Jordi Codina

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Jordi Codina
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Personal information
Full name Jordi Codina Rodríguez
Date of birth (1982-04-27) 27 April 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
CF Damm
2000–2002 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Real Madrid B 79 (0)
2007–2009 Real Madrid 1 (0)
2009– Getafe 63 (0)
National team
2008– Catalonia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 December 2013
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Codina and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.

Jordi Codina Rodríguez (born 27 April 1982) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Getafe CF as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Codina arrived at Real Madrid in 2002 at the age of 20, having been grown in the youth system of Barcelona's RCD Espanyol. After the departure of Carlos Sánchez and David Cobeño, he became first-choice with the reserve sideAntonio Adán was the backup and Kiko Casilla third-choice, as he eventually gained Castilla's captaincy.

Codina made his professional debuts in the second division, in the 2005–06 season, against Sporting de Gijón. In the last of his five years with the B-team, he played in 35 of 38 games for a total of 3,150 minutes.

At the start of 2007–08, Codina was promoted to Real Madrid's first team and served as third goalkeeper, after Iker Casillas and Jerzy Dudek. As Madrid were already crowned league champions, he made his first and sole official appearance for the club in the last match of the campaign, playing the full 90 minutes in a 5–2 home win against Levante UD on 18 May 2008.[1]

On 2 July 2009 Codina moved to fellow La Liga side Getafe CF, also in Madrid, on a free transfer, signing a three-year contract and reuniting with former Castilla boss Míchel.[2] In his debut season and the following, he constantly battled for first-choice status with Argentine Oscar Ustari.[3]


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