Rafael Dudamel

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Dudamel and the second or maternal family name is Ochoa.
Rafael Dudamel
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Personal information
Full name Rafael Edgar Dudamel Ochoa
Date of birth (1973-01-07) January 7, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Guama, Venezuela
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Venezuela (Manager)
Youth career
1989–1993 Universidad de Los Andes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1994 Universidad Los Andes
1994 Atlético Huila
1994 El Vigía
1995–1997 Santa Fe 88 (3)
1997–1998 Atlético Zulia 18 (1)
1998 Quilmes 17 (1)
1998–2001 Deportivo Cali 142 (11)
2001–2002 Millonarios 20 (0)
2002–2004 UA Maracaibo 35 (2)
2004 Cortuluá 17 (0)
2005 Deportivo Táchira 14 (0)
2005–2006 Mamelodi Sundowns 7 (0)
2007 Estudiantes de Mérida 20 (3)
2007–2008 América de Cali 11 (0)
2008–2009 Estudiantes de Mérida 15 (0)
2009–2010 Real Esppor (0)
National team
1993–2007 Venezuela 56 (1)
Teams managed
2010–2011 Estudiantes de Merida
2012–2013 Venezuela U17
2014–2015 ACD Lara
2015– Venezuela U20
2016– Venezuela
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 14, 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 14, 2009

Rafael Edgar Dudamel Ochoa, commonly known as Rafael Dudamel (born January 7, 1973[2]), is a retired Venezuelan football goalkeeper who played 56 times for the Venezuela national team.[3] He was born in Guama, Yaracuy. He is currently the head coach of the Venezuela national team.

Club career[edit]

During his career, Dudamel played for several Venezuelan and Colombian football clubs. Among the Venezuelan clubs are Universidad de Los Andes, El Vigía, Atlético Zulia, UA Maracaibo and Deportivo Táchira.[4] Atlético Huila, Independiente Santa Fe, Deportivo Cali, Millonarios and Cortulua are the Colombian clubs where he played.[5] He has also played for Quilmes, of Argentina.[6] He was transferred to Mamelodi Sundowns, of South Africa in 2005.[7] In 2007 after the Copa America, he transferred to América de Cali, a top Colombian club, alongside Venezuelan international Jorge Rojas.[8] He left América and returned to Estudiantes de Mérida on August 29, 2008.[9]

International career[edit]

As of November 2007, Dudamel has 56 caps and one goal for the Venezuela national football team. He was capped for the first time in 1993. He scored a direct free kick in the World Cup 1998 qualifier against Argentina.[10]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. September 10, 1996 Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela  Argentina 2–4 2–5 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification

Managerial career[edit]

On 1 April 2016 Dudamel is appointed manager of Venezuela [11]

On 5 June 2016 Dudamel gets his first win in an official tournament as national coach with a 1-0 victory over Jamaica in the Copa America. [12]


Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Universidad de Los Andes
Santa Fe
Atlético Zulia
Deportivo Cali
Millonarios
Mamelodi Sundowns

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rafael Dudamel" (in German). weltfussball.de. Retrieved April 14, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Venezuela". CONMEBOL. Retrieved April 14, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Venezuela – Record International Players". RSSSF. August 31, 2007. Retrieved September 22, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Rafael Dudamel: "Táchira impondrá su jerarquía y experiencia"" (in Spanish). La Vinotinto. September 16, 2003. Archived from the original on March 13, 2007. Retrieved September 22, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Dudamel, Rafael". National Football Teams. Retrieved September 22, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Rafael Dudamel" (in Portuguese). zerozero.pt. Retrieved September 22, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Arquero Rafael Dudamel jugará con el Mamelodi de Sudáfrica" (in Spanish). Terra. July 15, 2005. Retrieved September 22, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Se va con Dudamel" (in Spanish). Lider en deportes. June 4, 2007. Retrieved September 22, 2008. [dead link]
  9. ^ "El guardameta venezolano Rafael Dudamel renunció al América" (in Spanish). Caracol Radio. August 29, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Rafael Dudamel – International Appearances". RSSSF. July 12, 2007. Retrieved September 22, 2008. 
  11. ^ http://www.conmebol.com/en/04012016-1601/rafael-dudamel-new-coach-venezuela
  12. ^ http://www.ca2016.com/article/tabarezs-experience-and-dudamels-ambitions-define-uruguay-vs-venezuela

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