James Rodriguez Biography

James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez

Full name: James Dabid Rodriguez Rubio
Birth date: July 12, 1991
Birthplace: Cucuta, Colombia
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Weight: 75kg
Playing position: Attacking Midfielder
Teams: Colombia National Team, Real Madrid
Spouse (s): Daniela Ospina
Religion: Christian
Zodiac sign: Cancer

James Dabid Rodriguez Rubio is a famous Colombian footballer who showed terrific performance in the World Cup 2014. James Rodriguez plays for Colombian National Team and currently plays for European club Real Madrid. He is best known as Rodriguez around the football world. James Rodriguez is considered one of the best younger players in the world who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder. He is acclaimed around the world for his technique, vision and playmaking skills. James Rodriguez is the true successor of compatriot Carlos Valderrama. Rodriguez won the Golden Boot award of World Cup 2014.

James Rodriguez Early Life:

James Rodriguez was born on July 12, 1991, in Cucuta, Colombia. Rodriguez’s father is Wilson James Rodriguez Bedolla and mother, Maria Del Pilar Rubio. He spent childhood in the city Ibague. Rodriguez started his career journey in the football arena in 2006. He was very much passionate about soccer since beginning of life. Now, Rodriguez is one of the best soccer players in the world.

James Rodriguez Soccer Career:

James Rodriguez made his debut in the club cricket with an Argentine club Banfield where he scored the first goal on February 2009. He emerges as a powerful footballer for the Colombia U-20 National Team where he served as captain.

On June 02, 2014, James Rodriguez was chosen for Colombia’s 23 member squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He was assigned 10 number shirt in this World Cup. In the World, Cup James scored a goal in last minute and assisted on two goals thereby FIFA Named him as a man of the match. In the second match against Ivory Coast, he scored a goal and his team got the 2-1 victory. Again James Rodriguez won the man of match prize. In the final match of the group stage against Japan, he also scored a goal. James Rodriguez was the best player of group stage World Cup 2014 according to FIFA.

In the second round match against Uruguay James scored two goals, by his playmaking skills, Colombian won the match and qualified quarter-final for the first time and Uruguay took off from the competition. He made a record of scoring goal in every match of World Cup after Ronaldo and Rivaldo in 2002. James Rodriguez won the man of the match award for the third time in four matches. James scored his sixth goal against Brazil in the quarter-final although Colombia defeated in this match. Then Rodriguez won the FIFA Golden Boot award for his magnificent performance in the World Cup. He was listed in the World Cup All-Star XI due to excellent performance. Diego Maradona said James Rodriguez should have won the Golden Ball award instead of Lionel Messi.

Real Madrid:

James Rodriguez dreamed of in his early life to play in the famous football club, Real Madrid. On July 22, 2014, Rodriguez has signed with Real Madrid for six years with around €80 million. He becomes the fourth expensive player of the club and first Colombian highest paid player in history. James Rodriguez is assigned 10 number shirt in Real Madrid.

Personal Relationship:

James Rodriguez married to Daniela Ospina in 2010. The couple has a daughter named Salome.

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