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
2006 Barcelona-ECU 0 (0)
2006 Aucas 11 (2)
2007 Linz 1 (0)
2008–2009 Nacional 50 (3)
2010–2013 Universidad de Chile 142 (31)
2013– Sampdoria 5 (0)
2014– Grêmio (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2012– Argentina 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 6, 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]

International career[edit]

In 2012, Matías Rodríguez was selected by Alejandro Sabella for the Argentina national team as part of the squad for the FIFA World Cup qualification match against Ecuador national football team. However he did not play in the game.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup International Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nacional 2008–09 29 1 7 0 36 1
2009–10 12 2 12 2
Total 41 3 0 0 7 0 48 3
Universidad de Chile 2010 25 3 13 2 38 5
2011 35 4 6 0 10 1 51 5
2012 33 13 4 1 15 4 52 18
2013 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Total 98 20 11 2 38 7 147 29
Sampdoria 2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 134 23 11 2 45 7 190 32

National team[edit]

Argentina national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 0 0
Total 0 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Nacional
Universidad de Chile

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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