Juan Rodríguez (footballer, born 1982)

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Juan Rodríguez
Juan Antonio Rodríguez Villamuela.jpg
Rodríguez in action for Deportivo in 2009
Personal information
Full name Juan Antonio Rodríguez Villamuela
Date of birth (1982-04-01) 1 April 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Málaga, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Málaga B 111 (16)
2003–2006 Málaga 58 (6)
2006–2011 Deportivo La Coruña 160 (11)
2011–2016 Getafe 107 (3)
2016– Mallorca 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.

Juan Antonio Rodríguez Villamuela (born 1 April 1982) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for RCD Mallorca as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Málaga, Andalusia, and grown through the ranks of Málaga CF, Rodríguez first played with the main squad early into 2003–04, coming on as a 57th-minute substitute in a 2–1 away win against RCD Espanyol on 28 September 2003,[1] ultimately appearing twice in that season and been mainly registered with the B-team. The next year he established himself in the former, becoming an undisputed starter subsequently and scoring five league goals in his first full campaign.

With Málaga relegated from La Liga in 2006, Rodríguez joined Deportivo de La Coruña after having been linked with the Galicians in the previous months, signing on 13 July 2006[2] in a deal which earned the player approximately 600.000 per season, a relatively lower amount compared to players previously operating in the same position at Depor: Roberto Acuña, Aldo Duscher and Lionel Scaloni.

Rodríguez was regularly played as starter during his spell with Deportivo, in various midfield positions (103 league games and six goals in his last three years combined). In late June 2011, following the club's top flight relegation, the 29-year-old signed as a free agent for Getafe CF, penning a four-year contract.[3]

On 4 July 2016, following Getafe's top division relegation, Rodríguez joined RCD Mallorca.[4]


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