Clemente Rodriguez: Argentine football career


Clemente Juan Rodriguez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays the defender in the Atletico Colon club (Argentina). Famous for its uniqueness in the defensive line, can play in any role, most often on the flanks. From 2003 to 2013, he played for the national team of Argentina (20 matches and 1 goal).


He achieved the greatest success with the Boca Juniors club, in which he spent 9 seasons throughout his career and won 10 trophies of the national and international level. The height of a football player is 166 centimeters, weight - 66 kilograms. The Argentine defender is often confused with the legendary Brazilian Roberto Carlos, because they really look alike. Coincidence or not, they also play in the same position.

Football career at Boca Juniors

Clemente Rodriguez was born on July 31 in 1981 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since childhood, like many Argentine boys, he dreamed of becoming a professional football player. The idols of young Clemente were such legendary players as Diego Simeone, Diego Maradona and Gabriel Batistuta. At the age of six he signed up for the Los Andes Football Academy in Buenos Aires. His football career began in the youth of the club "Los Andes". The professional debut took place at Boca Juniors in 2000 in a match of the Mercosur Cup against Nacional (Uruguay), the fight ended in a fighting draw with a score of 3: 3. Here he played until 2004, spent 95 matches and scored 5 goals.


Six years later, he returned to the club, where he played 3 more seasons (from 2010 to 2013, 73 matches and 2 goals). Together with the "Genoese" won a lot of national and international titles. In 2003, the team won the Intercontinental Cup. Here, Clemente Rodriguez became the triple champion of Argentina (apertures 2000, 2003 and 2011; the aperture was the first half of the Argentine championship season), the holder of the Argentine Cup (2012), the three-time winner of the Libertadores Cup (2001, 2003, 2007) and the vice-champion twice Copa Libertadores (2004 and 2012).

Career in Moscow "Spartak"

Before moving to Spartak Moscow, Clemente Rodriguez wanted to acquire such clubs as Borussia Dortmund, Kaiserslautern (both from Germany), Valencia and Villarreal (Spain). However, the Argentine chose the Russian club, because he offered more favorable conditions.

In 2004, Argentine defender Clemente Rodriguez signed a two-year contract with the Russian club from the RFPL - Moscow Spartak. The amount of transfer transfer was $ 4 million. Upon completion of the contract, the player extended the agreement for another two and a half years. As a result, the Argentine was a Spartak player from 2004 to 2009.


In 2007, he was leased to Boca Juniors for the rest of the season, where he played 14 games and scored 2 goals. Football season 2007/2008 spent in the lease of the Spanish club "Espanyol", here he played in 17 official matches. As part of the “red-white” played 71 matches and was marked with three goals. Here he three times became the silver medalist of the Russian Championship (2005, 2006 and 2009), was a finalist for the Cup and Super Cup of Russia in 2006.


In August 2009, Clemente Rodriguez returned to his homeland, Argentina, where he signed a contract with Estudiantes. As part of the "Pied Piper" he played only one season, during which he took part in 27 matches and scored one goal. June 24, 2013 signed a contract with the Brazilian "Sao Paulo", calculated for two years. On April 7, 2014, after almost a full season, Rodriguez and Fabrizio were removed from the main team and sent to Boca Juniors arena. For the fourth time, Clemente Rodriguez returns to the "Genoese". In total, in "Sao Paulo" he spent 3 matches.


In 2015, the football player joined the Argentine Atletico Colon, which he currently plays. In total, he spent over 35 matches without goals.

Clemente Rodriguez football player: international career

As part of the national team player of Argentina made his debut on January 31, 2002 (at the age of 21) in a friendly match against Honduras. Took part in the 2004 America's Cup tournament. Then the footballer was personally summoned by Argentine head coach Marcel Bielsa. Clemente played only in two games, and the Argentina national team reached the final stage, where they lost to Brazil on penalties. In 2004, Rodriguez became the champion of the 2004 Summer Olympics in the national team of Argentina. In the same year, the “white-blue” became silver medalists of the America's Cup. On the initiative of Diego Maradona, Clement was summoned to the national team for the 2010 World Cup.

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