Ramón Rodríguez Soto

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Mon Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Ramón Luis Rodríguez Soto
Date of birth (1928-11-05)5 November 1928
Place of birth Tibás, San José, Costa Rica
Date of death 13 November 2006(2006-11-13) (aged 78)
Place of death Costa Rica
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Unión Deportiva Tibaseña
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1954 Orión (45)
1954–1958 Irapuato
1958–1959 Dragón
1960 Águila
1961–1962 Luis Ángel Firpo
1963 Zelaya
1964 Progreso
National team
1953 Costa Rica 3 (2)
Teams managed
Nicoya
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ramón Luis Rodríguez Soto (5 November 1928 – 13 November 2006), also known as Mon Rodríguez, was a Costa Rican footballer who played professionally in the Mexican Primera División.

He also represented Costa Rica at international level.

Club career[edit]

Born in Tibás, San José, Rodríguez played as a forward. He began his career with local side Orión. He made his Costa Rican Primera División debut with Orión in 1949, scoring 13 goals in his first season.[1]

Rodríguez began playing professional football with Mexican Primera División side Irapuato in 1954. Four seasons later, he moved to El Salvador to play for Dragón and Águila. Next, Rodríguez began a career as a player-manager, first with Luis Ángel Firpo, Zelaya and Progreso of Honduras.[2] In 1965, he returned to Costa Rica where he retired from playing and managed local side Nicoya.[3]

International career[edit]

Rodríguez scored two goals in three appearances for the Costa Rica national football team, helping the side win the 1953 CCCF Championship.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Rodríguez worked for many years at the Banco Popular, retiring in 1990. He was married and had two children.[2] He died in November 2006.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Calvo C., Rodrigo (16 November 2006). "Ramón Mon Rodríguez: El gol fue su gran compañero" [Ramón Mon Rodríguez: El gol fue su gran compañero] (in Spanish). La Nacion. 
  2. ^ a b Ramón Mon Rodríguez: El gol fue su gran compañero (Obituary) - Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ ""Mon" Rodríguez en datos" ["Mon" Rodríguez in data] (in Spanish). La Nacion. 20 December 2004. 
  4. ^ "Efemérides 13 de noviembre 2011" [Calendar 13 November 2011] (in Spanish). Cambio Politico. 13 November 2011.