Sergio Rodríguez García

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Rodri
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Rodri in action for Spartak Moscow
Personal information
Full name Sergio Rodríguez García
Date of birth (1984-08-17) 17 August 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Mataró, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Eupen
Number 80
Youth career
Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Barcelona C 32 (1)
2003–2006 Barcelona B 95 (2)
2004–2006 Barcelona 5 (0)
2006–2009 Deportivo La Coruña 2 (0)
2007 Almería (loan) 11 (0)
2007–2008 Poli Ejido (loan) 25 (0)
2008–2009 Marítimo (loan) 0 (0)
2009 Salamanca (loan) 17 (2)
2009–2011 Hércules 51 (4)
2011–2012 Spartak Moscow 23 (1)
2012–2014 Rayo Vallecano 5 (0)
2014– Eupen 20 (3)
National team
2003 Spain U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is García.

Sergio Rodríguez García, commonly known as Rodri (born 17 August 1984), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Belgian club K.A.S. Eupen as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Mataró, Barcelona, Catalonia, Rodri was a product of FC Barcelona's youth system. He played only two games with the first team over the course of two seasons, his first being on 11 December 2004 in a 2–1 away win against Albacete Balompié (two minutes played), and Barça were eventually crowned back-to-back champions in his second year, although he was mainly registered with the club's B-side.

During the summer of 2006 Rodri was purchased by Galicia's Deportivo de La Coruña, also appearing twice for the main squad in two seasons. In January 2007 he was loaned to second division outfit UD Almería, playing the entire 2007–08 campaign with Polideportivo Ejido, also in the category and in Andalusia.

In September 2008 Rodri was again loaned by Depor, joining Portuguese top level team Club Sport Marítimo. However, having made no competitive appearances during a brief three-month stay, he returned to A Coruña, moving in January 2009 to another division two side, UD Salamanca.

In late July 2009 Rodri was released by Deportivo, and stayed in the second division, signing a 1+1 contract with Hércules CF. In his first year he experienced his best season as a professional, scoring four goals in 38 matches as the Alicante club returned to La Liga after a 13-year absence.

Rodri appeared in 13 games for Hércules in 2010–11, mainly due to injury or suspension to habitual starters Abraham Paz and Noé Pamarot. In March 2011 he moved to FC Spartak Moscow in Russia for 400,000, signing a one-year deal.[1]

After his contract ended, Rodri left Spartak. On 31 August 2012 he returned to his homeland and joined Rayo Vallecano.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ «СПАРТАК» ЗАКЛЮЧИЛ КОНТРАКТ С СЕРХИО РОДРИГЕСОМ; Spartak's official website, March 2011 (Russian)
  2. ^ "Rodri nuevo jugador del Rayo" [Rodri new Rayo player] (in Spanish). Rayo Vallecano. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 

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