Jorge Humberto Rodríguez

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Jorge Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Jorge Humberto Rodríguez Alvárez
Date of birth (1971-05-20) 20 May 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth San Alejo, El Salvador
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Midfielder
Youth career
1987 Atiquizaya
1988 Santa Anita
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Huracán
1990–1991 Isidro Metapán
1992–1997 FAS
1997–2001 FC Dallas 116 (18)
2001 Águila
2002 FC Dallas 22 (4)
2002–2003 FAS (4)
2003–2005 Águila
2005–2006 Alianza
2007–2008 Isidro Metapán 36 (4)
National team
1991–2004 El Salvador 71 (9)
Teams managed
2013– Isidro Metapán
2015 El Salvador

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Alvárez.

Jorge Humberto Rodríguez Alvárez (born 20 May 1971 in San Alejo, El Salvador) is a retired Salvadoran footballer.

He was one of the mainstays of the El Salvador national football team during the second half of the 1990s.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Zarco, Rodríguez started his career with Salvadoran second division outfit Huracán and has played professionally for Salvadoran Premier Division sides Isidro Metapán, FAS, Águila and Alianza as well as for Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) of Major League Soccer.

In his six seasons with the Burn, Rodríguez appeared in 155 matches, scoring 25 goals.[1]

International career[edit]

Rodríguez made his debut for El Salvador in an April 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup qualification against Nicaragua and has earned over a period of 14 years a total of 71 caps, scoring 9 goals. He has represented his country in 24 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[2] and played at the 1991, 1995[3] and 2001 UNCAF Nations Cups[4] as well as at the 1996,[5] 1998[6] and 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[7]

His final international game was a November 2004 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Panama.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 November 1995 Estadio Flor Blanca, San Salvador, El Salvador  Yugoslavia 1–2 1–4 Friendly match
2 10 December 1995 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Costa Rica 2–0 2–1 1995 UNCAF Nations Cup
3 1 December 1996 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Cuba 3–0 3–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 5 March 2000 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Belize 2–0 5–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 16 April 2000 People's Stadium, Orange Walk Town, Belize  Belize 3–0 3–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 15 November 2000 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Jamaica 2–0 2–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 23 May 2001 Estadio Excélsior, Puerto Cortés, Honduras  Nicaragua 1–0 3–0 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
8 23 May 2001 Estadio Excélsior, Puerto Cortés, Honduras  Nicaragua 3–0 3–0 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
9 18 August 2004 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Panama 2–1 2–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

The nickname Zarco comes from the Spanish word for light blue, and refers to the color of his eyes.

Honours[edit]

Club honours[edit]

As a Player[edit]

As a Coach[edit]

Professional awards and achievements[edit]

  • Dallas Burn MVP (1998)
  • Dallas Burn Defender of the year (1998)
  • Dallas Burn Defender of the year (2000)
  • Dallas Burn Defender of the year (2001)

References[edit]

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