Francisco Javier Rodríguez
|Full name||Francisco Javier Rodríguez Pinedo|
|Date of birth||20 October 1981|
|Place of birth||Mazatlán, Mexico|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Francisco Javier Rodríguez Pinedo (born 20 October 1981) known as Maza is a Mexican football defender. He currently plays for Mexican Liga MX club América and Mexican National Team. He also serves as the first-choice captain of the national team.
Club career 
Rodríguez was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. which is the origin of his nickname "Maza" short for Mazatleco. He began his professional career with Guadalajara, debuting for the club during the 2002 Apertura tournament.
PSV Eindhoven 
On 9 May 2008, it was announced that he was transferred for $1.8m to Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. Maza started his debut season mostly on the bench, and proved to be an alternative as one of two centre backs such as Dirk Marcellis. He scored his first goal with the Dutch giants on 25 November 2008 with a blistering 30-yard shot against Heracles Almelo. Maza plays with the number four jersey, previously worn by Manuel da Costa who transferred to ACF Fiorentina in January 2008.
Has played a more central role in the team for the 2009–2010, he's won a starting spot in the defence both for the Dutch League Tournament and the UEFA Europa League.
VfB Stuttgart 
On 14 July 2011, Rodríguez signed a three-year contract with VfB Stuttgart for an undisclosed fee. Rodríguez scored his first goal on his debut in a 14–0 win. Rodríguez made his Bundesliga debut on 6 August 2011 in a 3–0 win against Schalke 04. He registered an assist in the 37th minute to Cacau which gave Stuttgart a 2–0 lead.
International career 
Rodríguez was a part of the Mexico squad who participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He was a starter for all of Mexico's group matches, and played the Round of 16 match against Argentina.
During the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Rodríguez, and four other members of the Mexican National Team, tested positive for the banned substance of Clenbuterol and were withdrawn from the team's tournament squad. However, all players were exonerated as FIFA determined that the accused had accidentally ingested the banned substance through contaminated meat that had been served during a pre-tournament training camp.
Career statistics 
As of 30 January 2013
International goals 
|1.||8 July 2005||The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States||South Africa||1–2||1–2||2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
International appearances 
As of 17 April 2013
|1.||18 February 2004||The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States||Chile||1–1||Friendly|
|2.||10 March 2004||Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico||Ecuador||2–1||Friendly|
|3.||28 April 2004||Cotton Bowl, Dallas, United States||United States||0–1||Friendly|
|4.||8 September 2004||Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||1–3||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||6 October 2004||Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca, Mexico||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||7–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||10 October 2004||Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||0–1||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7.||13 October 2004||Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla, Mexico||Trinidad and Tobago||3–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||10 November 2004||San Antonio, United States||Guatemala||2–0||Friendly|
|9.||13 November 2004||Miami, United States||Saint Kitts and Nevis||5–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|10.||17 November 2004||Monterrey, Mexico||Saint Kitts and Nevis||8–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|11.||26 January 2005||Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States||Sweden||0–0||Friendly|
|12.||23 February 2005||Estadio Carlos González, Culiacán, Mexico||Colombia||1–1||Friendly|
|13.||9 March 2005||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||Argentina||1–1||Friendly|
|14.||27 April 2005||Chicago, United States||Poland||1–1||Friendly|
|15.||8 July 2005||The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States||South Africa||1–2||2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|16.||10 July 2005||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||Guatemala||4–0||2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|17.||13 July 2005||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Jamaica||1–0||2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|18.||17 July 2005||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Colombia||1–2||2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|19.||17 August 2005||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Costa Rica||2–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|20.||3 September 2005||Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, United States||United States||0–2||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|21.||7 September 2005||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Panama||5–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|22.||8 October 2005||San Luis Potosí, Mexico||Guatemala||5–2||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|23.||12 October 2005||Puerto España, Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||1–2||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|24.||26 October 2005||Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico||Uruguay||3–1||Friendly|
|25.||16 November 2005||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Bulgaria||0–3||Friendly|
|26.||14 December 2005||Phoenix, United States||Hungary||2–0||Friendly|
|27.||15 February 2006||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||South Korea||0–1||Friendly|
