Rodrigues (footballer)

Antônio Josenildo Rodrigues de Oliveira (born 10 October 1997), known as just Rodrigues, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a defender for the club Grêmio.

Personal information
Full name Antônio Josenildo Rodrigues de Oliveira
Date of birth (1997-10-10) 10 October 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth Arês, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 26
Youth career
2013–2015 ABC
2015–2017 Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2019 ABC 50 (2)
2018–2019Grêmio (loan) 0 (0)
2019– Grêmio 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2020

Professional careerEdit

Rodrigues began playing football with the youth academy of ABC in 2013, then Cruzeiro in 2015 before returning to ABC again in 2017. He began playing under the name Tonhão, before switching to Rodrigues to honour his adoptive mother.[1] Rodrigues made his professional debut with ABC in a 2-0 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B loss to Vila Nova on 26 August 2017.[2] On 9 August 2019, Rodrigues signed a professional contract with Grêmio after a brief loan with them.[3]





  1. ^ "Rodriguez, Tonhão, Rodrigues: quem é a jovem promessa da zaga do Grêmio". Globoesporte.
  2. ^ "Vila Nova vs. ABC – 26 August 2017 – Soccerway".
  3. ^ Sistemas, Mavetec. "Grêmio assina contrato definitivo com zagueiro Rodrigues". Grêmio FBPA.

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