Ismael Rodríguez (footballer)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Vega.
Ismael Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Ismael de Jesús Rodríguez Vega
Date of birth (1981-01-10) 10 January 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Ciudad Madero, Mexico
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left Wing back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Monterrey 111 (9)
2005–2012 Club América 100 (7)
2011 Querétaro (loan) 2 (0)
2012-2013 Irapuato 11 (1)
2014- C.D. Aguila 1 (1)
National team
2003- Mexico 6 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 October 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 July 2012

Ismael de Jesús Rodríguez Vega (born January 10, 1981) in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas is a Mexican footballer, who plays for C.D. Águila in the El Salvador Premier League.


Trained in the C.F. Monterrey youth system, Ismael debuted in the México Primera División on 21 July 2001 in a game against UNAM Pumas. He quickly won a starting job and became a fixture in Monterrey's backline. During the Rayados title run in the Clausura 2003 tournament, Rodríguez played in 18 games and scored two goals, including a crucial score against Club Atlas in the playoff quarterfinals. His continued success at the club level brought him to the attention of Mexico national team coaches and personnel. In 2004, Rodríguez played for Mexico at the 2004 Olympic Summer Games.

Prior to the Apertura 2005 tournament, Ismael was transferred to Club América, who were at the time reigning champions of the Mexico league. An established starter at his previous club, Rodríguez was mostly a bench warmer at the beginning of the season; he saw significantly more action towards the end of the tournament.

International career[edit]

It was not until Javier Aguirre came to coach the Mexico squad that Ismael Rodriguez finally got a chance to play with the Mexico Squad. He became one of Aguirre's main men because he started in every Gold Cup game.

International caps[edit]

As of 19 July 2009



Mexico Mexico

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