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James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez


James Rodriguez is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Colombia national team born on 12 July 1991, In Columbia.

Family Background:

He is the son of Wilson James Rodriguez Bedolla and his wife Maria Del Pilar Rubio. His father had been also a football player who had been a part of the 1985 U-20 side and had also played for the Colombian national team.

Personal Life:

He married Daniela Ospina who is the sister of David Ospina, player of Columbia National Football Team in 2011 and has a daughter named Salome. He is a devout Christian.


He had turned professionally by joining Colombian second division club Envigado in 2006 when He had been in his mid-teens. The Next year He had achieved a development to Colombian first division. He had been signed by the Argentine team Banfield in 2008 and made his team debut on February 2009. His first goal had been with a long-range strike in a 3–1 victory over Rosario Central on 27 February. He became a much sought after player and had also been signed by Porto, a Portuguese sports club, for €5.1 million in July 2010. He had scored his first goal in European football in a 3 -1 home victory for Porto against Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia in December 2010. He touched new heights of success in the 2011-12 season and scored 14 goals for Porto and delivered 11 assists. In 2011, He had also become the first Colombian player to win the LPFP Award for Breakthrough Player of the year. During 2014, James had been named in Colombia’s 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He served brilliantly in the group stage, especially in the team’s opening match against Greece where he set up the first two goals and scored a last-minute goal. He had also starred prominently in the team’s victory over Ivory Coast in their second match of the tournament.

Unknown Facts:

  • His full name is James David Rodriguez Rubio.
  • As a child, James suffered from a communication disorder.

Master Stroke:

  • He is the youngest player ever to win the Portuguese golden ball award.

Awards and Achievements:

  • He had been named the LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2011–12.
  • In 2012, He won the Portuguese Golden Ball.
  • In 2014, He had been named to the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team and the FIFA World Cup Dream Team.

What can we learn from Him??

Like James Rodriguez, Believe in your dreams and work hard to get what you want.

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