Carlos Gabriel Rodríguez
|Full name||Carlos Gabriel Rodríguez Orantes|
|Date of birth||12 April 1990|
|Place of birth||Panama|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2008||→ Defensor (loan)||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 19, 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 1, 2015
He studied and graduated in Colegio Pureza de María. Carlos Rodríguez began his career with Chepo making his debut in the Liga Panameña de Fútbol during the 2007 season. In 2008 the promising fullback was sent on loan to Uruguay's Defensor Sporting and appeared in 3 league matches for the Montevideo club. Upon returning to Chepo he quickly established himself as a first team regular and had his best season in 2010/11 in which he made 29 appearances and scored 3 goals. As a result of his play with Chepo he was signed by one of Panama's top club Tauro at the conclusion of the season.
Rodríguez played for Tauro during the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League and drew the interest of fellow participant FC Dallas. On January 20, 2012 it was announced that Rodríguez had signed with FC Dallas.
Rodríguez was released by Dallas on November 19, 2012. After a season at Chepo, he returned to Tauro in January 2014, only to move abroad again in summer 2014 to play for Colombian side Fortaleza.
He was part of the Panama U-20 squad that participated in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. Rodríguez made 3 appearances for Panama's Under-23 squad during qualifying for the 2008 Olympics.
In 2011, he made his debut with Panama's full national team in an August friendly match against Bolivia. He appeared in two friendlies, earning caps against Paraguay on Sept. 2 and Costa Rica on Nov. 11. He has, as of 1 August 2015, earned a total of 26 caps, scoring 1 goal and represented his country at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
|1.||20 July 2013||Georgia Dome, Atlanta, USA||Cuba||3–1||6–1||2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
- Rodríguez joins Dallas
- El regreso de Carlos Rodríguez al Tauro FC - Bitacora Deportiva (in Spanish)
- Once Caldas dejó ‘blanco’ a Fortaleza - Liga Postobon (in Spanish)
- Carlos Rodríguez es nuevo jugador del SanFra - San Francisco FC (in Spanish)
- Carlos Gabriel Rodríguez – FIFA competition record
- Match Report - MEN’S U-23 OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION