|Full name||Rafael Édgar Dudamel Ochoa|
|Date of birth||January 7, 1973|
|Place of birth||Guama, Venezuela|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|1989–1993||Universidad de Los Andes|
|1989–1994||Universidad Los Andes|
|2007||Estudiantes de Mérida||20||(3)|
|2007–2008||América de Cali||11||(0)|
|2008–2009||Estudiantes de Mérida||15||(0)|
|2010–2011||Estudiantes de Merida|
* 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 Édgar Dudamel Ochoa, commonly known as Rafael Dudamel (born January 7, 1973), is a retired Venezuelan football goalkeeper who played 56 times for the Venezuela national team. He was born in Guama, Yaracuy. He is currently the head coach of the Venezuela national team.
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. Atlético Huila, Independiente Santa Fe, Deportivo Cali, Millonarios and Cortulua are the Colombian clubs where he played. He has also played for Quilmes, of Argentina. He was transferred to Mamelodi Sundowns, of South Africa in 2005. In 2007 after the Copa America, he transferred to América de Cali, a top Colombian club, alongside Venezuelan international Jorge Rojas. He left América and returned to Estudiantes de Mérida on August 29, 2008.
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.
|1.||September 10, 1996||Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela||Argentina||2–4||2–5||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
On 18 October 2017 Dudamel is appointed manager of Venezuela’s national football team. 
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. 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 Juan Pablo Añor was saved. In the final group match, he drew against Mexico 1-1. In the knockout stages, Venezuela lost immediately, 4-1 to Argentina.
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.
- Primera División Venezolana 1990–91
- Copa Conmebol: Runners Up 1995
- Primera División Venezolana: 1997–98
- Copa Merconorte: 2001
- Premier Soccer League 2005–06
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