Juan Rodríguez (footballer born 1982)
Rodríguez in action for Deportivo
|Full name||Juan Antonio Rodríguez Villamuela|
|Date of birth||1 April 1982|
|Place of birth||Málaga, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2006–2011||Deportivo La Coruña||160||(11)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Málaga, Andalusia, and grown through the ranks of Málaga CF, Rodríguez first played with the main squad early into the 2003–04 season, as a substitute against RCD Espanyol on 28 September 2003, ultimately appearing twice in that campaign and been mainly registered with the B-team. The next year he established himself in the main squad, becoming an undisputed starter subsequently and scoring five league goals in his first full season.
With Málaga relegated from La Liga in 2006, Rodríguez joined Deportivo La Coruña after having been linked with the Galicians in the previous months, signing on 13 July 2006 in a deal which earned the player approximately €600.000 per season, a relatively lower amount compared to players previously operating in the same position at Depor: Lionel Scaloni, Aldo Duscher and Toro Acuña.
Rodríguez was regularly played as starter during his spell with Deportivo, in various midfield positions (103 league games and six goals in his last three years combined). In late June 2011, following the club's top flight relegation, the 29-year-old signed as a free agent for Getafe CF, penning a four-year contract.