Roderick Miranda

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Gonçalves and the second or paternal family name is Miranda.
Personal information
Full name Roderick Jefferson Gonçalves Miranda
Date of birth (1991-03-30) 30 March 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Odivelas, Portugal
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Rio Ave
Number 25
Youth career
1999–2000 Odivelas
2000–2010 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Benfica 7 (0)
2011–2012 Servette (loan) 24 (0)
2012 Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 3 (0)
2012–2013 Benfica B 5 (0)
2013− Rio Ave 39 (1)
National team
2007 Portugal U17 6 (0)
2008 Portugal U18 3 (0)
2008–2010 Portugal U19 22 (0)
2010–2011 Portugal U20 14 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 16 May 2016 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Roderick Jefferson Gonçalves Miranda (born 30 March 1991), known simply as Roderick, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Rio Ave F.C. as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Odivelas, Roderick arrived in S.L. Benfica's youth academy in 2000 (aged nine), from Lisbon neighbours Odivelas FC. He was promoted to the first team nine years later after having played in all the youth ranks of the Portuguese League giants, and appeared in some pre-season and League Cup matches in his debut campaign.

For 2011–12, Roderick was loaned to Servette FC in Switzerland – coached by former Benfica player João Alves – in a season-long move. On 31 July 2012 he joined Deportivo de La Coruña in La Liga, in the same predicament; he returned to Benfica in the following transfer window, however.[1]

In August 2013 Roderick was definitely released by Benfica, signing a five-year deal with Rio Ave FC.[2]



Rio Ave


Portugal U20


  1. ^ "Roderick deja el Deportivo" [Roderick leaves Deportivo] (in Spanish). La Voz de Galicia. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Roderick assinou por 5 épocas" [Roderick signed for 5 seasons] (in Portuguese). Rio Ave F.C. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 

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