James Rodríguez
Colombian footballer
James Rodríguez
James David Rodríguez Rubio is a Colombian footballer who plays for Portuguese team F.C. Porto. Talented and considered to be the successor of Carlos Valderrama, he's been nicknamed 'el nuevo pibe' (the new kid in reference to being the successor of Carlos who was nicked named 'El Pibe') and a 'South American' Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Injury-hit Real wait on Cristiano Ronaldo for Cup comeback
Yahoo News - 30 days
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hopes Cristiano Ronaldo will shrug off a foot problem in time to lead the European champions' bid to overcome a Copa del Rey deficit at Celta Vigo on Wednesday. Zidane's squad, down 2-1 from the quarter-final first leg at home, has been hit by a series of injuries with Marcelo and Luka Modric joining Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Dani Carvajal and Pepe on the sidelines after limping off in Saturday's 2-1 win over Malaga. Ronaldo also suffered a blow to his right foot at the weekend, but Zidane expects the World Player of the Year to feature as Real aim to keep their quest for a first ever treble on course in Galicia.
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CM - James Rodriguez
Yahoo News - about 1 month
James earned himself a £63m move from Monaco to the Spanish capital after impressing at the 2014 World Cup with Colombia, in which he scored the goal of the tournament. The attacking midfielder has since struggled to hold down a regular starting berth at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Stunning goal puts Faiz Subri in contention for Puskas Award
Yahoo News - about 2 months
GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia (AP) — With one stunning goal, Faiz Subri has given himself the chance to put his name beside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and James Rodriguez on the honor roll for Puskas Award winners.
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Super Agent Rules Out James Rodriguez Leaving Real Madrid in January
Yahoo News - about 2 months
The agent of James Rodriguez has said that the Real Madrid star will not be leaving the Bernabeu in January, despite reports suggesting he is unhappy at the club. The Colombian has been a peripheral figure for much of the current season and as Los Blancos continue their amazing unbeaten run, manager Zinedine Zidane is unlikely to offer the midfielder much first team action in the coming months. Clubs that have contacted recently James Rodriguez: Chelsea, Inter, Manchester United — Tancredi...
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VIDEO: Real Madrid Star James Rodriguez Pulls Off Amazing Trick Shot During Training
Yahoo News - 4 months
​James Rodriguez may not be lighting Real Madrid's season up, but he has showed rather spectacularly that he has not lost that magic touch.  During a training session, the Colombian star - who has only started two games for Zinedine Zidane's La Liga giants this season - scored a glorious long-range trick shot that has predictably attracted a great deal of attention on social media.  JAMES �� pulls off an amazingly difficult shot in #RMtraining today & celebrates with Vazquez as if he won...
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James Rodriguez
Yahoo News - 6 months
​Just look at James Rodriguez's little face. He's absolutely adorable. He doesn't look a day over 15. FACT: The former Monaco and Porto playmaker is actually 25. The golden boy of the 2014 World Cup wasn't really a new kid on the block then either, being 23.  The fresh faced Colombian seems a lot younger than he is, but he's probably hitting his prime years with Real Madrid.
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James Rodriguez
Yahoo News - 6 months
​Just look at James Rodriguez's little face. He's absolutely adorable. He doesn't look a day over 15. FACT: The former Monaco and Porto playmaker is actually 25. The golden boy of the 2014 World Cup wasn't really a new kid on the block then either, being 23.  The fresh faced Colombian seems a lot younger than he is, but he's probably hitting his prime years with Real Madrid.
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Real Madrid's James Rodriguez Appears to Have a New Fan in Fashion Model Juli Proven
Yahoo News - 6 months
​James Rodriguez appears to have found himself a new fan, in the form of fashion model Juli Proven who has revealed her love for the game. ​Reported on Mundo Deportivo, the Real Madrid star has caught the eye of the model as he prepares for his third season with the Spanish giants. The La Liga star will be delighted to see that he is still receiving plenty of support from back home, with Proven also hailing from Colombia. Regularly active on Instagram, the socialite has a number of stunning...
