Fernando Rodríguez (Spanish footballer)

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Fernando
Personal information
Full name Fernando Rodríguez Ortega
Date of birth (1987-05-11) 11 May 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Pilas, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ceres–Negros
Number 9
Youth career
Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Sevilla C
2007–2009 Sevilla B 16 (2)
2008–2009 Sevilla 2 (0)
2009 Ontinyent (loan) 8 (0)
2009–2011 Jaén 52 (10)
2011 San Roque 19 (8)
2011–2012 Ceuta 34 (3)
2012–2013 Lucena 37 (12)
2013–2014 Cartagena 36 (18)
2014–2015 Hércules 37 (5)
2015–2016 Reus 28 (3)
2016 Cartagena 11 (2)
2017– Ceres–Negros 20 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 July 2017.

Fernando Rodríguez Ortega (born 11 May 1987), known simply as Fernando, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Filipino club Ceres–Negros F.C. as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Born in Pilas, Province of Seville, Fernando spent the vast majority of his career in the Spanish lower leagues. His professional input in his country consisted of two La Liga games with Sevilla FC, as well as 16 in Segunda División with their reserves; he made his debut in the former competition on 19 October 2008, coming on as a late substitute for Lautaro Acosta in a 1–0 away win against UD Almería where he was also booked.[1]

In the 2013–14 season, Fernando scored a career-best 18 goals (adding two in the Copa del Rey) to help FC Cartagena qualify for the promotion play-offs in Segunda División B, where they eventually fell short. In 2016, with the club still in that level, he returned for a second spell.[2]

In January 2017, 29-year-old Fernando moved abroad for the first time, signing with Ceres–Negros F.C. of the Philippines Football League[3] and being officially announced on the 17th.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Sevilla tira de efectividad" [Sevilla resort to effectiveness]. El País (in Spanish). 19 October 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Fernando, la historia continúa" [Fernando, the story continues]. La Verdad (in Spanish). 19 June 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Fernando: "Tenía que aprovechar la oportunidad que me ha salido..."" [Fernando: "I had to seize this opportunity in front of me..."] (in Spanish). Sport Cartagena. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ceres-Negros FC unveils new signings for AFC Cup campaign". Ceres FC. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 

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