Rodrygo Silva de Goes (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁoˈdɾigu ˈsiwvɐ dʒi gɔjs];[3] born 9 January 2001), simply known as Rodrygo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Real Madrid as a winger.

Rodrygo in 2018
Personal information
Full name Rodrygo Silva de Goes
Date of birth (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 19)[1]
Place of birth Osasco, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 27
Youth career
2011–2017 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2019 Santos 41 (9)
2019– Real Madrid B 3 (2)
2019– Real Madrid 17 (6)
National team
2017–2018 Brazil U17 4 (3)
2018– Brazil U20 10 (3)
2019– Brazil U23 2 (0)
2019– Brazil 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019

He began his career with Santos, where he played 80 games and scored 17 goals before a €45 million transfer to Real Madrid in 2019. He made his senior debut for Brazil in 2019, aged 18.

Club careerEdit


Born in Osasco, São Paulo, Rodrygo joined Santos' youth setup in 2011 at the age of ten, initially assigned to the futsal team.[1] In March 2017, with the first team regulars in Peru for a Copa Libertadores match against Sporting Cristal, he was called up to the first team by manager Dorival Júnior to complete training.[4]

On 21 July 2017, Rodrygo signed his first professional contract, after agreeing to a five-year deal.[5] On 1 November, he was promoted to the main squad by interim manager Elano.[6]

Rodrygo made his first team – and Série A – debut on 4 November 2017, coming on as a late substitute for Bruno Henrique in a 3–1 home win against Atlético Mineiro.[7] The following 25 January he scored his first senior goal, netting a last-minute winner in a 2–1 Campeonato Paulista away win against Ponte Preta.[8]

Rodrygo made his Copa Libertadores debut on 1 March 2018, replacing Eduardo Sasha in a 2–0 away loss against Real Garcilaso; aged 17 years and 50 days, he became the youngest player of Santos to appear in the competition.[9] Fifteen days later he scored his first goal in the tournament, netting his team's second through an individual effort in a 3–1 win against Nacional at the Pacaembu Stadium; at the age of 17 years, two months and six days, he became the youngest Brazilian to score in the competition.[10]

Rodrygo scored his first goal in the main category of Brazilian football on 14 April 2018, netting the last in a 2–0 home win against Ceará.[11] On 3 June, he scored a hat-trick and also assisted Gabriel's last goal in a 5–2 home routing of Vitória.[12]

On 26 July 2018, Rodrygo changed his jersey number from 43 to 9 (a number he already wore during the Libertadores).[13] For the 2019 campaign, he again switched numbers, now to jersey 11, previously worn by fellow youth graduate Neymar.[14]

Real MadridEdit

On 15 June 2018, Real Madrid reached an agreement with Santos for the transfer of Rodrygo, with the player joining Los Blancos in June 2019 and signing until 2025.[15][16] The rumoured fee was of 45 million,[17] with Santos receiving €40 million as the club owned 80% of his rights with the rest owned by Rodrygo's agents.[18]

On 25 September 2019, Rodrygo made his first team debut and scored his first league goal against Osasuna within a mere minute.[19] He scored his first hat-trick, being a perfect hat-trick, and gave an assist for the club on 6 November, aged 18 years and 301 days old, against Galatasaray in a 6–0 win in the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League season.[20] The second youngest ever to score a hat-trick in the competition, he is also the first player born in the 21st century to score in the tournament.[21]

International careerEdit

On 30 March 2017, Rodrygo was called up to Brazil under-17s for the year's Montaigu Tournament.[22] He made his debut in the championship by scoring his side's only goal in a 2–1 loss against Denmark, and netted two more against Cameroon and United States.[23]

On 7 March 2018, Rodrygo and Santos teammate Yuri Alberto were called up to the under-20s,[24] but both were cut from the squad six days later after a request from his club's president.[25]

In November 2019, Rodrygo was called up for the first time to the Brazil senior team, for the Superclásico de las Américas against rivals Argentina in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.[26] In the 1–0 loss on 15 November, he replaced Willian for the final 20 minutes.[27]

Personal lifeEdit

Rodrygo's father, Eric, is a former professional footballer. A right back, he played in several tiers of Brazilian football, the highest of which was Série B.[28]

Career statisticsEdit


As of 23 February 2020[29]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Santos 2017 Série A 2 0 2 0
2018 35 8 12 3 3 0 8[a] 1 58 12
2019 4 1 10 1 6 3 0 0 20 5
Total 41 9 22 4 9 3 8 1 80 17
Real Madrid B 2019–20 Segunda División B 3 2 3 2
Real Madrid 2019–20 La Liga 12 2 1 1 4[b] 4 1[c] 0 18 7
Career total 56 13 23 5 9 3 12 5 1 0 101 26
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ Appearance in Supercopa de España


