|Full name||Matías Nicolás Rodríguez|
|Date of birth||14 April 1986|
|Place of birth||San Luis, Argentina|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Right midfielder|
(on loan from Sampdoria)
|2005–2006||→ Juventud Antoniana|
|2010–2013||Universidad de Chile||142||(31)|
|2014–||→ Grêmio (loan)||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.
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. Following his success, he returned to Boca and had an horrible 2007, after have a seriously tibia and fibula injury. 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, 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 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.
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. However, on 29 January 2013, Rodríguez joined Italian Serie A club Sampdoria in a transfer fee a US$4.2 million (€3.28 million).
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.
|Universidad de Chile||2010||25||3||–||–||13||2||38||5|
|Argentina national team|
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- "Copa Libertadores 2010: Flamengo 2 v/s 2 Universidad de Chile partido". YouTube. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
- "Matías Rodríguez: "Si el Benfica viene por mí, es imposible decirle que no"". Emol.com. 14 January 2012.
- "Sampdoria sube oferta y Matías Rodríguez se marcha a Italia". Terra Chile. 27 January 2013.
- "Matías Rodríguez llegó como crack a Sampdoria". Yahoo. 27 January 2013.
- Le cifre dell'affare Matías Rodríguez (Matías Rodríguez's deal numbers); Samp News 24, 27 January 2013 (Italian)