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James Rodriguez Biography

James Rodriguez
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Birth Nation: Colombia
  • Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
  • Name: James Rodriguez
  • Birth Name: James David Rodriguez Rubio
  • Nick Name: James
  • Mother: Maria Del Pilar Rubio
  • Nationality: Columbian
  • Birth Place/City: Cúcuta
  • Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
  • Profession: Footballer
  • Working For: Colombia national football team
  • Salary: 678,000 EUR
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Face Color: White
  • Weight in KG: 77 kg
  • Famous for: Football player
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Daniela Ospina
  • Children: Salome Rodriguez
  • Education: Pacific Western University
  • Awards: Not yet
  • Online Presence: Facebook,Wikipedia,Twitter
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James David Rodriguez Rubio or James in short, is the name of a Colombian professional footballer.Guardian raned this footballer in 59th position among 100 best footballers in the world. He was born in the year 1991 July 12 in the city of Cucata Columbia from his parents named Maria Del Pilar Rubio. He cherishes the height of 180 cm and has got the Weight of 78 Kg. He plays as a Midfielder in the pitch from his Current Team at French based Monaco registered football Club called AS Monaco from squad No.10 and from the first Team of his Nation Colombia in its National Football Team from the jersey No.10 as a Forward and or as a Midfielder. According to the statistical Salary record of 2010, his Salary was 678 thousand Euros. However, this left footed Colombian Player rules with the market value of worth 35 million Euros at present. The agent for this player is ProSoccer24. He is 22 years of age and is a married man. Daniela Ospina is the name of his Spouse.

Since, he grew up in Colombia, which concludes for his education to be from amongst the Colombian School. James started his youth football career from Envigado joining it in 1995 at the age of merely 4 and with the same club, he debuted his professional career in the year 2007. He spent his whole youth career playing and being trained from Envigado. After his professional debut in 2007, he spent a season with Envigado appearing in 30 matches with 9 goals and moved to the Argentine Club called Banfield. He spent two seasons at this club appearing in 42 matches with 5 goal scores. James then joined the Portuguese side called Porto in 2010 where he spent 3 years of his professionalism. He appeared in 63 matches from this club bagging 25 goals and moved to the current Club of AS Monaco in 2013. He has been playing for the club since then and has the contract until mid of 2018. From the team of AS Monaco, he has appeared in 39 matches with 9 goals.

James Rodriguez has been representing his Nation Colombia lining up with his team mates in the first team of Colombia National Football Team since 2011. He has the played in 22 cap matches so far bagging 5 goals. He has the experience of playing in under-17 National Football Team in 2007 and in under-20 National Football Team in 2011. He had captained in 2011 FIFA under-20 World Cup from his under-20 National Football team squad. He has received several awards, titles and achievements from club side as well as nation side. Besides, he has been honored with several individuals honors amongst which Ligue 1 Top Assist Leader and AS Monaco Player of the Year has been the recent ones of the season 2013/2014.

James Rodrquez is a very talented Colombian Professional footballer playing from the main position of Right wing as a midfielder. He can play from left wing as well as attacking midfielder as the secondary positions in the pitch. He likes to play in long balls and has strong skill in it. He has been the prominent one for the key passes letting him to achieve Ligue 1 Top Assist Leader in 2013/2014 season.He has strong hold on to the ball with strong crossings and passing. He is skilled in aerial duels which made him confident enough to play ball in the air and off the ground. James is considered as one of the best young players in the world. He is considered to be the successor of Colombian legend icon Carlos Valderrama due to his playmaking skills. He thus has been nicknamed as “El Nuevo Pibe” meaning “the new kid”. His skills are described as phenomenal and are acknowledged. His attacking skills and nature has been compared with today’s football star Cristiano Ronaldo.  James is considered as Colombia’s most talented young prospects.

  • Last modified : 12 June, 2014
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