As of 19 November 2019[29]
Year Apps Goals
2019 2 0
Total 2 0



Real Madrid



  1. ^ a b "Inspiração em Neymar e pai jogador: conheça Rodrygo, nova joia do Santos" [Inspiration in Neymar and father footballer: know Rodrygo, new pearl of Santos] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ Real Madrid profile
  3. ^ "How to pronounce Rodrygo Goes". Forvo. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Na mira europeia, jogador de 16 anos faz treinos no profissional do Santos" [In the European sight, 16-year-old player does training at Santos' first team] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Rodrygo, revelação da base, assina o primeiro contrato profissional com o Santos FC" [Rodrygo, youth prospect, signs the first professional contract with Santos FC] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Elano anuncia promoção de Rodrygo e Yuri Alberto ao time profissional do Santos" [Elano announces promotion of Rodrygo and Yuri Alberto to the first team of Santos] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Santos sofre, mas vence Atlético-MG de Robinho e fica a três pontos do líder" [Santos suffer, but defeat Robinho's Atlético-MG and stay three points behind the leader] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Sasha e "nova promessa" do Santos viram o jogo e dão vitória contra a Ponte" [Sasha and "new prospect" of Santos complete comeback and give victory against Ponte] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Rodrygo é o mais novo a jogar Libertadores na história do Santos" [Rodrygo is the newest to play Libertadores in Santos' history] (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Em post sobre Rodrygo, Santos exalta sua tradição em revelar jovens talentos" [In post about Rodrygo, Santos lift up their tradition of uncover young talents] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Santos bate Ceará e volta a vencer em estreia de Brasileirão depois de 13 anos" [Santos defeat Ceará and is back to winning in debut after 13 years] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Com show de Rodrygo, Santos goleia o Vitória na Vila e dá fôlego a Jair" [With a show from Rodrygo, Santos thrash Vitória at the Vila and give air to Jair] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Rodrygo recebe surpresa e é, oficialmente, o novo camisa 9 do Santos" [Rodrygo receives surprise and is, officially, the new number 9 of Santos] (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Lista da Sul-Americana revela que Rodrygo abandona camisa 9 e assume a 11" [Sudamericana list reveals that Rodrygo leaves number 9 and takes 11] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 12 February 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Official Announcement: Rodrygo Goes". Real Madrid. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Nota oficial" [Official announcement] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Real Madrid transfer news: €45 million deal agreed for Santos wonderkid Rodrygo". 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Santos striker Rodrygo signs for Real Madrid until 2025". Sport. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Rodrygo becomes Real Madrid's first 21st century scorer". 25 September 2019. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Rodrygo makes Champions League history with quickfire Real Madrid double". 6 November 2019.
  21. ^ "Rodrygo scores perfect hat-trick in Real Madrid UCL rout". 6 November 2019.
  22. ^ "Seleção Sub-17 convocada para Torneio de Montaigu" [Under-17 national team called up for the Montaigu Tournament] (in Portuguese). CBF. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  23. ^ "Oito gols em quatro jogos: quarteto do Peixe se destaca na Seleção sub-17" [Eight goals in four matches: Peixe's quartet is a spotlight at Seleção under-17] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  24. ^ "Rodrygo e Yuri Alberto, do Santos, substituem joias do Flamengo na seleção sub-20" [Rodrygo and Yuri Alberto, from Santos, replace Flamengo's pearls in the national under-20 team] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  25. ^ "Após ida de Peres ao Rio, CBF libera Rodrygo e Yuri Alberto da seleção" [After Peres' trip to Rio, CBF release Rodrygo and Yuri Alberto from the national team] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  26. ^ Munday, Billy (11 November 2019). "Rodrygo gears up for his Brazil bow against Argentina". Marca. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  27. ^ Train, Rob (15 November 2019). "Real Madrid: Rodrygo makes full debut for Brazil against Argentina". Diario AS. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  28. ^ "Filho de Eric se destaca na base do Santos e é chamado de Neymarzinho" [Eric's son is a spotlight at Santos' youth setup and is called 'Little Neymar'] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  29. ^ a b Rodrygo at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 November 2017.  
  30. ^ "Real Madrid win the Supercopa from the spot". 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  31. ^ "Com domínio do Palmeiras, Seleção é premiada recheada de finalistas" [With prevalence of Palmeiras, Best XI is awarded full of finalists] (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. 9 April 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
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