Leonardo Rodríguez

Leonardo ("Leo") Adrián Rodríguez Iacobitti (born 27 August 1966) is an Argentine former football midfielder. He played for nine different club sides in his career, and represented the Argentina national football team between 1991 and 1994.

Leonardo Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Adrian Rodríguez Iacobitti
Date of birth (1966-08-27) 27 August 1966 (age 55)
Place of birth Lanús, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Lanús
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Lanús 92 (17)
1988–1989 Vélez Sársfield 29 (4)
1989–1990 Argentinos Juniors 26 (3)
1990–1991 San Lorenzo 27 (6)
1991–1992 Toulon 27 (12)
1992–1993 Atalanta 30 (2)
1994 Borussia Dortmund 7 (0)
1995–1996 Universidad de Chile 55 (16)
1997–1998 Club América 58 (6)
1998–2001 Universidad de Chile 83 (20)
2001–2002 San Lorenzo 40 (8)
2002 Lanús 11 (2)
Total 485 (96)
National team
1991–1994 Argentina 28 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Rodríguez was born in the city of Lanús in the Buenos Aires Province of Argentina. He started his career at Club Atlético Lanús in the Argentine 2nd Division in 1983 and finished his career in 2002 at the same club.

In between this, he had two spells with San Lorenzo and Universidad de Chile as well as playing for Vélez Sársfield and Argentinos Juniors in Argentina, Toulon in France, Atalanta B.C. in Italy and Club América in Mexico and he also had a spell with Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

International careerEdit

Rodríguez played for Argentina between 1991 and 1994. He helped La Selección to win the Copa América in 1991[1] and 1993[2] and he was part of the 1994 FIFA World Cup squad.[3] He also helped Argentina win the 1992 Confederations Cup, in which he scored in the final itself.

International goalsEdit

Argentina score listed first, score column indicates score after each Rodríguez goal.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 October 1992 King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia   Saudi Arabia 1–0 3–1 1992 King Fahd Cup Final
2 27 June 1993 Estadio Monumental, Guayaquil, Ecuador   Brazil 1–1 1–1 1993 Copa América

Personal lifeEdit

His son, Thomas, is a professional footballer.[4]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Universidad de Chile

San Lorenzo

InternationalEdit

Argentina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Darío Pelayes, Héctor (16 January 2009). "COPA AMÉRICA 1991". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  2. ^ Darío Pelayes, Héctor (16 January 2009). "COPA AMÉRICA 1993". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  3. ^ Darío Pelayes, Héctor (16 January 2009). "WORLD CUP 1994". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  4. ^ "El hijo chileno del Leo Rodríguez que sueña con la Roja". CDF. 10 February 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2017.

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