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Rodri Biography

Spanish Footballer

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Rodrigo Hernández Cascante (born 22 June 1996), known as Rodri or Rodrigo, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Spain national team. He is regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world and is known for his defensive and offensive positioning, tackling, passing, and ball control.

Full Name Rodrigo Hernández Cascante
Born June 22, 1996 (age 27)
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Footballer
Relationship Status Single
Awards UEFA Nations League Finals Player of the Tournament: 2023
Organization Manchester City

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Early Life

  • Rodrigo Hernández Cascante was born on 22 June 1996 in Madrid.
  • He joined Atlético Madrid’s youth setup in 2007 at the age of 11, coming from CF Rayo Majadahonda.
  • Rodri was released by Atlético Madrid in 2013 due to a “lack of physical strength” and subsequently signed with Villarreal CF.


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  • Rodri made his senior debut for Villarreal reserves on 7 February 2015.
  • He made his first-team debut for Villarreal on 17 December 2015 in a Copa del Rey match.
  • On 4 December 2017, after establishing himself as a regular, Rodri renewed his contract with Villarreal until 2022.

Atlético Madrid

  • Rodri returned to Atlético Madrid on 24 May 2018 after the club reached an agreement with Villarreal for his transfer.
  • He made his debut for Atlético in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid.

Manchester City

  • Rodri joined Manchester City on 3 July 2019 after the club met his £62.6 million release clause.
  • He made his debut for Manchester City in the 2019 FA Community Shield against Liverpool.
  • Rodri played a pivotal role in Manchester City’s three consecutive league titles in the 2020–21, 2021–22, and 2022–23 seasons.
  • He scored the only goal in the UEFA Champions League final in 2023, helping Manchester City secure their first-ever European Cup.

International Career

  • Rodri is a Spain international and former youth international.
  • He made his debut for the senior national team in 2018.
  • Rodri represented Spain at UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • In 2023, he won the UEFA Nations League with Spain and was named the best player of the finals tournament.

Awards and Nominations

  • Rodri has won several awards with Manchester City, including three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and a UEFA Champions League.
  • With Atlético Madrid, he won the UEFA Super Cup in 2018.
  • On the international front, he won the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2015 with Spain U19 and the UEFA Nations League in 2022–23 with Spain.
  • Individually, Rodri was named the UEFA Champions League Player of the Season for 2022–23 and was included in the PFA Team of the Year for the 2022–23 Premier League season.

Personal Life

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