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What do we do with James Rodriguez this summer?
Yahoo News - 7 months
James Rodriguez had an amazing debut season with Real Madrid and was looking to build upon that in his second season and win more titles with his dream club. This summer, there is constant speculation as to whether he is even going to play for Real Madrid next season. It was inevitable that he would sign for Real Madrid given his outstanding performance in the 2014 World Cup which saw him score six goals and assist twice, win the Golden Boot and gain a place in the World Cup All Star XI.
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Which galactico can Real Madrid sign this summer?
Yahoo News - 7 months
Under the presidency of Florentino Perez Real Madrid have become famous for their galactico policy which has not only excited fans, but also angered. The term ‘galactico’ in English simply means galactic and when it comes to football this means signing the best players in the world, usually for a large fee. In recent seasons we have seen the likes of Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, Gareth Bale and most recently James Rodriguez sign for Real Madrid but who will be the next galactico?
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James Rodriguez
Yahoo News - 7 months
​James was bought by Monaco for £45m in 2013 to team up with fellow Colombian Radamel Falcao and make the team a serious contender in France.  Unfortunately, neither player played up to expectations, but Rodriguez broke out at the 2014 World Cup the following summer. He led the tournament in scoring and led Colombia to the quarter-final, prompting Real Madrid to buy him for a staggering £80m.
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U.S. fans set for feast of Latin American skills
Yahoo News - 9 months
United States soccer audiences can turn their attention to the skills of Latin American players this month after a year of watching dozens of FIFA officials from the region parade before U.S. law enforcement officers. Argentina captain Lionel Messi, Chile playmaker Arturo Vidal and Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez are among the leading players expected to light up the Copa America Centenario from June 3-26 in 10 U.S. cities.
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Goal-line technology to be used at Copa America
Yahoo News - 9 months
Goal-line technology will be used in next month's Copa America Centenario, organizers announced Wednesday, selecting Hawk-Eye as the supplier for the camera replay system. Five of the 10 top-ranked national teams in the world will take the field for the 100th anniversary edition of the South American tournament, a special event hosted by the United States starting June 3. Top-ranked Argentina are in the 16-team tournament, which will feature stars such as Lionel Messi, Javier Hernandez, Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez.
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Benitez backs Real star James over speeding accusations
Fox News - about 1 year
Rafa Benitez has backed James Rodriguez after the Colombian was accused of speeding.
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Soccer-Real's Rodriguez caught doing 200 kph - reports
Yahoo News - about 1 year
MADRID, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez was caught by police driving at 200 kilometres per hour on his way to a training session, media reports said on Friday. AS.com said the Colombian was chased to the training ground gates by an unmarked police car that had repeatedly signalled for him to pull over. The speed limit on the roads he used was 120 kph. Rodriguez could face a hefty fine and have his licence taken away, as happened to team mate Karim Benzema last year. There was no immediate comment from the player or Real Madrid. ...
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Soccer-La Liga summaries
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Nov 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the La Liga matches on Sunday Sunday, November 8Sevilla 3 Ciro Immobile 36, Ever Banega 61, Fernando Llorente 74 Real Madrid 2 Sergio Ramos 22, James Rodriguez 90+3 Halftime: 1-1;Attendance: 40,377- - -Atletico Madrid 1 Antoine Griezmann 90+3 Sporting Gijon 0 Halftime: 0-0;Attendance: 49,323- - -Barcelona 3 Neymar 60,85, Luis Suarez 70pen Villarreal 0 Halftime: 0-0;Attendance: 74,109- - -Athletic Club 2 Inaki Williams 8, Raul Garcia 64 Espanyol 1 Hernan Perez 51 Halftime: 1-0;Attendance: 44,082- - -Saturday, November 7Malaga 0 Real Betis 1 Ruben ...
