Jonathan Rodríguez (footballer, born 1993)

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Jonathan Rodríguez
Jonathan Rodriguez penarol 2014.jpg
Rodríguez celebrating a goal for Peñarol
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Javier Rodríguez Portillo
Date of birth (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Florida, Uruguay
Height 1.81m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Santos Laguna
Number 13
Youth career
Atlético Florida
2011–2013 Peñarol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Peñarol 38 (15)
2015–2016 Benfica B 6 (7)
2015–2016 Benfica 1 (0)
2015–2016Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 13 (0)
2016– Santos Laguna 80 (27)
National team
2014– Uruguay 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2018

Jonathan Javier Rodríguez Portillo (born 6 July 1993) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a winger for Mexican club Santos Laguna and the Uruguay national team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Florida, Uruguay, Rodríguez began his career with local club Peñarol in Uruguayan Primera División. In his first season, he scored 11 goals in 27 matches. He also made appearances for the club in Copa Libertadores.[1]

On 29 January 2015, Rodríguez joined Portuguese champions S.L. Benfica on a loan deal until 30 June 2017.[2] Penãrol's president, Juan Pedro Damiani, said that Benfica paid €2 million for 40% of Rodríguez's economic rights, with the remaining 60% totalling €4.4 million.[3] Rodríguez joined Benfica along with countryman Elbio Álvarez, a former Peñarol player.[4]

On 22 February 2015, Rodríguez debuted for Benfica B and scored twice in a home win against Oriental (3–0) in Segunda Liga.[5] On 18 March, he scored a hat-trick in a home win against Portimonense (4–1).[6] On 11 April 2015, Rodríguez debuted for the first-team, as a substitute, in a home win against Académica (5–1) in Primeira Liga.[7]

On 20 August 2015, Rodríguez was loaned out to Deportivo de La Coruña for one season.[8] On 10 June 2016, he signed for Mexican club Santos Laguna on a permanent deal.[9]

International career[edit]

Rodríguez scored his first international goal for Uruguay in a 3–0 victory over Oman on 13 October 2014.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 April 2016[11]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Peñarol 2013–14 Primera División 27 11 0 0 2 0 29 11
2014–15 Primera División 11 4 0 0 9 4 20 8
Total 38 15 0 0 11 4 49 19
Benfica B 2014–15 Segunda Liga 6 7 6 7
Benfica 2014–15 Primeira Liga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Deportivo La Coruña 2015–16 La Liga 13 0 3 0 16 0
Career total 58 22 3 0 0 0 11 4 72 26

International[edit]

As of 16 October 2018[12]
Uruguay national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 4 1
2015 5 0
2018 1 1
Total 10 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Uruguay's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 October 2014 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman  Oman 3–0 3–0 Friendly
2. 16 October 2018 Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan  Japan 3–4 3–4 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Benfica
Santos Laguna

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Footballzz profile". Footballzz. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Jonathan Rodríguez: "Benfica é um Clube enorme, com muitos Sócios"" [Jonathan Rodríguez: "Benfica is a huge club, with many members"] (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Peñarol explica negócio Jonathan" [Peñarol explain Jonathan deal] (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Futebol: Jonathan Rodríguez e Elbio Álvarez são reforços do SL Benfica" [Football: Jonathan Rodríguez and Elbio Álvarez join SL Benfica] (in Portuguese). S.L. Benfica. 29 January 2015. Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Benfica B - Oriental (Jornada 29 Segunda Liga 2014-2015) - Liga Portugal" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Jonathan Rodríguez faz "hat trick" na vitória do Benfica B sobre o Portimonense (4-1)" [Jonathan Rodríguez does «hat trick» in Benfica B's win over Portimonense (4-1)] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Benfica - Académica (Jornada 28 Liga NOS 2014-2015) - Liga Portugal" (in Portuguese). LPFP. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Principio de acuerdo entre Deportivo y Benfica para la cesión de Jonathan Rodríguez" [Agreement in principle between Deportivo and Benfica for the loan of Jonathan Rodríguez] (in Spanish). Deportivo's official website. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Contratación Jonathan Rodríguez" [Jonathan Rodríguez signing]. Club Santos Laguna (in Spanish). 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Luis Suarez nets brace as Uruguay coast to friendly win over Oman". ESPNFC. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  11. ^ "J. Rodríguez". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  12. ^ "J. Rodríguez". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  13. ^ Cunha, Pedro Jorge (17 May 2015). "Benfica bicampeão: 28 com as faixas e dois à espera" [Benfica back-to-back champion: 28 with the sashes and two await] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. Retrieved 19 May 2015.

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