Jesús Tato

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Jesús Rodríguez Tato)
Jump to: navigation, search
Jesús Tato
Personal information
Full name Jesús Rodríguez Tato
Date of birth (1983-07-12) 12 July 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Murcia, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
La Roda
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Barcelona B 38 (11)
2004–2008 Murcia 23 (5)
2007 Lleida (loan) 13 (3)
2007–2008 Ceuta (loan) 37 (6)
2008–2010 Cartagena 67 (11)
2010–2011 Albacete 37 (13)
2011–2013 Xerez 53 (9)
2013 Las Palmas 28 (5)
2014 Girona 12 (0)
2014–2015 Zaragoza 16 (0)
2015–2016 Moghreb Tétouan 7 (1)
2016 Pune City 10 (1)
2017– La Roda 4 (0)
National team
1999 Spain U16 2 (0)
2002 Spain U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Tato.

Jesús Rodríguez Tato (born 12 July 1983) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for La Roda CF as a forward or a winger.

He spent most of his career in Segunda División, totalling 198 games and 36 goals in total of seven teams across a whole decade.

Football career[edit]


Born in Murcia, Tato began his development at Real Murcia and concluded it at FC Barcelona, where he made his senior debut for the reserves in Tercera División. In 2004, he returned to his hometown team in La Liga and made his professional debut on 28 March in a 2–0 home win over RCD Mallorca, coming on as a 74th-minute substitute for Juanma;[1] he made six further appearances off the bench, as the season ended with relegation.

Tato scored his first professional goal on 6 May 2006, a consolation in a 1–2 away loss against CD Castellón for the Segunda División championship. He followed it eight days later with a brace in a 3–1 win over CD Numancia at the Estadio de La Condomina, also assisting Nacho Garro.[2]

Halfway through Murcia's promotion-winning season, Tato returned to Catalonia by joining Segunda División B team UE Lleida on loan. The following campaign, he remained in the same level at AD Ceuta, helping them to the play-offs.


In 2008, Tato signed with neighbours FC Cartagena, and renewed his link after winning promotion to division two via the play-offs in his first season.[3] After a second campaign at the Estadio Cartagonova he moved to Albacete Balompié,[4] where he netted a career-best 13 goals in his only season, which ended in relegation from the second tier.[5]

Tato joined Xerez CD in June 2011, being officially presented on 8 July and hoping to help them gain promotion to the top flight,[6] but he left in January 2013 for fellow second division side UD Las Palmas for the same reason.[7] He extended his contract at the latter club in the 2013 summer, after helping it to the play-offs.[8]

In February 2014, Tato signed for Girona FC for the remainder of the season,[9] and remained a free agent from then until September, when he joined Real Zaragoza still in the second tier.[10]

In July 2015, Tato moved abroad for the first time in his career at the age of 32, joining Morocco's Moghreb Tétouan alongside compatriot José Manuel Rueda.[11] He switched to a third continent in September 2016, signing for FC Pune City ahead of the Indian Super League season.[12] He played all but four games for the latter, who missed out on the play-offs, and headed the opening goal of a 1–1 draw at Delhi Dynamos FC on 27 October.[13]


  1. ^ "El Mallorca se complica su existencia en Murcia" [Mallorca make matters worse for themselves in Murcia]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 28 March 2004. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Un genial Tato deja al Numancia lejos de los puestos altos" [A great Tato leaves Numancia far from the high positions] (in Spanish). La Voz Digital. 15 May 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Tato y Rubén, a punto de renovar con el Cartagena" [Tato and Rubén, about to renew with Cartagena]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 June 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Tato: "Desde principio de verano quise fichar por el Albacete"" [Tato: "From the start of the summer I wanted to sign for Albacete"]. Marca (in Spanish). 31 August 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "ALBACETE: Los goles de Tato, sinónimo de puntos" [ALBACETE: Tato's goals, equal to points] (in Spanish). El Digital Castilla La Mancha. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Tato: "El Xerez es un buen atajo para volver a jugar en Primera"" [Tato "Xerez is a good shortcut to play in Primera again"]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 8 July 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Tato: "Elegí a la UD para ascender"" [Tato: "I chose UD to gain promotion"] (in Spanish). Canarias 7. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Tato renueva su ambición" [Tato renews his ambition]. La Provincia (in Spanish). 12 July 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "El Girona fitxa a Jesús Rodríguez, 'Tato'" [Girona sign Jesús Rodríguez, ‘Tato’] (in Catalan). Esport 360. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Jesús Rodríguez 'Tato' se compromete con el Real Zaragoza procedente del paro" [Jesús Rodríguez 'Tato' moves from unemployment to Real Zaragoza]. Heraldo de Aragón (in Spanish). 16 September 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  11. ^ "Tato y Rueda firman con el Moghreb Tetouan de Marruecos" [Tato and Rueda sign with Morocco's Moghreb Tétouan] (in Spanish). Be Soccer. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Indian Super League: FC Pune City rope in former Barcelona youth player Jesus Tato". 20 September 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "Delhi Dynamos and FC Pune City play out 1–1 draw". The Indian Express. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 

External links[edit]