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Soccer-Real heavyweights returning for PSG clash
Yahoo News - over 1 year
By Iain Rogers MADRID, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez has been relying on second-string players to get the club through a mini injury crisis but should have several of his heavyweights back when Paris St Germain visit in the Champions League on Tuesday. Playmaker James Rodriguez, striker Karim Benzema and captain and centre back Sergio Ramos all look likely to be fit for the clash at the Bernabeu as the record 10-times winners look to pull clear of PSG at the top of Group A. Midfielder Luka Modric may not be available after he was taken off at halftime in Saturday's 3-1 La Liga win at home to Las Palmas with a sore hip, while it is unclear when forward Gareth Bale might return from a calf injury.
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Soccer-Ronaldo helps propel Real clear at the top
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* Ronaldo on target in 3-1 win over Las Palmas * Real provisional three points clear of Barca * Villarreal down Sevilla, Valencia thump Levante (Adds quotes, results) MADRID, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Real Madrid opened a three-point lead over Barcelona at the top of La Liga when Cristiano Ronaldo netted his eighth goal of the campaign in a 3-1 victory at home to promoted Las Palmas on Saturday. Unbeaten Real, missing several injured regulars including Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez at the Bernabeu, have 24 points from 10 matches and champions Barca can pull level with their rivals by winning at Getafe later on Saturday.
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Diminished Real Madrid were 'exceptional', says coach Benitez
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez described his injury-hit team's performance in holding Paris Saint-Germain to a 0-0 draw at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday as "exceptional". Given the circumstances the performance of the team was not good, it was exceptional," said Benitez after the Group A clash that failed to live up to expectations as a spectacle but edged both clubs a step closer to qualification for the last 16. Real were without Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez for the trip to the French capital, along with Pepe, so their attacking potential was greatly reduced, although they could still call upon their all-time leading scorer in Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Rodríguez
    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 20
    In just the first month of the 2012-13 season, James had won the SJPF Player of the Month award for his impressive feat.
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    In the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League group stage, he scored against France giants Paris Saint-Germain F.C. in a 1-0 victory allowing them to top their current group.
    More Details Hide Details A few days later, James Rodriguez scored a penalty against rivals Sporting CP.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2011
    Age 19
    On 29 September 2011, he was called up for the first time, to the Colombia's Senior National Team, for a match scheduled against Bolivia, to be played on the 11 October 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He was selected as the man of match, having made an impressive performance including the initiation of the goal scored in the last minute by his previous Porto teammate Radamel Falcao García, which allowed a 1–2 win for Colombia. He scored his first goal for the senior team against Peru. Colombia went on to win the match boosting its place in the World Cup Qualifying table from 6th to 5th. In the world cup qualifying match against Uruguay, Rodríguez assisted 2 goals in a row from a 1-0 winning start, to a 3-0 winning game that eventually ended 4-0. Rodriguez made a stunning goal from a 30 yard free kick against Chile leveling the game to an eventual 3-1 away victory boosting Colombia to a 2nd place position in the qualifying stages. Rodríguez adapts a strong playmaker role in both club and national teams. Like his predecessor Carlos Valderrama, Rodríguez plays a selfless style of passes and assists contributing to most goals at each club he's played for as well as the Colombian national side. While he plays selflessly most of the time, he can be selfish when needed, taking chances to score goals. Rodríguez is known to be mentally sharp, predicting certain plays, and also possesses very good reactions. While left footed, he's able to control the ball just as well with his right foot.
    He was also part of the U-20 Colombia squad in the 2011 U-20 World Cup.
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    He also captained the U-20 team during the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup where his talents were recognized being a crucial part of the new Colombian golden generation.
    More Details Hide Details On the senior national level, he impressed contributing to crucial victories making him a regular at only 20 years of age. He scored his first senior national goal against Peru in a 1-0 victory. Rodríguez is considered to be one of the best youth players in the world and is known for his dribbling ability as well as his playmaking skills. His talents at such a young age has attracted teams such as Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus, and even spanish giants Real Madrid.
    Rodríguez is one of Colombia's most uprising talents. Succeeding at an early age with various youth clubs, he's contributed to many club victories. Somewhat mildly with the national team as well. He was captain of the Colombian-U20 team, leading them to a victory at the 2011 Toulon Tournament where he was voted the best player.
