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Rodolfo Rodríguez
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Personal information
Full name Rodolfo Sergio Rodríguez Rodríguez
Date of birth January 20, 1956 (1956-01-20) (age 53)
Place of birth    Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1971-1976 Cerro
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1976
1976-1984
1984-1988
1988-1989
1990-1992
1992-1994
Cerro
Nacional
Santos
Sporting Lisbon
Portuguesa
Bahia
   
National team
1976-1986 Uruguay 79 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of April 2008.
* Appearances (Goals)

Rodolfo Sergio Rodríguez Rodríguez (born January 20, 1956 in Montevideo) is a retired Uruguayan football goalkeeper. He is the most capped player in the history of the Uruguayan national team with 79 appearances between 1976 and 1986[1]

His youth player career began at Cerro in 1971 but he moved to Nacional in 1976.

At Nacional, he started his professional career in 1976 with which he played until 1984, having won the Uruguayan Championship in 1977, 1980 and 1983, the Copa Libertadores in 1980 and the Copa Intercontinental also in 1980.

In 1984 he joined Santos in Brazil. At Santos he won the São Paulo State Championship in 1984. He stayed with the club until 1987.

Rodríguez then moved to Sporting Clube de Portugal but only stayed there for one season (1988-1989). He returned to Brazil in 1990 to play at Portuguesa. Two years later he left Portuguesa to join Bahia with which he won two Bahia State Championships in 1993 and 1994.

As goalkeeper for the Uruguay national team, Rodolfo Rodríguez won the 50th anniversary tournament of the first World Cup, the 1980 "Gold Cup". and the Copa América in 1983,[2]. He also took part with the national squads that played the 1979,[3] and the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

He retired in 1994 as the most capped Uruguayan player ever, having played 79 officially recognised games for his national side.

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