Mario Rondón

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rondón and the second or maternal family name is Fernández.
Mario Rondón
Personal information
Full name Mario Junior Rondón Fernández
Date of birth (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Nacional
Number 7
Youth career
2000–2004 Caracas
2004–2005 Pontassolense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Pontassolense 100 (21)
2009–2011 Paços Ferreira 31 (9)
2010 Beira-Mar (loan) 10 (1)
2011– Nacional 98 (27)
National team
2011– Venezuela 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

Mario Junior Rondón Fernández (born 26 March 1986) is a Venezuelan footballer who plays for Portuguese club C.D. Nacional as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Born in Caracas, Rondón arrived in Portugal at age 18, finishing his junior career with A.D. Pontassolense. He then proceeded to play a further four seasons with the third division side.

After scoring 11 goals in his last year, Rondón moved straight into the top level after signing with F.C. Paços de Ferreira in the 2009 summer. Rarely used in his debut season he finished it on loan to division two's S.C. Beira-Mar, featuring relatively as the Aveiro team returned to the main category after a three-year absence.

Rondón returned to Paços for 2010–11. In the first game of the season, against Sporting Clube de Portugal on 14 August, he scored the only goal for a home win,[1] eventually finishing as the club's top scorer with nine league goals and adding four in the campaign's Portuguese League Cup, where his team reached the final against S.L. Benfica (1–2 loss).[2]

On 14 July 2011 Rondón joined C.D. Nacional, for an undisclosed fee.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Late Hulk strike gives Porto victory; PortuGOAL, 15 August 2010
  2. ^ Bwin Cup final: Benfica make it three in a row!; PortuGOAL, 23 April 2011
  3. ^ "Rondón certo por 5 épocas" [Rondón confirmed for 5 seasons] (in Portuguese). Record. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 

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