Rodrigo Mora

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mora and the second or maternal family name is Núñez.
Rodrigo Mora
Rodrigo Mora.jpg
Mora playing for Peñarol in 2012
Personal information
Full name Rodrigo Nicanor Mora Núñez
Date of birth (1987-10-29) 29 October 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Rivera, Uruguay
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
River Plate
Number 7
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Juventud 27 (5)
2008–2009 Defensor 39 (14)
2009–2010 Cerro (loan) 12 (9)
2011–2013 Benfica 1 (0)
2012 Peñarol (loan) 14 (10)
2012–2013 River Plate (loan) 30 (7)
2013– River Plate 42 (10)
2014 Universidad de Chile (loan) 9 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 August 2015.

Rodrigo Nicanor Mora Núñez (born 29 October 1987) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for River Plate as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Rivera, Mora started his professional career with modest Juventud de Las Piedras. In 2008, aged 20, he signed for top division outfit Defensor Sporting.

After a relatively successful first season, helping La Farola finish third in the Apertura and win the Clausura, he found himself on the bench more often than not in the following, and subsequently left for fellow league outfit Cerro. At his new team he scored nine goals in 2009–10, and a further five in the campaign's Copa Libertadores, four of them in the qualifying rounds against teams in his country.

He was purchased back for the 2010–11 season, and finished the Apertura tournament with 11 goals – second-best in the competition behind Nacional's Santiago García – as his team ranked in top position. In January 2011 he signed for Benfica on a free transfer, effective as of July.

He was officially presented by the Portuguese club on 1 July, alongside Nolito.[1] He played his first official game on 14 October in a Portuguese Cup game against Portimonense, replacing Rodrigo in the 78th minute of a 2–0 away win.[2]

In January 2012, after failing to establish himself at Benfica, he joined Peñarol on a six-month loan.[3] In August, in the same predicament, he signed for River Plate, with the option of making the move permanent after one year.[4] In July 2013, he signed with River Plate, in exchange for Rogelio Funes Mori. After a brief stint on loan in Club Universidad de Chile, he returned to the team mid-2014 on request of new manager Marcelo Gallardo, and was an integral part of the team that won the 2014 Copa Sudamericana, the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana and the 2015 Copa Libertadores.


River Plate


  1. ^ "Nolito e Rodrigo Mora à disposição de Jesus" [Nolito and Rodrigo Mora at the disposal of Jesus] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Taca: Portimonense 0-2 Benfica" [Cup: Portimonense 0-2 Benfica]. PortuGOAL. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rodrigo Mora emprestado pelo Benfica ao Peñarol" [Rodrigo Mora loaned by Benfica to Peñarol] (in Portuguese). Correio da Manhã. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Argentina/ Official, Mora joins River Plate". Transfer Market. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 

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