Rodrigo Gral

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Rodrigo Gral
Personal information
Full name Rodrigo Gral
Date of birth (1977-02-21) February 21, 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Chapecó, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2001 Grêmio 49 (4)
1998 Juventude (loan) 10 (4)
2000–2001 Flamengo (loan) 3 (0)
2001 Sport Club 32 (16)
2002–2005 Júbilo Iwata 69 (38)
2005 Yokohama F. Marinos 17 (5)
2006 Omiya Ardija 11 (5)
2007–2009 Al-Khor
2009 Al-Sadd
2010 Bahia 22 (8)
2011 Santa Cruz 7 (1)
2012 Brunei DPMM 11 (4)
2012 Hercílio Luz
2012–2014 Chapecoense 7 (2)
2016 Operário MS 2 (2)
2016 FC Djursland 3 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2013.

Rodrigo Gral (born 21 February 1977 in Chapecó) is a Brazilian professional footballer. He currently plays for Operário MS as a forward. Because of his lack of size (176 cm and 70 kg), Rodrigo relies more on his speed and guile in the box to score goals.

Gral has played in Japan and made his J1 League debut for Júbilo Iwata against Consadole Sapporo on 17 March 2002, and marked the occasion in front of the home crowd at Yamaha Stadium by scoring a goal. He has been one of the most prolific goalscorers in the J1 League since he came to Japan in 2002, having scored at a rate of more than a goal every two games.

Before joining Júbilo Iwata, Gral previously played in his native Brazil for Grêmio, Juventude, Flamengo, and Sport Recife.[1]

Gral has represented Brazil in the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship. He scored once in the finals, against Zambia.[2]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
2002 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 9 1 0 0 5 0 - 14 1
2003 29 21 4 6 10 5 - 43 32
2004 26 16 5 1 5 1 4 3 40 21
2005 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 8 2
2005 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 14 5 1 0 2 0 - 17 5
2006 Omiya Ardija J1 League 7 2 0 0 4 3 - 11 5
Country Japan 90 45 10 7 26 9 7 5 133 66
Total 90 45 10 7 26 9 7 5 133 66

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futpédia: Rodrigo Gral". Globo Esporte. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  2. ^ Rodrigo GralFIFA competition record

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