Darío Rodríguez

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Darío Rodríguez
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Personal information
Full name Octavio Darío Rodríguez Peña
Date of birth (1974-09-17) 17 September 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back/Left back
Youth career
1979–1984 Huracan Villegas
1984–1989 Higos del Mar
1990–1994 Sud América
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Sud América 23 (0)
1995–1996 Toluca 27 (1)
1997–1998 Bella Vista 30 (1)
1998–2002 Peñarol 111 (8)
2002–2008 Schalke 04 102 (6)
2008–2014 Peñarol 141 (11)
Total 434 (27)
National team
2000–2007 Uruguay 51 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2014.

Octavio Darío Rodríguez Peña (born 17 September 1974 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan former footballer who played as a centre back or left back for Peñarol. He was capped 51 times for the Uruguay national team.[2] A versatile defender, he was capable of playing "at left-back or as a left-sided central defender. Strong in the air, he [wa]s a useful distraction in the opposition box at set pieces."[3]

Club career[edit]

Rodríguez has played the majority of his club football for Peñarol, and Schalke 04. His other clubs include Sud América and Bella Vista and Toluca. He left Schalke 04 in January 2008 and returned to Peñarol.

International career[edit]

With Uruguay, Rodríguez was a participant at the 2002 World Cup and scored Uruguay's first goal of the tournament, a volley that curled into the top left corner of the goal. He has worn the captain's armband for Uruguay. He also played at the 2004[4] and 2007 Copa América tournaments.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

[6]

Uruguay national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 9 2
2001 8 0
2002 7 1
2003 1 0
2004 9 0
2005 8 1
2006 2 0
2007 7 0
Total 51 4

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Uruguay's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 February 2000 Estadio Domingo Burgueño, Maldonado Hungary League[6] 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 18 July 2000 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo  Venezuela 2–1 3–1 2002 World Cup qualifier
3. 1 June 2002 Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan  Denmark 1–1 1–2 2002 World Cup
4. 12 November 2005 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo  Australia 1–0 1–0 2006 World Cup qualifier play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biografia". dariorodriguez.com.uy. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Passo Alpuin, Luis Fernando (6 March 2012). "Uruguay – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dario Rodriguez". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Tabeira, Martín (2 August 2007). "Copa América 2004". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Tabeira, Martín; Morrison, Neil (23 October 2007). "Copa América 2007". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Morrison, Neil (2 February 2005). "Octavio Dario Rodriguez – International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 

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