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Kévin Manuel Rodrigues (born 5 March 1994) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Sociedad and the Portugal national team. Mainly a left back, he can also play as a midfielder.[2]

Kévin Rodrigues
Personal information
Full name Kévin Manuel Rodrigues
Date of birth (1994-03-05) 5 March 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Bayonne, France
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad
Number 20
Youth career
2000–2008 Bayonne
2008–2012 Toulouse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Toulouse 2 (0)
2012–2014 Toulouse B 14 (1)
2014–2015 Dijon 2 (0)
2014–2015 Dijon B 21 (3)
2015–2017 Real Sociedad B 56 (6)
2017– Real Sociedad 28 (1)
National team
2012 France U18 6 (1)
2012–2013 France U19 6 (1)
2017– Portugal U21 5 (0)
2017– Portugal 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

He spent most of his career in Spain with Real Sociedad, after starting out at Toulouse.

Born in France, Rodrigues originally represented France internationally before switching to Portugal in 2017.

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Club careerEdit

FranceEdit

Born in Bayonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to Portuguese parents,[3] Rodrigues made his senior debut with Toulouse FC on 20 May 2012, coming on as a 69th-minute substitute in a 0–2 Ligue 1 home loss against AC Ajaccio.[1][4]

In his country of birth, Rodrigues also represented Dijon FCO,[5] appearing rarely for the Ligue 2 club as it finished in fourth place in the 2014–15 season.

Real SociedadEdit

On 4 June 2015, Rodrigues signed for Real Sociedad, being initially assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B.[6] His first game in La Liga with the first team took place on 29 January 2017, when he started in a 0–3 away defeat to Real Madrid.[7]

On 1 March 2017, Rodrigues renewed his contract until 2020,[8] and was promoted to the main squad ahead of the 2017–18 campaign. He scored his first league goal on 17 September, but also added one in his own net in a 1–3 home loss also against Real Madrid.[9]

International careerEdit

Rodrigues was a France youth international, having represented his nation at under-18 level.[10] On 3 November 2016 he was first called up to the Portugal under-21 side,[11] being part of the squad that appeared in the following year's UEFA European Championship.[12]

Rodrigues won his first full cap on 10 November 2017, playing the entire 3–0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia in Viseu.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kévin Rodrigues, une première en Ligue 1" [Kévin Rodrigues, a first in Ligue 1] (in French). Les Violets. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Dix jeunes iront à Luchon avec les pros" [Ten youths will join the pros at Luchon] (in French). Toulouse FC. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Kévin Rodrigues, a esperança francesa que escolheu Portugal" [Kévin Rodrigues, the French prospect who chose Portugal] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Le TFC dominé par Ajaccio (0–2)" [Ajaccio walked all over TFC (0–2)] (in French). Toulouse FC. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Kévin Rodrigues a signé à Dijon" [Kévin Rodrigues has signed at Dijon] (in French). Les Violets. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Kévin Rodrigues joins Sanse". Real Sociedad. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Real Madrid 3–0 Real Sociedad". BBC Sport. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Kevin Rodrigues renueva hasta 2020" [Kevin Rodrigues renews until 2020]. Marca (in Spanish). 1 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  9. ^ "El Madrid gana las finales" [Madrid win finals]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Kévin Rodrigues avec France U18" [Kévin Rodrigues with France U18] (in French). Toulouse FC. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Kevin Rodrigues é novidade nos eleitos de Rui Jorge" [Kevin Rodrigues is a novelty in Rui Jorge's chosen ones]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 November 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Portugal 1–3 Spain: UEFA Under 21 Euro match report, Spain advance to semi-finals". Diario AS. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Portugal vence Arábia Saudita com golos de Manuel Fernandes, Gonçalo Guedes e João Mário" [Portugal beat Saudi Arabia with goals from Manuel Fernandes, Gonçalo Guedes and João Mário] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.

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