|Full name||Renārs Rode|
|Date of birth||April 6, 1989|
|Place of birth||Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Center Back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
As a youth player Renārs Rode played for the Skonto Riga academy. In 2008 he joined the Latvian Higher League club JFK Olimps, and played 15 matches, scoring his first league goal in a 7-0 victory over Daugava Rīga on 8 July 2009. In 2010 Rode moved to Skonto Rīga. During his first season at the club, he scored 3 goals in 16 league matches and under the manager Aleksandrs Starkovs became the champion of the Latvian Higher League. In 2011 he helped the club win the Baltic League and in 2012 won his first Latvian Cup with Skonto. In January 2012 it was announced that Rode would go on trial with the Scottish Premiership club Heart of Midlothian alongside his teammate Armandrs Pētersons, but the potential move fell through. After the 2013 Latvian Higher League season Rode was included in the sportacentrs.com and Sporta Avīze teams of the tournament, having appeared in 25 league matches and scored 3 goals, with Skonto suffering only one loss throughout the season. All in all, during his four seasons with the club Rode played 90 league matches, scoring 10 goals, and appeared in two UEFA Champions League and eight UEFA Europa League matches.
Rode was a member of Latvia national under-21 football team. He received his first full international call-up under that time manager Aleksandrs Starkovs on 22 January 2010 for a friendly match against South Korea. His next call-up came just 3 years later, when he was included in the national squad for a friendly match against Estonia on 14 August 2013 by the newly appointed Marians Pahars. Rode made his full international debut for Latvia on 6 September 2013 in a 2-1 2014 World Cup qualifying victory over Lithuania. He scored his first international goal on 15 October 2013 in a WC qualifying match against Slovakia, securing Latvia a point with a late goal in a 2-2 draw.
- Scores and results list Latvia's goal tally first.
|1||15 October 2013||Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia||Slovakia||2–2||2–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|Last updated 22 December 2013|
- Skonto FC
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- ""Skonto" pendeļu trillerī uzvar "Ventspili" un triumfē Baltijas līgā" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Latvijas Kausa FINĀLS: "Skonto FC" izcīna uzvaru pēcspēles soda sitienu sērijā" (in Latvian). LFF.lv. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Hearts eye Latvian duo". Skysports.com. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Sportacentrs.com Virslīgas sezonas simboliskā izlase" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Teplice posilují, příchází lotyšský reprezentant i útočník z Nigérie" (in Czech). Gambrinusliga.cz. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- "Starkovs nosaucis izlases kandidātus spēlei pret Dienvidkoreju" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Pahars nosauc kandidātus, izlasē atgriežas J.Laizāns un Koliņko" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Latvijas futbola izlase momentiem bagātā spēlē pārspēj Lietuvu" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- "Rode kompensācijas laikā izrauj Latvijai neizšķirtu" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- Renārs Rode – FIFA competition record
- Renārs Rode – UEFA competition record
- Renārs Rode at National-Football-Teams.com
- Renārs Rode career stats at Soccerbase