Julio César Rodríguez López

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Personal information
Full name Julio César Rodríguez López
Date of birth (1995-12-07) 7 December 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Mieres, Spain
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Istra 1961
Number 4
Youth career
2004–2005 Caudal
2005–2008 Oviedo
2008–2012 Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Sporting B 76 (1)
2013–2017 Sporting Gijón 0 (0)
2016–2017Barnsley (loan) 0 (0)
2017–2018 Recreativo 17 (0)
2018– Istra 1961 9 (1)
National team
2013 Spain U18 1 (0)
2013 Spain U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 July 2013

Julio César Rodríguez López (born 7 December 1995), simply known as Julio, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Croatian club NK Istra 1961 as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Julio was born in Mieres, Asturias. A product of Sporting de Gijón's prolific youth academy, he made his senior debuts in the 2012–13 season, playing 30 games in Segunda División B for the reserves.

Julio first appeared officially with the main squad on 11 September 2013, starting in a 2–3 away loss against Recreativo de Huelva for the season's Copa del Rey.[1] On 2 September 2014 he was definitely promoted to the main squad in Segunda División.[2]

On 31 August 2016, Julio was loaned to Championship club Barnsley for one season,[3] initially assigned to the Development squad. Upon returning, he cut ties with the club on 26 July 2017.[4]


  1. ^ El Recre supera a un Sporting con diez (Recre overcomes a ten-man Sporting); Marca, 11 September 2013 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Carlos Castro y Julio, con ficha del primer equipo (Carlos Castro and Julio, with first-team place); El Comercio, 2 September 2014 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Julio, cedido al Barnsley" [Julio, loaned to Barnsley] (in Spanish). Sporting Gijón. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Julio rescinde su contrato como jugador del Sporting" [Julio rescinds his contract as Sporting player] (in Spanish). Sporting Gijón. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.

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