Clemente Rodríguez

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Clemente Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Clemente Juan Rodríguez
Date of birth (1981-07-31) July 31, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
São Paulo
Youth career
0000–2000 Los Andes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Boca Juniors 95 (5)
2004–2009 Spartak Moscow 71 (3)
2007 Boca Juniors (loan) 14 (2)
2007–2008 RCD Espanyol (loan) 17 (0)
2009–2010 Estudiantes de La Plata 27 (1)
2010–2013 Boca Juniors 73 (2)
2013– São Paulo 3 (0)
2014– Boca Juniors (loan) 1 (1)
National team
Argentina Olympic - (-)
2003–2010 Argentina 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:23, March 26, 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2013

Clemente Juan Rodríguez (born 31 July 1981) is an Argentine footballer who plays for São Paulo. He is a right-footed player and can play on either flank, especially as a left back.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Rodríguez made his league debut for Boca Juniors in a 2–1 away defeat to Chacarita Juniors on December 10, 2000. He went on to establish himself as an important player in the Boca Juniors team that won a host of national and international tournament in the early 2000s. In 2003 he was part of the Boca team that won the Intercontinental Cup.

In 2004 he signed for Spartak Moscow, but returned to Boca on loan for the 2007 Clausura (spring championship). For the 2007–08 season he joined Spanish side Espanyol on loan.[1]

In August 2009 he returned to Argentina to play for Estudiantes de La Plata. Subsequently, in August 2010, he returned for a third period with Boca Juniors.[2]

On June 24, 2013, São Paulo signed Rodríguez to a two-year contract.[3]

On April 7, 2014, after almost one year playing for São Paulo, Rodríguez, along with Fabrício, was removed from the main staff of the club, and sent on loan to Boca Juniors. Rodríguez, who had a contract with the club until June 2015, will therefore no longer play for São Paulo.[4]

National team[edit]

Rodríguez was part of the gold medal winning Argentine Olympic football team at the 2004 Summer Olympics and has played for the full Argentina national team on an infrequent basis since 2003. He was called by coach Diego Maradona to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[5]

National team statistics[edit]

[6]

Argentina national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 4 0
2004 3 0
2005 1 0
2006 1 0
2007 0 0
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 4 0
2011 2 0
2012 3 0
2013 2 0
Total 20 0

Achievements[edit]

Club[edit]

Boca Juniors

National team[edit]

Argentina

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Espanyol ficha a Clemente Rodríguez por dos millones" (in Spanish). Marca. 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2007-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Otra caricia para Borghi: firmó Clemente Rodríguez". TyC Sports (in Spanish). 2010-08-02. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ São Paulo descarta Roger e 'rebaixa' Clemente e Fabrício
  5. ^ "¡Acá están, estos son!" (in Spanish). Olé. 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  6. ^ Clemente Rodríguez at National-Football-Teams.com

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