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Rodrygo in 2018
Personal information
Full name Rodrygo Silva de Goes
Date of birth (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 18)[1]
Place of birth Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 27
Youth career
2011–2017 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2019 Santos 41 (9)
2019– Real Madrid 0 (0)
National team
2017–2018 Brazil U17 4 (3)
2018– Brazil U20 10 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:01, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:44, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Rodrygo Silva de Goes (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁoˈdɾigu ˈsiwvɐ dʒi gɔjs];[3] born 9 January 2001), simply known as Rodrygo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Real Madrid as a forward.

Club career[edit]


Rodrygo playing for Santos in 2018

Born in Osasco, São Paulo, Rodrygo joined Santos' youth setup in 2011 at the age of ten, initially assigned to the futsal team.[1] In March 2017, with the first team regulars in Peru for a Copa Libertadores match against Sporting Cristal, he was called up to the first team by manager Dorival Júnior to complete training.[4]

On 21 July 2017, Rodrygo signed his first professional contract, after agreeing to a five-year deal.[5] On 1 November, he was promoted to the main squad by interim manager Elano.[6]

Rodrygo made his first team – and Série A – debut on 4 November 2017, coming on as a late substitute for Bruno Henrique in a 3–1 home win against Atlético Mineiro.[7] The following 25 January he scored his first senior goal, netting a last-minute winner in a 2–1 Campeonato Paulista away win against Ponte Preta.[8]

Rodrygo made his Copa Libertadores debut on 1 March 2018, replacing Eduardo Sasha in a 2–0 away loss against Real Garcilaso; aged 17 years and 50 days, he became the youngest player of Santos to appear in the competition.[9] Fifteen days later he scored his first goal in the tournament, netting his team's second through an individual effort in a 3–1 win against Nacional at the Pacaembu Stadium; at the age of 17 years, two months and six days, he became the youngest Brazilian to score in the competition.[10]

Rodrygo scored his first goal in the main category of Brazilian football on 14 April 2018, netting the last in a 2–0 home win against Ceará.[11] On 3 June, he scored a hat-trick and also assisted Gabriel's last goal in a 5–2 home routing of Vitória.[12]

On 26 July 2018, Rodrygo changed his jersey number from 43 to 9 (a number he already wore during the Libertadores).[13] For the 2019 campaign, he again switched numbers, now to jersey 11, previously worn by fellow youth graduate Neymar.[14]

Real Madrid[edit]

On 15 June 2018, Real Madrid reached an agreement with Santos for the transfer of Rodrygo, with the player joining Los Blancos in June 2019 and signing until 2025.[15][16] The rumoured fee was of 45 million,[17] with Santos receiving €40 million as the club owned 80% of his rights with the rest owned by Rodrygo's agents.[18]

International career[edit]

On 30 March 2017, Rodrygo was called up to Brazil under-17s for the year's Montaigu Tournament.[19] He made his debut in the championship by scoring his side's only goal in a 2–1 loss against Denmark, and netted two more against Cameroon and United States.[20]

On 7 March 2018, Rodrygo and Santos teammate Yuri Alberto were called up to the under-20s,[21] but both were cut from the squad six days later after a request from his club's president.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Rodrygo's father, Eric, is a former footballer. A right back, he never appeared in any league higher than the Série B.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 May 2019[24]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Santos 2017 Série A 2 0 2 0
2018 35 8 12 3 3 0 8[a] 1 58 12
2019 4 1 10 1 6 3 0 0 20 5
Total 41 9 22 4 9 3 8 1 80 17
Real Madrid 2019–20 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 41 9 22 4 9 3 8 1 0 0 80 17
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores




  1. ^ a b "Inspiração em Neymar e pai jogador: conheça Rodrygo, nova joia do Santos" [Inspiration in Neymar and father footballer: know Rodrygo, new pearl of Santos] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ Real Madrid profile
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Na mira europeia, jogador de 16 anos faz treinos no profissional do Santos" [In the European sight, 16-year-old player does training at Santos' first team] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Rodrygo, revelação da base, assina o primeiro contrato profissional com o Santos FC" [Rodrygo, youth prospect, signs the first professional contract with Santos FC] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Elano anuncia promoção de Rodrygo e Yuri Alberto ao time profissional do Santos" [Elano announces promotion of Rodrygo and Yuri Alberto to the first team of Santos] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Santos sofre, mas vence Atlético-MG de Robinho e fica a três pontos do líder" [Santos suffer, but defeat Robinho's Atlético-MG and stay three points behind the leader] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Sasha e "nova promessa" do Santos viram o jogo e dão vitória contra a Ponte" [Sasha and "new prospect" of Santos complete comeback and give victory against Ponte] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Rodrygo é o mais novo a jogar Libertadores na história do Santos" [Rodrygo is the newest to play Libertadores in Santos' history] (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Em post sobre Rodrygo, Santos exalta sua tradição em revelar jovens talentos" [In post about Rodrygo, Santos lift up their tradition of uncover young talents] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Santos bate Ceará e volta a vencer em estreia de Brasileirão depois de 13 anos" [Santos defeat Ceará and is back to winning in debut after 13 years] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Com show de Rodrygo, Santos goleia o Vitória na Vila e dá fôlego a Jair" [With a show from Rodrygo, Santos thrash Vitória at the Vila and give air to Jair] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Rodrygo recebe surpresa e é, oficialmente, o novo camisa 9 do Santos" [Rodrygo receives surprise and is, officially, the new number 9 of Santos] (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Lista da Sul-Americana revela que Rodrygo abandona camisa 9 e assume a 11" [Sudamericana list reveals that Rodrygo leaves number 9 and takes 11] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 12 February 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Official Announcement: Rodrygo Goes". Real Madrid. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Nota oficial" [Official announcement] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Real Madrid transfer news: €45 million deal agreed for Santos wonderkid Rodrygo". 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Santos striker Rodrygo signs for Real Madrid until 2025". Sport. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Seleção Sub-17 convocada para Torneio de Montaigu" [Under-17 national team called up for the Montaigu Tournament] (in Portuguese). CBF. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Oito gols em quatro jogos: quarteto do Peixe se destaca na Seleção sub-17" [Eight goals in four matches: Peixe's quartet is a spotlight at Seleção under-17] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Rodrygo e Yuri Alberto, do Santos, substituem joias do Flamengo na seleção sub-20" [Rodrygo and Yuri Alberto, from Santos, replace Flamengo's pearls in the national under-20 team] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Após ida de Peres ao Rio, CBF libera Rodrygo e Yuri Alberto da seleção" [After Peres' trip to Rio, CBF release Rodrygo and Yuri Alberto from the national team] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Filho de Eric se destaca na base do Santos e é chamado de Neymarzinho" [Eric's son is a spotlight at Santos' youth setup and is called 'Little Neymar'] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  24. ^ Rodrygo at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  25. ^ "Com domínio do Palmeiras, Seleção é premiada recheada de finalistas" [With prevalence of Palmeiras, Best XI is awarded full of finalists] (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. 9 April 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2018.

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