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Julien Rodriguez (born 11 June 1978 in Béziers, France) is a French former professional footballer who played as a defender. Rodriguez started his career at AS Monaco, making 135 appearances for the club and helping them to reach the 2004 Champions League final. He joined Scottish Premier League club Rangers in August 2005 for £1m. He scored his first goal for Rangers on 11 March 2006 in Rangers' 4–0 victory over Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium[1] and made a total of 30 appearances in his debut season with the club. Having been expected to be an important member of the Rangers team under the management of fellow Frenchman Paul Le Guen in season 2006–07, Le Guen's reign as manager was short and unsuccessful. After the appointment of Le Guen's replacement Walter Smith in January 2007, Rodriguez was transferred to Marseille.

Julien Rodriguez
Rodriguez in 2009
Personal information
Full name Julien Rodriguez
Date of birth (1978-06-11) 11 June 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Béziers, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2005 Monaco 154 (3)
2005–2007 Rangers 34 (1)
2007–2012 Marseille 42 (3)
Total 230 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rodriguez received a call-up to the France national football team in 2007, but did not play.


  1. ^ "Rangers 4–0 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 11 March 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2009.

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