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  • 2010
    Age 18
    On 15 December 2010, Rodríguez scored his first goal in European Football in a 3–1 home victory for Porto against CSKA Sofia
    More Details Hide Details Rodríguez also scored a hat-trick in Portuguese Cup Final against Vitória de Guimarães in a 6–2 win of Porto. On 17 May Porto bought the remaining 30% economic rights from Convergence Capital Partners B.V. for €2,250,000, made Porto once again held more than half of the economic rights of 55%. On 13 June he signed a new 5-year contract and the release clause had increased to €45 million. In the 2012-13 season, Rodriguez's talents stood out more. Given the number 10 shirt, he became more crucial in roles leading to Porto's victories. In a match against Olhanense Rodriguez chipped an amazing goal outside the box at a tight angle. In the same game, he assisted fellow country man Jackson Martinez with an impressive through ball to an eventual 3-2 win. Rodriguez scored another goal against Beira-Mar, not before assisting the first two goals all ending in a crushing 4-0 victory. Rodriguez assisted a goal with a free kick rebound in an away game against Rio Ave, that eventually ended at 2-2. During the match, he made a stunning goal shot that hit the goal bar nearly going in.
    On 6 July 2010 Rodríguez was signed by F.C. Porto for €5.1 million, with 30% economic rights retained by other parties.
    More Details Hide Details He signed a 4-year contract with a €30M release clause. Porto later re-sold 10% economic rights to third parties. On 18 July he played his first game and scored his first goal in a friendly against Ajax. In November Porto sold 35% economic rights (half of 70%) to Gol Football Luxembourg, S.A.R.L. for €2.5 million.
    His wonderful scoring season continued with a brace in the Copa Libertadores group game on 10 March 2010, in an away match with Uruguayan giants Club Nacional de Football, Rodríguez scored once with a diving header and again from the penalty spot on his right-foot in the game which ended 2–2.
    More Details Hide Details The 18 year old netted another goal on 29 April 2010, in the second round match of Copa Libertadores 2010 in the first match versus Brazilian giants Internacional which Banfield won 3–1. bringing his tally to 5 goals in 7 games but the international season ended in defeat as his team went down on away goals losing 2–0 in Porto Alegre in a game which Rodríguez was also red carded for two fouls.
    Rodríguez added to his glowing reputation with a goal in the Copa Libertadores group game on 17 February 2010, in a demolition of Deportivo Cuenca away from home, he scored the fourth goal of the game with a nice cool finish in the area on his left foot.
    More Details Hide Details Banfield thrashed them 4–1.
    For the Clausura 2010, 13 February 2010, Rodríguez scored a golazo in the match against arch rivals Lanús with a left-footed lob to make the game 2–0 in the final minutes.
    More Details Hide Details After the game daily sports website Diario Olé likened his playing and personal style to Cristiano Ronaldo and also nicknamed him the 'James Bond of Banfield'.
  • 2009
    Age 17
    In 2009 he became a regular first team player featuring in every game of the Apertura 2009.
    More Details Hide Details His second goal for Banfield came on 26 September when he scored with a strike into the top corner from outside of the area in an important 2–1 against Newell's Old Boys, a win which helped Banfield to win the Argentine championship for the first time in the history of the club. On December 2009 Udinese Calcio get the priority for a transfer after the end of Copa Libertadores on July 2010
  • 2008
    Age 16
    In 2008 he was signed by Argentine team Club Atlético Banfield, where he made his first team debut on 7 February 2009, he scored his first goal for the club on 27 February with a long range strike in a 3–1 victory over Rosario Central.
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  • 2007
    Age 15
    In 2007 Rodríguez was part of the Colombia U-17 teams that finished runners-up in the South American Under-17 championships.
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  • 2006
    Age 14
    Rodríguez started his professional football career in 2006 at the time of his Colombian second division club Envigado FC, ​​with whom he made the 2007 ascent.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1991
    Born
    Born on July 12, 1991.
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