Rodolfo Cota

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Rodolfo Cota
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Cota playing for Mexico in 2018.
Personal information
Full name Rodolfo Cota Robles
Date of birth (1987-07-03) 3 July 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Mazatlán, Mexico
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Pachuca)
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Pachuca 74 (0)
2014–2015Puebla (loan) 31 (0)
2015–2018Guadalajara (loan) 88 (0)
2018–León (loan) 75 (0)
National team
2007 Mexico U20 1 (0)
2017– Mexico 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Rodolfo Cota Robles (born 3 July 1987) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Liga MX club León on loan from Pachuca.

Club career[edit]


Cota made his professional debut for Pachuca on 21 September 2007 against Veracruz.[1]


In 2014 it was announced Cota was sent out on loan to Puebla.[2] He made his debut against Tijuana in a 1–0 victory.[3] In April 2015, he won the Copa MX after defeating Guadalajara.[4]


On 11 June 2015, Guadalajara announced they had signed Cota on loan in order to create competition with José Antonio Rodríguez, after club veteran Luis Ernesto Michel was sold to Dorados de Sinaloa. Cota then quickly rose to be the first-choice goalkeeper after his performances in the Copa MX, becoming champion after defeating Monarcas Morelia the Copa MX final, and became a key figure in the club's twelfth Liga MX title win against Tigres UANL.[5][6] He was named in the Best XI of the tournament and won the Golden Glove award for the season.[7][8]

The following season, he proved to be vital again as Guadalajara won the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League against Major League Soccer club Toronto FC,[9] as he was rewarded the Golden Glove of the tournament and named in the Best XI.[10][11]


On 16 May 2018, Cota was loaned out to Pachuca's sibling club León.[12]

Cota controversially wore a jersey to protest against femicide in Mexico during a match against Club Necaxa on 22 February 2020. The shirt had the figure of a woman lying in a pool of blood in the shape of a map of Mexico. Cota may be suspended for three matches and fined MXN $300,000 (US $15,000).[13]

International career[edit]

Mexico U-20[edit]

Cota represented Mexico at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[14]

Mexico national team[edit]

In September 2016, Cota received his first senior national team call-up under coach Juan Carlos Osorio for October friendlies against New Zealand and Panama.[15]

Cota was included in the preliminary roster for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia as a replacement for José de Jesús Corona since he picked up an injury.[16] Cota made his debut on 1 June 2017 in a friendly match against Ireland at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, concluding in a 3–1 victory.[17] Cota was subsequently included in Mexico's final roster for the tournament.[18]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 13 October 2020[19]
Mexico national team
Year Apps Goals
2017 1 0
2018 1 0
2019 1 0
2020 1 0
Total 4 0






  1. ^ a b Rodolfo Cota at Soccerway. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ Rodolfo CotaLiga MX stats at (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Tijuana vs. Puebla - Reporte del Partido - 18 julio, 2014 - ESPN".
  4. ^ "Puebla 4-2 Chivas: Cuauhtémoc se retira como campeón de Copa MX". TUDN.
  5. ^ "Comunicado de Prensa (Rodolfo Cota)".
  6. ^ Sunderland, Tom (29 May 2017). "Chivas Win 12th Liga MX Championship After Beating Tigres 4-3 on Aggregate". Bleacher Report.
  7. ^ a b "Chivas y Tigres dominan el 11 ideal del Clausura 2017". MARCA Claro México. 31 May 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Chivas y Almeyda acapararon el Balón de Oro". (in Spanish). 16 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Chivas Win CONCACAF Champions League". 25 April 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Golden Glove". 25 April 2018.
  11. ^ a b "2018 SCCL - Best XI". CONCACAF. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Chivas transfer news: Goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota signs with Club Leon -".
  13. ^ Goalkeeper of León manifests against femicides; could be sanctioned (in Spanish) La Jornada Maya, 24 February 2020
  14. ^ Rodolfo CotaFIFA competition record
  15. ^ "Gio y Jona dos Santos, en la convocatoria del Tri para Nueva Zelanda y Panamá". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish). 29 September 2016.
  16. ^ "Rodolfo Cota reemplazará a Jesús Corona en Selección Mexicana para Copa Confederaciones". Telemundo Deportes (in Spanish). 25 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Cota, Hernandez thrilled with Mexico debuts". 1 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Los 23 de Osorio para la Confederaciones". Marca (in Spanish). 8 June 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Rodolfo Cota". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  20. ^ Univision. "Puebla 4-2 Chivas: Cuauhtémoc se retira como campeón de Copa MX". Univision.
  21. ^ "Regresó el Gigante". 28 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ "¡CHIVAS CAMPEÓN DE LA COPA MX APERTURA 2015!". 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  23. ^ "Hace historia en la Copa". 19 April 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  24. ^ "¡Chivas Campeón de la SuperCopa MX!". 10 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  25. ^ "¡CAMPEONES DE CONCACAF!". 25 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.

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