lisbon District, Rudy played lower league football until the age of 22, his first stop being with Sporting Clube Linda-a-Velha in the Lisbon regional championships. In 2011 he signed with Cercle Brugge KSV, scoring 13 goals in 33 games in his first season to help his team to the seventh position in the Belgian Pro League as well as the UEFA Europa League final playoff, lost to K.A.A. Gent;[1] he found the net in only his second appearance, a 1–1 home draw against R.A.E.C. Mons.

Rudy joined Deportivo de La Coruña from Spain in the 2013 summer, as a free agent.[2] He returned to Portugal a few months afterwards, however, being loaned to former youth club C.F. Os Belenenses.

International career[edit]

Rudy's mother is Angolan, and his father hails from São Tomé e Príncipe. He chose to represent the former national team internationally, and accepted a callup for a pair of games in May 2014.[3]

In July 2014, Rudy was asked to switch his international allegiance to Angola.[4]

He made his international debut in a friendly against Ethiopia on 3 August 2014, playing the final 30 minutes in a 1–0 triumph at Estádio 11 de Novembro.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Cercle Brugge speelt Rudy kwijt" [Cercle Brugge risks losing Rudy] (in Dutch). Voetbal België. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rudy, presentado como nuevo jugador del Deportivo" [Rudy, presented as new Deportivo player] (in Spanish). La Voz de Galicia. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Angola pick several new faces for upcoming friendlies". BBC Sport. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Mark Gleeson (26 July 2014). "Angola extend their pool of talent ahead of Afcon qualifiers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Angola vs. Ethiopia (Friendly - 3.8.14)". 3 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rudy debuta con Angola al participar 30 minutos en el triunfo sobre Etiopía" [Rudy debuts with Angola to participate 30 minutes in the win over Ethiopia] (in Spanish). Deportivo's official website. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 

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