Jaime Rodríguez

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Jaime Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Jaime Alberto Rodríguez Jiménez
Date of birth (1959-01-17) 17 January 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth San Salvador, El Salvador
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right-back
Centre-back
Youth career
1974 Juventud Olímpica Metalio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1977 Alianza
1978–1979 FAS
1980–1982 Bayer Uerdingen
1982–1984 Léon
1984–1985 KPV 18 (4)
1986–1990 Atlas (10)
1990 Alianza
1991–1992 NKK 15 (4)
1992–1993 Yokohama Flügels 2 (0)
1994 Alianza
National team
1980–1991 El Salvador 50 (2)
Teams managed
2000 Alianza
2002 San Salvador
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Jiménez.

Jaime Alberto Rodríguez Jiménez (born 17 January 1959) is a retired football player from El Salvador.

He represented his country at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

From a very early age on, Rodríguez showed great skill and talent. After being selected by C.D. Juventud Olímpica Metalio then Alianza F.C., he began a prolific football career, in the process becoming a legend in El Salvador, although not as highly rated as Mágico González.

A defender, Rodríguez played professionally for different clubs around the world. Among these were El Salvador's Alianza F.C., Mexico's Club Léon and F.C. Atlas, and Germany's Bayer Uerdingen (now known as KFC Uerdingen 05). He also played for teams in Japan's Yokohama Flugels, NKK F.C. and Finland's KPV scoring 4 goals in 18 games during 1984–1985.

International career[edit]

Nicknamed La Chelona, Rodríguez has represented his country in 15 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[1] and played in all three of his country's matches at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.

His final international game was an April 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup qualification match against Nicaragua.

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring from football, Rodríguez started a coaching career at Alianza F.C., but was sacked in 2002. Since then, he has been a strong advocate for improvement in football organisations and programs in El Salvador. He has also been a strong supporter for financial aid to Salvadoran sporting heroes of the past who are in need.[2]

Since 2009, he is President of the Salvadoran Institute of Sport (INDES)[3] and was appointed coordinator of the Salvadoran national football team and in 2007 became the assistant coach of the Cuscatlecos.[4] He was also the main reason that "La Selecta", the way the national football team is called, was eliminated from any possibility to classify to the World Cup 2014. He made many last minute changes to the team, and this affected their performance and organization.

Rodríguez has participated in a charity match to raise funds for earthquake victims in his native El Salvador.

In 2012, Rodríguez was named member of the football commission of FIFA.[5]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1991–92 NKK JSL Division 2 15 4 - 0 0 15 4
1992 Yokohama Flügels J. League 1 - 0 0 4 0 4 0
1993 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Country Japan 17 4 0 0 4 0 21 4
Total 17 4 0 0 4 0 21 4

Honours[edit]

Individual Honours[edit]

  • Named the Top 25 Players in 1986
  • Selection of the CONCACAF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jaime RodríguezFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "Por pensión vitalicia" (in Spanish). La Prensa Gráfica. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Esto ya lo veíamos venir" (in Spanish). La Página. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  4. ^ ""Chelona" deja su cargo" (in Spanish). La Prensa Gráfica. [dead link]
  5. ^ González, Manahen (10 January 2012). ""Tener peso es lo que le ha faltado a El Salvador" Jaime Rodríguez" (in Spanish). Diario Co Latino. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 

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