Rodrigo Caio

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Rodrigo Caio
Personal information
Full name Rodrigo Caio Coquette Russo
Date of birth (1993-08-17) 17 August 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Dracena, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder / Centre back
Club information
Current team
São Paulo
Number 3
Youth career
2005–2013 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– São Paulo 59 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 30, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rodrigo Caio Coquette Russo (born 17 August 1993), known as Rodrigo Caio, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for São Paulo FC. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he can perform equally as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Dracena, São Paulo, Rodrigo Caio is a product of São Paulo FC's academy and started his career as a defensive midfielder. In 2012, in a 3–2 win against Santos FC in the State League, he played as right back, with the responsibility of marking Neymar. After the game, Caio was praised by press for his success in holding down the santista forward. He executed the movimento do escorpião (In English, Scorpion Movement), a well known move in indoor soccer, to prevent some dribbles and shoots from Neymar.[1]

In 2013, with Paulo Miranda and Edson Silva injured, Caio started playing as a centre back. After good performances, he was praised by coach Paulo Autuori who highlighted his contribution to São Paulo's defense. Caio continued to perform so well that Antônio Carlos, hired by the club in the middle of Brazilian League was mostly confined to the substitute's bench.[2]

On 2 August 2014, Caio damaged his anterior cruciate ligament, going on to miss a further several months.[3]

Career[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 August 2014
Club Season League Cup CONMEBOL[4] Other[5] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
São Paulo 2011 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2012 7 0 3 0 1 0 9 0 20 0
2013 36 3 0 0 10 0 12 1 58 4
2014 8 0 4 0 0 0 13 1 25 1
Career Total 59 3 7 0 11 0 34 2 111 5

Honours[edit]

São Paulo
Brazil U20

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