Last updated on August 7th, 2023 at 08:03 am
Facts About Cristian Rodriguez
|Celebrated Name||Cristian Rodriguez|
|Age||37 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Cristian Gabriel Rodriguez Barotti|
|Place Of Birth||Juan Lacaze|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Current Team||Plaza Colonia|
|Retirement||17 January 2023|
Cristian Rodriguez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for the national team of Uruguay as a midfielder. He is currently playing in club Plaza Colonia. His playing position is left winger. Having received the nickname Cebolla (onion) from his Peñarol days, from his father, he was well known for his speed and technical ability. He spent several seasons in Portugal with Benfica and Porto, and also competed professionally in France, Spain, Italy, Brazil and Argentina. Rodríguez earned 110 caps for Uruguay, representing the country in two World Cups and four Copa América tournaments and winning the 2011 edition of the latter.
Cristian Rodriguez full name is Cristian Gabriel Rodriguez Barotti who was born on 30 September 1985 at Juan Lacaze, Uruguay. His father gave him the nickname as Cebolla(onion). He was well known for his speed and technical ability.
Cristian began his career at Penarol and played for three years. During that period, he was made to play from time to time considering that youngsters didn’t have had enough qualification as professional player. At that time, he has to work harder.
Cristian Rodriguez moved to Portugal’s S.L. Benfica for a long loan in late August 2007. After Silvestre Varela was bought by Porto in 2009 off-season and was represented as substitute role but he still appeared in 32 official games.
On 17 February 2014, Cristian Rodriguez was forced to pay 45000 euros fine for assaulting two stewards at the Estadio da Luz.
On 28 May 2012, Cristian Rodriguez signed for Atletico Madrid for four seasons after being released by Porto.
On 20 January 2015,Cristian Rodriguez moved to Parma F.C. until the end of the season.
On 24 July 2015, Cristian Rodriguez signed for club Atletico Independiente for two seasons after being released by Atletico Madrid. But on 19 December 2016, his contract was terminated after suffering from several injury problems.
On 17 January 2023, he announced his retirement at the age of 37.
Cristian Rodriguez made his Uruguay National Team debut at the age of 18 in a friendly match against Mexico. He also went to represent the nation in two Copa America. During 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying stage he was not selected in the final stage in south Africa as he had received a four match ban after assaulting Argentina’s Gabriel Heinze. Currently he has been selected and playing for Uruguay in 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Being a famous football player, he has not spoken about his personal life. According to some data, he seems to be married man and has a beautiful wife. He also seems to be a father of a daughter. His astrological sign is Gemini. He has height of 1.78 m and weight is 72 kg. His net worth is estimated of $2 million as of 2017. His annual salary is $1,906,667 from his current club.