Celio Rodríguez

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Celio Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Celio Roberto Rodríguez da Silva
Date of birth (1969-09-20) September 20, 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Paranaíba, Brazil
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
SE Matsubara
CR Vasco da Gama
–1991 Puebla
1992–2001 Luis Ángel Firpo
1996–1997 El Roble (loan)
National team
Brazil U-19
Brazil U-20
2000 El Salvador 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2012.

Celio Roberto Rodríguez da Silva (born September 20, 1969 in Paranaíba, Brazil) is a retired Brazilian and naturalized Salvadoran football player.

Club career[edit]

Rodríguez was born Célio Rodrigues in Brasil and played for several local teams in his early years before making the move to Mexican side Puebla. In 1992, he crossed the border to launch a lengthy career with Luis Ángel Firpo with whom he would win 5 league titles and stay for 10 years, except for a season on loan to El Roble.[1] In 1997, he was joint top goalscorer of the Salvadoran Premier Division. He officially retired in 2001 although he still played a few games in 2002.

International career[edit]

A naturalized Salvadoran citizen, Rodríguez made his debut[2] for El Salvador in an August 2000 friendly match against Haiti, but he failed to impress[3] and got injured.[4] The match in the end proved to be his only international game.


Rodríguez retired in 2001 to become vicar of the church of Usulután, after he had studied theology during his football career.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Karla Marina Sigüenza and they have one daughter together. His daughter's name is Camila Rodriguez.


1995, 1996, 1997, Apertura 1998, Clausura 2000


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