Jaime Rodríguez

Jaime Alberto Rodríguez Jiménez (born 17 January 1959) is a former football player from El Salvador.[1][2]

Jaime Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Jaime Alberto Rodríguez Jiménez
Date of birth (1959-01-17) 17 January 1959 (age 62)
Place of birth San Salvador, El Salvador
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Right back
Centre back
Youth career
1974 Juventud Olímpica Metalio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1977 Alianza
1978–1979 FAS
1980–1982 Bayer Uerdingen
1982–1987 Léon 139 (6)
1984–1985KPV (loan) 9 (2)
1987–1990 Atlas 67 (11)
1990 Alianza
1991–1992 NKK 15 (4)
1992–1993 Yokohama Flügels 2 (0)
1994 Alianza
National team
1979–1991 El Salvador 30 (1)
Teams managed
2000 Alianza
2002 San Salvador
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He represented his country at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

From a very early age on, Rodríguez showed great skill and talent. After being selected by C.D. Juventud Olímpica Metalio then Alianza, he began a prolific football career, in the process becoming a legend in El Salvador, although not as highly rated as Mágico González.

A defender, Rodríguez played professionally for different clubs around the world. Among these were El Salvador's Alianza, Mexico's Club Léon and F.C. Atlas, and Germany's Bayer Uerdingen (now known as KFC Uerdingen 05). He also played for teams in Japan's NKK, Yokohama Flügels and Finland's KPV scoring 4 goals in 18 games during 1984–1985.

International careerEdit

Nicknamed La Chelona, Rodríguez has represented his country in 15 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3] and played in all three of his country's matches at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.

His final international game was an April 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup qualification match against Nicaragua.

Managerial careerEdit

After retiring from football, Rodríguez started a coaching career at Alianza, but was sacked in 2002. Since then, he has been a strong advocate for improvement in football organisations and programs in El Salvador. He has also been a strong supporter for financial aid to Salvadoran sporting heroes of the past who are in need.[4]

Since 2009, he is President of the Salvadoran Institute of Sport (INDES) and was appointed coordinator of the El Salvador national team and in 2007 became the assistant coach of the Cuscatlecos.[5]

Rodríguez has participated in a charity match to raise funds for earthquake victims in his native El Salvador.

In 2012, Rodríguez was named member of the football commission of FIFA.[6]

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1991/92 NKK JSL Division 2 15 4 - 0 0 15 4
1992 Yokohama Flügels J1 League - 0 0 4 0 4 0
1993 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Country Japan 17 4 0 0 4 0 21 4
Total 17 4 0 0 4 0 21 4


Individual honoursEdit

  • Named the Top 25 Players in 1986
  • Selection of the CONCACAF


  1. ^ https://www.elgrafico.com/futbol/Fiscalia-presenta-pruebas-contra-Jaime-Rodriguez-ex-presidente-del-INDES-20180321-0018.html
  2. ^ https://www.elgrafico.com/futbol/Abogado-de-Jaime-Rodriguez-admite-que-utilizaron-125-mil-del-INDES-para-estadio-Las-Delicias-20180430-0013.html
  3. ^ Jaime RodríguezFIFA competition record
  4. ^ "Por pensión vitalicia". La Prensa Gráfica (in Spanish). 3 October 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  5. ^ ""Chelona" deja su cargo". La Prensa Gráfica (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 24 December 2007.
  6. ^ González, Manahen (10 January 2012). ""Tener peso es lo que le ha faltado a El Salvador" Jaime Rodríguez". Diario Co Latino (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2013.

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