Rodri (footballer, born 1990)
Rodri signs for Bristol City in 2019
|Full name||Rodrigo Ríos Lozano|
|Date of birth||6 June 1990|
|Place of birth||Soria, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2012–2013||→ Sheffield Wednesday (loan)||11||(1)|
|2013||→ Zaragoza (loan)||12||(2)|
|2013–2014||→ Almería (loan)||27||(8)|
|2015–2016||→ Valladolid (loan)||34||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2019|
Born in Soria, Castile and León, Rodri grew up in Dos Hermanas, Province of Seville, where he was discovered by Sevilla FC scouts, thus entering the Andalusians' youth ranks. In 2009, he helped the Juvenil side win the Copa del Rey in the category after defeating Athletic Bilbao.
Rodri played the vast majority of his first year as a senior with Sevilla Atlético, in the Segunda División B. He was first called to the first team for the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League round-of-16 tie against PFC CSKA Moscow, but did not leave the bench. Eventually, on 28 February 2010, he made his debut for the main squad – in La Liga – playing three minutes in a 0–0 home draw against Athletic Bilbao after having replaced Renato; Manuel Jiménez was the club's manager.
Rodri's second game came almost three months later, in the last round of the season, playing the last ten minutes at UD Almería: in the 93rd minute, Frédéric Kanouté passed to Jesús Navas, who crossed the ball to the box. After a failed attempt by Sébastien Squillaci, the youngster scored the 3–2 winner through a bicycle kick. With this triumph, Sevilla edged RCD Mallorca for the fourth place, thus returning to the UEFA Champions League; the player's performance was subsequently praised in the local press.
Rodri was acquired by FC Barcelona B on 16 August 2011, signing a four-year contract. He made his official debut 11 days later, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–2 home loss against Villarreal CF B in the Segunda División.
Rodri was loaned to Sheffield Wednesday for 2012–13, with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign. He netted in his official debut, a 3–2 home win over Birmingham City for the Football League Championship.
Rodri returned to Barcelona on 31 January 2013, being immediately loaned to Real Zaragoza for the rest of the season and with the Aragonese having the option to extend a further year. He scored the first of his two league goals on 30 March, netting the opener in a 1–1 home draw to Real Madrid, but his team eventually suffered relegation as last.
On 11 July 2013, Rodri joined fellow league side Almería in a season-long loan. He made his debut for them on 19 August, starting and scoring twice but in a 2–3 home loss to Villarreal CF, then proceeded to net five more times in the following 12 matches, including the game's only against Real Valladolid and CA Osasuna.
On 28 November 2013, Rodri suffered an injury in his right ankle, returning to the squad weeks later. However, on 11 December he suffered a sprain in his left ankle, being again sidelined until 22 February of the following year when he played the last 19 minutes of a 0–0 home draw against Málaga CF.
Late in August 2014, Rodri joined German club TSV 1860 Munich, signing a contract until 2017. He made his 2. Bundesliga debut on 20 September, replacing compatriot Edu Bedia at the hour mark of a 1–1 home draw against FC Ingolstadt 04.
Rodri scored his first goal on 20 March 2015, netting after an assist by Korbinian Vollmann in a 1–1 home draw against VfR Aalen. On 4 August, he was loaned to Real Valladolid in the Spanish second tier in a season-long deal.
On the 16th October 2019, Rodri signed a short term deal with Bristol City, lasting until January 2020, with the option of an extension to the end of the 2019/20 season. Rodri was signed as a free agent having left Spanish second division side Granada in the summer of 2019.
- "31. Rodri". First Team Squad. Bristol City FC. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
- "Bilbao boost Euro hopes". ESPN Soccernet. 28 February 2010. Archived from the original on 6 March 2010.
- "Rodri fires Seviila [sic] into raptures". ESPN Soccernet. 15 May 2010. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011.
- Florido, Eduardo (17 May 2010). "Rodrigo Ríos Lozano nació para héroe" [Rodrigo Ríos Lozano was born to be a hero]. Diario de Sevilla (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Rodri, refuerzo para el Barça B para las cuatro próximas temporadas" [Rodri, Barça B player for the next four seasons] (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "El Villarreal B torpedea al filial azulgrana" [Villarreal B torpedo azulgrana B-team]. Marca (in Spanish). 27 August 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Barcelona B striker Rodri joins Sheffield Wednesday on loan". BBC Sport. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Sheffield Wed 3–2 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones praises Rodri debut". BBC Sport. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Rodri joins Real Zaragoza". Marca. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Zaragoza claim surprise Madrid point". ESPN FC. 30 March 2013. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Rodri llega cedido al Almería por el Barça" [Rodri arrives on loan to Almería from Barça]. Marca (in Spanish). 11 July 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Valiant Villarreal open with win". ESPN FC. 19 August 2013. Archived from the original on 18 January 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- Liceras, Ángel (2 November 2013). "Muñiz volvió a decidir" [Muñiz decided again]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- Vázquez, Toni (8 November 2013). "Osasuna 0–1 Almería: Un gol de Rodri que vale tres puntos" [Osasuna 0–1 Almería: Rodri goal is worth three points] (in Spanish). Goal. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Rodri se une a las bajas de Corona y Pellerano" [Rodri joins sidelined Corona and Pellerano] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 28 November 2013. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Rodri sufre un esguice de grado 2 en su tobillo izquierdo y será baja para los próximos partidos" [Rodri suffers a grade II sprain in his left ankle and will be sidelined for the following matches] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 11 December 2012. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "¡Todos disponibles!" [All available!] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 21 February 2014. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "All square at Almeria". ESPN FC. 22 February 2014. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Rodri will für die Löwen treffen" [Rodri wants to score for the Lions] (in German). 1860 Munich. 29 August 2014. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Ingolstadt scheitert an sich selbst" [Ingolstadt defeat themselves] (in German). kicker. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Rodris Premierentor rettet Sechzig einen Zähler" [Rodri's first goal rescues point for the Sixty] (in German). kicker. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- "El Real Valladolid refuerza su ataque con Rodri" [Real Valladolid bolster attack with Rodri] (in Spanish). Real Valladolid. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
- "1860 löst Vertrag mit Rodri auf" [1860 cancel Rodri's contract] (in German). Sport1. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
- "Rodri, nuevo futbolista del Córdoba CF" [Rodri, new footballer of Córdoba CF] (in Spanish). Córdoba CF. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
- "Rodri: Bristol City sign ex-Barcelona B and Sheffield Wednesday striker". BBC. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
- Association, Press (16 October 2019). "Bristol City sign former Spain Under-21 striker Rodri on short-term deal". Evening Express. Evening Express. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
- Sevillano, Jesús (2 March 2010). "Rodri debuta con la Sub-21 y Capel cierra la victoria ante Liechtenstein" [Rodri makes Under-21 debut and Capel closes win against Liechtenstein]. ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- "Rodri » Club matches". Worldfootball. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
- "Rodri". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, Football League Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.
- Besa, Ramón (19 May 2010). "Ganó el serio, cayó el alegre" [Serious won, playful lost]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 October 2014.