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 33)
Place of birth Bogotá, Colombia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Patriotas
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 229 (26)
2012 Chicago Fire 16 (0)
2012–2016 Millonarios 156 (12)
2017– Patriotas 2 (0)
National team
2010 Colombia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 July 2017.

Rafael Robayo (born April 24, 1984 in Bogotá) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Patriotas.

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.

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 he scored the final goal on a 3-1 win against Medellin on the 92nd minute scoring by avoiding the opponent goalkeeper, making him Man of the Match. [8] He also scored in a 1-3 win against Santa Fe in the last game of the season, thus eliminating them from the quarterfinals 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: He is the player from Bogota with more matches on the team and eighth all time with 334.

Statistics[edit]

(As of September 16, 2015)

Year Team League Matches Goals Cup Matches Goals Inter Matches Goals Total Matches Total Goals
2003 Atlético Nacional 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2004 Once Caldas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 Millonarios 28 1 0 0 0 0 28 1
2006 Millonarios 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Millonarios 29 2 0 0 9 0 40 2
2008 Millonarios 33 4 4 1 0 0 37 5
2009 Millonarios 33 1 8 1 0 0 41 2
2010 Millonarios 24 6 10 1 0 0 34 7
2011 Millonarios 38 6 11 2 0 0 49 8
2012 Chicago Fire 16 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
2012 Millonarios 19 2 1 0 5 1 25 3
2013 Millonarios 38 4 10 1 5 0 53 5
2014 Millonarios 29 1 7 0 2 0 38 1
2015 Millonarios 38 3 2 0 0 0 40 3
Total 326 30 54 6 21 1 402 38

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