José Luis Rodríguez (footballer, born 1998)

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José Luis Rodríguez
José Rodríguez.jpg
Rodríguez with Panama at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name José Luis Rodríguez Francis[1]
Date of birth (1998-06-19) 19 June 1998 (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Panama City, Panama[2]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Alavés B
Number 16
Youth career
Chorrillo[3]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Chorrillo 16 (1)
2016Gent II (loan) 0 (0)
2016–2018 Gent II 0 (0)
2018 Istra 1961 8 (1)
2019– Alavés 11 (3)
National team
2014–2015 Panama U17[4] 4+ (1+)
2018– Panama 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:59, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:59, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

José Luis Rodríguez Francis (born 19 June 1998) is a Panamanian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Deportivo Alavés B and the Panama national team.[2]

Person life[edit]

Rodríguez grew up in El Chorrillo, Panama City and is the brother of retired Chorrillo captain Marcos Villarreal.[3] He was nicknamed "Cocobolo" at a young age for his short hair.[3]

Club career[edit]

Rodríguez played for hometown club Chorrillo in his youth.[3] In the 2015–16 season of the Liga Panameña de Fútbol, he made his debut on 17 July 2015 in a 0–1 away loss against Atlético Chiriquí.[2] His first and only goal of the season came on 2 April 2016 in a 3–2 away win against Alianza, scoring the winning goal for Chorrillo in the 90th minute.[5] In 2016, Rodríguez moved to the under-21 team of Belgium club Gent on loan with an option to buy.[6][7][8] On 9 December 2016, Gent signed Rodríguez on a permanent deal, with a contract lasting until 2019.[9] In September 2018 he signed for Croatian club Istra 1961.[10]

On 1 February 2019, Rodríguez joined Deportivo Alavés and would play for their B-team.[11]

International career[edit]

Rodríguez was called up to the Panama under-17 team in 2014,[12] scoring on 3 March 2015 against Haiti in the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.[4]

On 14 May 2018, Rodríguez was included in Panama's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the country's first ever FIFA World Cup.[13] Rodríguez made his international debut for Panama on 29 May 2018 in a 0–0 friendly home draw against Northern Ireland.[2] The following day, Rodríguez was included in Panama's final 23-man World Cup squad.[14]

Rodríguez made his World Cup debut in Panama's opening match on 18 June 2018 in a 0–3 loss to Belgium, starting the match before being substituted in the 63rd minute for Ismael Díaz.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 28 June 2018[2]
Panama
Year Apps Goals
2018 5 0
Total 5 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Panama – José Rodríguez – Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Da Silva, Alexander (1 June 2018). "La sorpresa llamada José Luis Rodríguez" [The surprise called José Luis Rodríguez]. La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Under 17s – Men – Panama v Mexico". CONCACAF. 28 February 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help) "Under 17s – Men – Haiti v Panama". CONCACAF. 3 March 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help) "Under 17s – Men – Panama v Saint Lucia". CONCACAF. 6 March 2015. Archived from the original on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help) "Under 17s – Men – Costa Rica v Panama". CONCACAF. 9 March 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ "Alianza vs. Chorrillo – 3 April 2016". Soccerway. Perform Group. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  6. ^ "José Luis Rodríguez". WorldFootball.net. Heim:Spiel. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  7. ^ "José Luis Rodríguez ya vistió la piel del KAA Gent de Bélgica" [José Luis Rodríguez has already worn the kit of Belgium's KAA Gent]. panamaamerica.com.pa (in Spanish). Panamá América. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  8. ^ "José Luis Rodriguez al fútbol de Bélgica" [José Luis Rodríguez to Belgian football]. futbolconsultants.com (in Spanish). Futbol Consultants. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  9. ^ "KAA Gent sign Jose Luis Rodriguez on permanent deal". kaagent.be. K.A.A. Gent. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Veliko pojačanje za Istru: Dovela igrača koji je igrao na SP u Rusiji" [Big signing for Istra: They signed player who played on the World Cup in Russia]. 24sata.hr. 24 sata. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  11. ^ Tomás Oneto y José Luis Rodríguez reforzarán al MiniGlorias, deportivoalaves.com, 1 February 2019
  12. ^ Bolvarán C., Arturo (13 March 2014). "La sub-17 de Panamá inicia prácticas el 17 de marzo" [The under-17s of Panama starts work on 17 March]. rpctv.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Panamá anuncia su lista provisional" [Panama announces its provisional list]. FIFA.com (in Spanish). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  14. ^ Richards, Ricardo (30 May 2018). "Panamá revela lista de los 23 jugadores que irán al Mundial de Rusia 2018" [Panama reveals list of the 23 players who will go to the 2018 World Cup in Russia]. telemetro.com (in Spanish). Telemetro. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Match report – Group G – Belgium-Panama" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.

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