David Rodríguez Sánchez
|Full name||David Rodríguez Sánchez|
|Date of birth||14 February 1986|
|Place of birth||Talavera de la Reina, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2005||→ Ciudad Murcia (loan)||2||(0)|
|2006||→ Las Palmas (loan)||21||(1)|
|2008–2009||→ Celta (loan)||36||(8)|
|2012–2013||→ Sporting Gijón (loan)||37||(13)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
After leaving Atlético Madrid's youth academy, Rodríguez started professionally with Ciudad de Murcia in the second division. However, the lack of playing time for the Colchoneros' first team made him drop down to the third level in January 2006, as he moved to UD Las Palmas.
Such solid performances earned him a transfer to La Liga, moving for €400.000 to UD Almería. However, before 2008–09 began, he was loaned to Celta de Vigo, returning in the following summer to Andalusia.
Rodríguez made his top level debut on 30 August 2009, appearing in a 0–0 home draw against Real Valladolid. On 22 November, he netted after just five minutes on the pitch but Almería lost 1–3 at RCD Mallorca, and the player was only the fourth of fifth offensive option at the club during the season.
On 16 July 2010, after having been suspended by Almería, Rodríguez signed for Celta permanently, penning a four-year contract. In his first year in his second spell he scored a career-best 17 goals, leading the Galicians to the sixth position in the regular season and the subsequent promotion playoffs.
- Almeria 0–0 Valladolid; ESPN Soccernet, 30 August 2009
- Mallorca maintain run; ESPN Soccernet, 22 November 2009
- El Almería aparta a David Rodríguez, que se acerca al Celta (Almería suspends David Rodríguez, who moves closer to Celta); Faro de Vigo, 13 July 2010 (Spanish)
- El Celta refuerza su delantera con David Rodríguez (Celta strengthens offense with David Rodríguez); Fútbol de Segunda, 18 July 2010 (Spanish)
- David Rodríguez ya es rojiblanco (David Rodríguez is a rojiblanco); Fútbol Asturiano, 29 August 2012 (Spanish)
- Sergio Rodríguez at BDFutbol
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- David Rodríguez – FIFA competition record
- David Rodríguez – UEFA competition record
- Transfermarkt profile