Hernán Rodrigo López
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|Full name||Hernán Rodrigo López Mora|
|Date of birth||21 January 1978|
|Place of birth||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Centre forward|
|Racing CM (Head coach)|
|River Plate Montevideo|
|1996–1998||River Plate Montevideo||57||(10)|
|1999–2000||River Plate Montevideo||14||(3)|
|2002||Racing de Montevideo||17||(10)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Montevideo, López began his career with River Plate de Montevideo in Uruguay. He had short stints with Torino F.C. of Italy and AO Kavala of Greece in 1998 along with compatriot Pablo Gaglianone. In 2000, he joined Colo-Colo of Chile.
In 2004, he joined Mexican side Pachuca CF but after only a few games he returned to Paraguay to play for Libertad where he scored an impressive 39 goals in 71 league games, won the Primera División championship in 2006 and finished as the topscorer.
López returned to Mexican football in 2008 joining Club América where he played alongside a number of other South American players such as Federico Insúa of Argentina and Salvador Cabañas. He had a successful time with América, scoring a famous hat-trick against Tecos in the 2007 Apertura and helping the team to win the 2008 InterLiga.
López was bought by Argentine side Estudiantes de La Plata in June 2010 for a fee of around US$750,000. He scored a number of vital goals for the club in his first season helping the club to win the Apertura 2010 tournament. He scored his first hat-trick for Estudiantes with three headers in a 5–1 win against Paraguayan side Guaraní in the group stages of the 2011 Copa Libertadores. In the following game he scored the winning goal against league leaders Racing Club.
On July 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Club Atlético Banfield.
One year later he returned to Paraguayan Football signing for Cerro Porteño. Then he was transferred to Sportivo Luqueño and now he is the main scorer of Libertad, being the topscorer at the 2014 Apertura, scoring 19 goals.
López played a friendly match for Uruguay against China in 1996. Thirteen years later, in 2009, he was called again by coach Oscar Washington Tabárez for a friendly match against Algeria and for the World Cup qualifying games against Peru and Colombia. He was also part of the squad that achieved the qualification by defeating Costa Rica on the playoff. However, he was not part of the Uruguayan squad that played the World Cup.
- Paraguayan Primera División top scorer: 2006 (27 goals, for Libertad)
- Paraguayan Primera División top scorer: 2013 Clausura (17 goals, for Sportivo Luqueño)
- Paraguayan Primera División top scorer: 2014 Apertura (19 goals, for Libertad)
- Federico Insúa gambeta vs Tecos
- Rodrigo López golazo vs Tecos
- 26 Minutos. Retrieved 22 December 2009. (in Spanish)
- "Con Rorro y el Torito". Olé (in Spanish). 26 June 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010.
- Rodrigo López vs Guaraní
- Hernán Rodrigo López vs Racing, Clausura 2011
- "La Celeste (y blanca)" Olé. Retrieved 21 August 2009. (in Spanish)
- Hernán Rodrigo López – Liga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (in Spanish)
- Hernán Rodrigo López at BDFA.com.ar at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-07-06) (in Spanish)
- Rodrigo López at Terra.com.mx at Archive.today (archived 2006-05-12) (in Spanish)
- Hernán Rodrigo López Mora – Argentine Primera statistics at Futbol XXI at the Wayback Machine (archived 2012-05-24) (in Spanish)
- Rodrigo López at Soccerway