Roderick Miranda

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Roderick
Personal information
Full name Roderick Jefferson Gonçalves Miranda
Date of birth (1991-03-30) 30 March 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Odivelas, Portugal
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Wolverhampton Wanderers
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)
2013−2017 Rio Ave 72 (3)
2017– Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 (0)
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 17 August 2017.

Roderick Jefferson Gonçalves Miranda (born 30 March 1991), known simply as Roderick, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for English club Wolverhampton Wanderers as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Benfica[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 Primeira Liga giants, and appeared in some pre-season and Taça da Liga 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 the Estádio da Luz in the following transfer window, however.[1]

Rio Ave[edit]

Roderick was definitely released by Benfica in August 2013, signing a five-year deal with Rio Ave FC.[2] He scored two goals in 33 games in his fourth season,[3][4] helping to a seventh-place finish.

Wolves[edit]

On 13 June 2017, Roderick joined English Championship team Wolverhampton Wanderers on a four-year contract, for an undisclosed fee.[5] He made his debut for the club on 5 August in a 1-0 win against Middlesbrough.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 15 August 2017
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica 2009–10[7] Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
2010–11[7] 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2011–12[7] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[7] 2 0 0 0 2 0 3[a] 0 7 0
Benfica total 7 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 14 0
Servette (loan) 2011–12[7] Swiss Super League 24 0 1 0 ~ ~ ~ ~ 25 0
Deportivo (loan) 2012–13[7] La Liga 3 0 1 0 ~ ~ 0 0 4 0
Benfica B 2012–13[7] Segunda Liga 5 0 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 5 0
Rio Ave 2013–14[7] Primeira Liga 18 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
2014–15[7] 3 0 2 0 2 0 3[a] 0 10 0
2015–16[7] 18 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 22 1
2016–17[7] 33 3 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 37 3
Rio Ave total 72 4 8 0 7 0 5 0 92 4
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2017–18[8] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 114 4 10 0 10 0 9 0 143 4
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in the Europa League

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Benfica
Rio Ave

International[edit]

Portugal U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roderick deja el Deportivo" [Roderick leaves Deportivo]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 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. 
  3. ^ "Moreirense-Rio Ave: empate com final de loucos" [Moreirense-Rio Ave: draw with crazy ending]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 23 October 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "FC Porto 4–2 Rio Ave" (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Roderick Miranda: Wolves sign Rio Ave defender on four-year deal". BBC Sport. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 5 August 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Roderick Miranda at Soccerway
  8. ^ "Games played by Roderick Miranda in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Oscar treble wins thrilling final for Brazil". FIFA.com. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 

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