Matías Rodríguez

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Matías Rodríguez
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Personal information
Full name Matías Nicolás Rodríguez
Date of birth (1986-04-14) 14 April 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth San Luis, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back / Right midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grêmio
(on loan from Sampdoria)
Number 18
Youth career
1998–2004 Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Boca Juniors 0 (0)
2005–2006 Juventud Antoniana (loan)
2006 Barcelona SC (loan) 0 (0)
2006 Aucas (loan) 11 (2)
2007 Linz (loan) 1 (0)
2008–2009 Nacional 42 (3)
2010–2013 Universidad de Chile 97 (22)
2013– Sampdoria 3 (0)
2014– Grêmio (loan) 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Matías Nicolás Rodríguez (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈti.as niˈkolas roˈðɾiɣes], born 14 April 1986) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a right back, but also occasionally right midfielder, for Grêmio, on loan from Sampdoria.

Club career[edit]

After years spending in Boca Juniors academy, he moved Ecuadorian Serie A club Aucas in mid-2006 (after fail joined on trial to Barcelona de Guayaquil), where scored three goals in 13 league matches, which his transfer fee was appraised in US$1 million, because their well performances.[1] Following his success, he returned to Boca and had an horrible 2007, after have a seriously tibia and fibula injury.[1] Finally, after one-and-half year without play, he joined Nacional Montevideo in June 2008.

In January 2010, following Gerardo Pelusso's departure (coach of Rodríguez at Nacional) to Universidad de Chile, he also joined Chilean club,[2] where he won three league titles and the 2011 Copa Sudamericana title with Santiago-based club. However, all of these title was under manager Jorge Sampaoli, who replaced former coach Pelusso after bad results in 2010. Their most important goals with The Blues were in two derbies against Colo-Colo[3][4] and in a 2010 Copa Libertadores game too with Flamengo, where he scored a last-minute equalizer goal that sealed a 2–2 away draw at Maracanã.[5]

He also had serious possibilities of a move to Europe because his performances, being heavily linked with Portugal's Benfica in January 2012 after reach Copa Sudamericana title.[6] However, on 29 January 2013, Rodríguez joined Italian Serie A club Sampdoria in a transfer fee a US$4.2 million (3.28 million).[7][8][9]

On 30 May 2014, Rodríguez was loaned from Serie A side Sampdoria to Grêmio until June 2015.[10]

International career[edit]

In 2012, Matías Rodríguez was selected by Alejandro Sabella for the Argentina national team as part of the squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Ecuador. Later, Rodríguez was selected again for the match played against Chile.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 30 September 2014.[12]
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nacional 2008-09 Primera División 29 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 36 1
2009-10 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
Total 42 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 49 3
Universidad de Chile 2010 Primera División 27 5 0 0 13 2 0 0 40 7
2011 36 4 6 0 10 1 0 0 52 5
2012 34 13 7 2 17 4 1 0 59 19
Total 97 22 13 2 40 7 1 0 151 31
Sampdoria 2012-13 Serie A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013-14 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Grêmio (loan) 2014 Série A 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 148 25 16 2 47 7 1 0 212 34

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Nacional
Universidad de Chile

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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