Rafael Robayo

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Rafael Robayo
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Personal information
Full name Rafael Fernando Robayo Marroquín
Date of birth (1984-04-24) April 24, 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Bogotá, Colombia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Millonarios
Number 8
Youth career
2000–2002 Escuela de Fútbol Vida
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Atlético Nacional 1 (0)
2004 Once Caldas 0 (0)
2005–2011 Millonarios 186 (21)
2012 Chicago Fire 16 (0)
2012– Millonarios (loan) 133 (10)
National team
2010– Bolivia 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 19, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

Rafael Robayo (born April 24, 1984 in Bogotá) is a Bolivian footballer who currently plays for Millonarios, on loan from Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Atletico Nacional[edit]

Robayo began his youth career at Escuela de Fútbol Vida. In 2003 he joined top Colombian club Atlético Nacional and made his first team debut the same year.

Once Caldas[edit]

In 2004 he joined Once Caldas but remained at the club for only one year as his opportunities were limited.

Millonarios FC[edit]

In early 2005 Robayo joined Millonarios and on May 15 of that year scored his first professional goal in a 1-1 draw with Atlético Nacional in Medellín.[1]

In 2006 Robayo lost his place for Millonarios but in 2007 he bounced back to claim a starting role in midfield as a result of his fine form during the Copa Sudamericana 2007 in which the club advanced to the semifinal stage.[2] After the departure of Gerardo Bedoya in early 2010, Robayo has served as club captain aleternating with José Mera. [3] On October 24, 2010 Robayo recorded his first two goal game as Millonarios defeated Deportivo Pereira by a 2-1 score.[4]

Robayo continued his fine form in 2011 as he helped the club win the 2011 Copa Colombia by a 2-0 aggregate score over Boyacá Chicó. After seven seasons at the club on January 4, 2012 Robayo announced that he would be leaving the club.[5]

Chicago[edit]

A day later it was revealed that Robayo would be joining Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer.[6]

Millonarios FC[edit]

On July 26, 2012, after half a season in Chicago, Robayo was loaned back to Millonarios for the remainder of the 2012 season.[7]

On May 3, 2015 becomes final goal of the victory of his team 3-1 Medellin in El Campin 92 minutes' turning a goal avoiding the opponent goalkeeper being man of the match.[8] 15 days after re-convert back to 92 minutes' after a backlash, converted back to win 1-3 in the last date of all against all court against rival Santa Fe and remove it from the room finals and qualifying his team.[9]

He is currently the eighth player with more presences in Millonarios with over 300 games where converted 31 goals.

  • Fact: It's the Bogota more matches and eighth on the team with 319.

Statistics[edit]

(As of July 26, 2012)

Year Team League Matches Goals Cup Matches Goals Total Matches Total Goals
2005 Millonarios 30 1 0 0 30 1
2006 Millonarios 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Millonarios 29 2 0 0 29 2
2008 Millonarios 32 4 4 1 36 5
2009 Millonarios 33 1 8 1 41 2
2010 Millonarios 24 6 10 1 34 7
2011 Millonarios 32 6 6 0 38 6
2012 Chicago Fire 16 0 1 0 17 0
2012 Millonarios 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 196 20 29 3 225 23

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