Rafael Dudamel

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Rafael Dudamel
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Dudamel in 2017
Personal information
Full name Rafael Édgar Dudamel Ochoa
Date of birth (1973-01-07) January 7, 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth San Felipe, Venezuela
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1989–1993 Universidad 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)
Total 404 (21)
National team
1993–2007 Venezuela 56 (1)
Teams managed
2010–2011 Estudiantes de Merida
2012–2013 Venezuela U17
2014–2015 Deportivo Lara
2015–2019 Venezuela U20
2016–2020 Venezuela
2020 Atlético Mineiro
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rafael Édgar Dudamel Ochoa, commonly known as Rafael Dudamel (born January 7, 1973[2]), is a Venezuelan football manager and former player who played as a goalkeeper.

As a player, Dudamel made 56 appearances for the Venezuela national team.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Club[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[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 goal[edit]

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

Managerial career[edit]

On 18 October 2017 Dudamel is appointed manager of Venezuela’s national football team. [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 2016 Copa America.[12] In his next match at the tournament, he upsets Uruguay 1-0. The winner was scored by Salomon Rondón, who tapped in after a long range attempt by Alejandro Guerra was saved.[13] In the final group match, he drew against Mexico 1-1.[14] In the knockout stages, Venezuela lost immediately, 4-1 to Argentina.[15]

At the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Dudamel led the U20s to the final, where they lost to England 1-0 in the final. It was the nation's best ever performance at U20 competition.[16]

On 2 January 2020, he resigned from the Venezuela national team, and four days later signed a two-year contract with Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro.[17] On 27 February 2020, he was sacked by Atlético, following eliminations from the Copa Sudamericana and the Copa do Brasil.[18]

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

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

Coach[edit]

International[edit]

Venezuela U-20
Venezuela U-17

Managerial Statistics[edit]

As of Match played 29 February 2020
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Venezuela 2016 2020 39 12 16 11 030.77
Atlético Mineiro 2020 2020 10 4 4 2 040.00
  • Official FIFA matches only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rafael Dudamel" (in German). weltfussball.de. Retrieved April 14, 2009.
  2. ^ "Venezuela". CONMEBOL. Archived from the original on May 22, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2009.
  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. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. 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. Archived from the original on February 19, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2008.
  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. ^ "Rafael Dudamel, new coach of Venezuela | CONMEBOL". www.conmebol.com. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  12. ^ "2016 Copa America Centenario". www.ca2016.com. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "Uruguay vs. Venezuela - Football Match Report - June 9, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "Mexico's draw with Venezuela gives El Tri 1st in Group C at Copa America". USA TODAY. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "Messi starts, Argentina beats Venezuela 4-1 in Copa America". USA TODAY. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  16. ^ "Under-20 World Cup: England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. June 11, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  17. ^ "Novo comando: Rafael Dudamel é o treinador do Atlético". Clube Atlético Mineiro (in Portuguese). January 4, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  18. ^ "Atlético-MG anuncia a demissão de Dudamel (e sua comissão), Rui Costa e Marques". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). February 27, 2020. Retrieved February 27, 2020.

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