Matías Rodríguez

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Matías Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Matías Nicolás Rodríguez
Date of birth (1986-04-14) 14 April 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth San Luis, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Right back / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Universidad de Chile
Number 16
Youth career
1998–2006 Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Aucas 11 (2)
2007 LASK Linz 1 (0)
2008–2009 Nacional 42 (3)
2010–2013 Universidad de Chile 97 (22)
2013–2015 Sampdoria 3 (0)
2014–2015 Grêmio (loan) 10 (1)
2015– Universidad de Chile 45 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2017.

Matías Nicolás Rodríguez (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈti.as niˈkolas roˈðɾiɣes], born 14 April 1986) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a right back or midfielder for Chilean club Universidad de Chile.

Club career[edit]

After years spending in Boca Juniors academy, he moved Ecuadorian Serie A club Aucas in mid-2006 (after fail joined on trial to Barcelona de Guayaquil), where scored three goals in 13 league matches, which his transfer fee was appraised in US$1 million, because their well performances.[2] Following his success, he returned to Boca and had an horrible 2007, after have a seriously tibia and fibula injury.[2] Finally, after one-and-half year without play, he joined Nacional Montevideo in June 2008.

In January 2010, following Gerardo Pelusso's departure (coach of Rodríguez at Nacional) to Universidad de Chile, he also joined Chilean club,[3] where he won three league titles and the 2011 Copa Sudamericana title with Santiago-based club. However, all of these title was under manager Jorge Sampaoli, who replaced former coach Pelusso after bad results in 2010. Their most important goals with The Blues were in two derbies against Colo-Colo[4][5] and in a 2010 Copa Libertadores game too with Flamengo, where he scored a last-minute equalizer goal that sealed a 2–2 away draw at Maracanã.[6]

He also had serious possibilities of a move to Europe because his performances, being heavily linked with Portugal's Benfica in January 2012 after reach Copa Sudamericana title.[7] However, on 29 January 2013, Rodríguez joined Italian Serie A club Sampdoria in a transfer fee a US$4.2 million (3.28 million).[8][9][10][11] He signed a 4½ year contract.[11]

On 30 May 2014, Rodríguez was loaned from Serie A side Sampdoria to Grêmio until June 2015.[12]

On 19 July 2015 Rodríguez was re-signed by Universidad de Chile.[13]

International career[edit]

In 2012, Matías Rodríguez was selected by Alejandro Sabella for the Argentina national team as part of the squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Ecuador. Later, he was selected again for the match played against Chile.[14] He did not play in either of the two matches.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 12 April 2015.[15]
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nacional 2008-09 Primera División 29 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 36 1
2009-10 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
Total 42 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 49 3
Universidad de Chile 2010 Primera División 27 5 0 0 13 2 0 0 40 7
2011 36 4 6 0 10 1 0 0 52 5
2012 34 13 7 2 17 4 1 0 59 19
Total 97 22 13 2 40 7 1 0 151 31
Sampdoria 2012-13 Serie A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013-14 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Grêmio (loan) 2014 Série A 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2015 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 13 0
Total 8 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 22 0
Career total 150 25 17 2 47 7 13 0 227 34

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Nacional
Universidad de Chile

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile at Universidad de Chile
  2. ^ a b "Entre Católica y Aucas le pagaban a Matías Rodríguez". Ultimasnoticias.com. 9 May 2011.  Check date values in: |year= / |date= mismatch (help)
  3. ^ "U. de Chile presentó a Matías Rodríguez como su séptimo y último refuerzo". Bio-Bio.cl. 14 January 2010.  Check date values in: |year= / |date= mismatch (help)
  4. ^ "Colo-Colo logra agónico empate ante la "U"". La Tercera. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Universidad de Chile humilla a Colo Colo y logra goleada histórica en Superclásicos". La Tercera. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Copa Libertadores 2010: Flamengo 2 v/s 2 Universidad de Chile partido". YouTube. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Matías Rodríguez: "Si el Benfica viene por mí, es imposible decirle que no"". Emol.com. 14 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sampdoria sube oferta y Matías Rodríguez se marcha a Italia". Terra Chile. 27 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Matías Rodríguez llegó como crack a Sampdoria". Yahoo. 27 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Le cifre dell'affare Matías Rodríguez (Matías Rodríguez's deal numbers); Samp News 24, 27 January 2013 (Italian)
  11. ^ a b U.C. Sampdoria S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2013 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  12. ^ "Matías Rodríguez é oficialmente apresentado". Portal Oficial do Grêmio. 
  13. ^ "Está de vuelta" (in Spanish). Club Universidad de Chile. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  14. ^ FIFA Report: Full Time CHILE 1-2 ARGENTINA
  15. ^ "Matías Rodríguez". Soccerway. 

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