Garry Rodrigues

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Garry Rodrigues
Garry Rodrigues 2013 Catalonia.jpg
Rodrigues playing for Cape Verde in 2013
Personal information
Full name Garry Mendes Rodrigues
Date of birth (1990-11-27) 27 November 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Galatasaray
Number 24
Youth career
2004–2007 Feyenoord
2007–2009 Real SC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 XerxesDZB 15 (2)
2011 Rostocker FC 0 (0)
2011–2012 Boshuizen 12 (1)
2012–2013 ADO Den Haag 0 (0)
2012–2013 Dordrecht (loan) 20 (5)
2013–2014 Levski Sofia 36 (14)
2014–2015 Elche 41 (3)
2015–2017 PAOK 38 (9)
2017– Galatasaray 23 (1)
National team
2013– Cape Verde 21 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:14, 1 October 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2017

Garry Mendes Rodrigues (born 27 November 1990) is a Dutch-born Cape Verdean footballer who plays as a winger for Galatasaray.

He formerly played for Elche CF, XerxesDZB, FC Boshuizen, ADO Den Haag, Dordrecht and Bulgarian side Levski Sofia.[1]

Born in the Netherlands, in February 2013, Rodrigues announced that he would like to play for Cape Verde,[2] and made his debut in August 2013.[3] He represented the nation at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Rodrigues grew up in Rotterdam West (Delfshaven). He lived in the same building as his cousin Jerson Cabral (their fathers are brothers).

Career[edit]

As a youth player Rodrigues played for Feyenoord and Portuguese Real Sport Clube.[4]

Rodrigues joined Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag from amateur FC Boshuizen on 16 May 2012, signing a 1+1 years contract.[5] In July, he was loaned out to Eerste Divisie club Dordrecht. Rodrigues made his league debut in a 1–1 away draw against Emmen on 10 August, playing the full 90 minutes.[6] On 27 August, he scored his first goal in a 4–2 away win over Den Bosch at De Vliert. During his time with Dordrecht, he made 20 league appearances, scoring 5 times.

Levski Sofia[edit]

On 11 February 2013, Rodrigues signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Bulgarian club Levski Sofia.[7] He made his debut away at Chernomorets Burgas in a 2–0 win on 3 March. On 13 March, he scored his first goal for Levski in the 22nd minute of a Bulgarian Cup quarter-final first leg tie against Litex Lovech.[8] On 20 April, in a 2–1 away victory over Litex, Rodrigues netted his first league goal and assisted Hristo Yovov.[9] On 15 May 2013, he scored an equalizing goal against Beroe Stara Zagora in the 2013 Bulgarian Cup Final to send the game into extra time, but Levski Sofia were eventually defeated after a penalty shootout.

On 21 July 2013, Rodrigues opened the scoring in Levski's first match of the 2013–14 A PFG season against Botev Plovdiv, but was subsequently sent off after an altercation with Veselin Minev.[10]

During the first half of the 2013–14 season Rodrigues scored 14 goals in total helping Levski Sofia to overcome several teams and progress to the 3rd place in the league ranking. He also scored a penalty in the 7-6 win after penalties against CSKA Sofia in a Bulgarian Cup Eternal Derby third round tie, eventually helping the team to reach the quarter-finals of the competition. The strong overall performance led to the interest of several European clubs. In January 2014, West Ham United sent an offer to Levski for a trial, but Rodrigues refused it, stating that he would only negotiate with a team which is guaranteed to offer him a contract.[11]

Elche[edit]

On 27 January 2014, Rodrigues signed with Elche CF on a six-month loan through Promoesport (an investment fund linked to Gimnàstic de Tarragona), with a buyout clause.[12][13] He made his La Liga debut on 1 March, coming on as a second-half substitute in the 1–0 home win over Celta de Vigo,[14] and scored his first goal in the category on 3 May, netting the game's only in an away success against Málaga CF.[15]

In the 2014 summer Rodrigues signed a four-year deal with the Valencian club, after his buyout clause was activated.[16] On 31 July 2015 he rescinded his link.[17]

PAOK[edit]

On 4 August 2015, Rodrigues signed a three years' contract with PAOK for an undisclosed fee.[18] On 23 September 2015, in a home derby game against AEK Athens he scored his first goal in Greek Super League. On 11 January 2016, PAOK turned down Al-Ahli Saudi FC's offer in the region of €1.7 million for Garry Rodrigues.[19] He finished the season with 7 gaols being the third scorer of the club. On 24 November 2016 in UEFA Europa League group stage away match against ACF Fiorentina in the dying seconds Rodrigues storms downfield, cuts in from the left and fires into the roof of the net, giving his club an incredible 3-2 win. [20]