|28.||1 March 2006||Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, United States||Ghana||1–0||Friendly|
|29.||29 March 2006||Soldier Field, Chicago, United States||Paraguay||2–1||Friendly|
|30.||5 May 2006||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States||Venezuela||1–0||Friendly|
|31.||12 May 2006||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Congo DR||2–1||Friendly|
|32.||27 May 2006||Stade de France, Paris, France||France||0–1||Friendly|
|33.||21 June 2006||Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany||Portugal||1–2||2006 FIFA World Cup|
|34.||2 June 2007||Estadio Alfonso Lastras, San Luis Potosí, Mexico||Iran||4–0||Friendly|
|35.||8 June 2007||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Cuba||2–1||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|36.||10 June 2007||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Honduras||1–2||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|37.||13 June 2007||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Panama||1–0||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|38.||17 June 2007||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Costa Rica||1–0 (a.e.t.)||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|39.||21 June 2007||Soldier Field, Chicago, United States||Guadeloupe||1–0||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|40.||4 July 2007||Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela||Chile||0–0||2007 Copa América|
|41.||14 July 2007||Caracas, Venezuela||Uruguay||3–1||2007 Copa América|
|42.||6 June 2009||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||El Salvador||2–1||2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification|
|43.||14 October 2009||Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||2–2||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|44.||3 March 2010||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States||New Zealand||2–0||Friendly|
|45.||16 May 2010||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Chile||1–0||Friendly|
|46.||24 May 2010||Wembley Stadium, London, England||England||1–3||Friendly|
|47.||30 May 2010||Hans-Walter Wild Stadion, Bayreuth, Germany||Gambia||5–1||Friendly|
|48.||3 June 2010||King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium||Italy||2–1||Friendly|
|49.||11 June 2010||Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa||South Africa||1–1||2010 FIFA World Cup|
|50.||17 June 2010||Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane, South Africa||France||2–0||2010 FIFA World Cup|
|51.||22 June 2010||Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, South Africa||Uruguay||0–1||2010 FIFA World Cup|
|52.||27 June 2010||Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa||Argentina||1–3||2010 FIFA World Cup|
|53.||11 August 2010||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Spain||1–1||Friendly|
|54.||4 September 2010||Estadio Omnilife, Zapopan, Mexico||Ecuador||1–2||Friendly|
|55.||7 September 2010||Estadio Universitario, San Nicolás, Mexico||Colombia||1–0||Friendly|
|56.||12 October 2010||Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico||Venezuela||2–2||Friendly|
|57.||9 February 2011||Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2–0||Friendly|
|58.||26 March 2011||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, United States||Paraguay||3–1||Friendly|
|59.||28 May 2011||Qwest Field, Seattle, United States||Ecuador||1–1||Friendly|
|60.||1 June 2011||Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, United States||New Zealand||3–0||Friendly|
|61.||5 June 2011||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, United States||El Salvador||5–0||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|62.||10 August 2011||Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, United States||United States||1–1||Friendly|
|63.||2 September 2011||Pepsi Arena, Warsaw, Poland||Poland||1–1||Friendly|
|64.||11 October 2011||Estadio Corona, Torreón, Mexico||Brazil||1–2||Friendly|
|65.||11 November 2011||Estadio Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico||Serbia||2–0||Friendly|
|66.||27 May 2012||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Wales||2–0||Friendly|
|67.||31 May 2012||Soldier Field, Chicago, United States||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2–1||Friendly|
|68.||3 June 2012||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, United States||Brazil||2–0||Friendly|
|69.||8 June 2012||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Guyana||3–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|70.||12 June 2012||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||El Salvador||2–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|71.||15 August 2012||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||United States||0–1||Friendly|
|72.||7 September 2012||Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica||Costa Rica||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|73.||11 September 2012||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Costa Rica||1–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|74.||12 October 2012||BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States||Guyana||5–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|75.||16 October 2012||Estadio Corona, Torreón, Mexico||El Salvador||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|76.||30 January 2013||University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, United States||Denmark||1–1||Friendly|
|77.||6 February 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Jamaica||0–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|78.||22 March 2013||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Honduras||2–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|79.||17 April 2013||Candlestick Park, San Francisco, United States||Peru||0–0||Friendly|
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