Galatasaray[edit]

On 9 January 2017, PAOK officially announced the transfer of Garry Rodrigues to Galatasaray for a fee of €3.7m. The transfer has been announced, thanks to the contribution of the 27-year-old player for so long. [21]

International career[edit]

Rodrigues received his first international call-up in August 2013 to play friendly match against Gabon on the 14th of that month.[22] He substituted Djaniny at halftime.[3] On 30 December 2013, Rodrigues appeared as a starter in the 1–4 loss against Catalonia in a friendly match, assisting his team's goal that was scored by Djaniny.[23] On 6 September 2014 he scored his first international goals, a brace in a 3–1 away win over Niger in Cape Verde's successful qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Rodrigues was included in their squad for the finals in Equatorial Guinea, but due to competition from Kuca, Djaniny and Júlio Tavares he played only in the goalless draw with Zambia, which confirmed their elimination from Group B.[24]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Cape Verde's goal tally first.[25]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2014 Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey, Niger  Niger 1–0 3–1 2015 African Cup of Nations qualification
2. 13 June 2015 Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde, Praia, Cape Verde  São Tomé and Príncipe 3–0 7–1 2017 African Cup of Nations qualification
3. 5 September 2017 Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa  South Africa 1–0 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 2–0

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 October 2017
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dordrecht 2012–13 20 5 3 0 23 5
Levski Sofia 2012–13 15 3 5 4 20 7
2013–14 21 11 4 3 2 0 25 14
Elche CF 2013–14 10 1 0 0 10 1
2014–15 31 2 1 0 32 2
PAOK FC 2015–16 26 6 2 0 8 1 36 7
2016–17 12 3 0 0 10 3 22 6
Galatasaray S.K. 2016–17 16 1 2 1 18 2
2017–18 7 0 0 0 2 0 9 0
Total 148 28 17 8 22 4 187 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Garry Mendes Rodrigues Facts". Footballdatabase.eu. 
  2. ^ "Garry Mendes Rodrigues interview". Criolo Sports. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Cape Verde vs. Gabon report (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ "Garry Mendes Rodrigues Career". zerozero.pt. 
  5. ^ "Garry Mendes Rodrigues tekent contract bij ADO Den Haag" (in Dutch). groengeelhart.nl. 16 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Emmen 1–1 Dordrecht". groengeelhart.nl. 10 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Гари Родригес подписа с Левски" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 11 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Levski Sofia 1–0 Litex Lovech". soccerway.com. 13 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Левски прекъсна черната серия в Ловеч" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 20 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Феноменален Неделев обърна "Левски", "Ботев" удари "сините" с 2:1" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 21 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Йовов смъмри Родригес, навива го за пробите, холандецът си спечели сърдити погледи от шефовете" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 13 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Levski winger Rodrigues joins Elche". sports.yahoo.com. 27 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Garry Rodrigues viene cedido por parte del Nàstic de Tarragona" [Garry Rodrigues comes on loan from Nàstic de Tarragona] (in Spanish). Elche Diario. 3 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Elche 1-0 Celta Vigo". flashscore.com. 1 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Away-day joy for Elche". Sky Sports. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Garry Rodrigues deja ‘el gordo’ en Tarragona" [Garry Rodrigues leaves 'the lottery' in Tarragona] (in Spanish). Diario Franjiverde. 20 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Garry Rodrigues abandona el Elche C.F." [Garry Rodrigues leaves Elche C.F.] (in Spanish). 31 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Ανακοίνωσε Ροντρίγκες ο ΠΑΟΚ". www.sport24.gr. 4 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "PAOK reject Al-Ahly bid for Garry Rodrigues". www.sdna.gr. 11 January 2016. 
  20. ^ "Φιορεντίνα-ΠΑΟΚ 2-3". www.sdna.gr. 24 November 2016. 
  21. ^ "PAOK resmen açıkladı: Garry Rodrigues’in Galatasaray’a transferi tamamlandı". www.sabah.com.tr. 9 January 2017. 
  22. ^ "Garry estreia-se no regresso de Ryan e Fernando Varela" [Garry debuts in the return of Ryan and Fernando Varela] (in Portuguese). SAPO Desporto. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  23. ^ "Cataluña 4-1 Cabo Verde: Cataluña sentencia a Cabo Verde en tres minutos" (in Spanish). futbol.univision.com. 30 December 2013. 
  24. ^ "Cape Verde Islands 1-1 Zambia". BBC Sport. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "Mendes Rodrigues, Garry". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 

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