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Cristian was born in Juan Lacaze, Uruguay.
Cristian Rodriguez almost decided to attend the University of the Republic to study architecture instead of pursuing soccer.
Cristian Rodriguez plays for the team Club Atlético Peñarol
|#1||Cristian Rodriguez||35||Uruguay||September 30, 1985||N/A|
|#2||Walter Gargano||36||Uruguay||July 23, 1984||N/A|
Born in Juan Lacaze, Rodríguez started playing professionally, still a youngster, for local Peñarol in the Uruguayan first division, where he helped the side to the 2003 title. After an injury ruled him out for some games in late 2004, he was spotted by television cameras jumping in the stands alongside club supporters, but he eventually escaped a fine or suspension.
In 2005, Rodríguez was transferred to French club Paris Saint-Germain F.C. on a free transfer, along with Carlos Bueno. After appearing scarcely in his first season in Ligue 1, he was important in helping the capital team barely avoid relegation, scoring his only goal in a 4–2 home win against AS Monaco FC.
Rodríguez made his Uruguay national team debut at age 18 in a friendly against Mexico, and went on to represent the nation in two Copa América tournaments, scoring in the 2007 edition in a 4–1 quarter-final win over Venezuela, the host. After assaulting Argentina's Gabriel Heinze during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying stage (0–1 home loss) he received a four-match ban, and coach Oscar Tabárez opted to not select him for the final stages in South Africa.
In late August 2007, Rodríguez moved to Portugal's S.L. Benfica in a season-long loan, together with compatriot Maxi Pereira who arrived from Defensor Sporting. After being one of their most important players through 2007–08, he was bought by fellow Primeira Liga side FC Porto in June 2008 (but part of the transfer fee was paid to Play International B.V.). During the two teams' match in Lisbon, on 30 August 2008, he was subjected to vitriolic abuse from the stands in a 1–1 final draw; he eventually settled at the new club nonetheless, forming an attacking trio with Argentine Lisandro López and Brazilian Hulk and also scoring some goals through unsuspecting headers.
After Silvestre Varela was bought by Porto in the 2009 off-season, Rodríguez was relegated to a substitute role. He still appeared in 32 official games in the 2010–11 season (two goals, including one in 11 matches in a victorious campaign in the UEFA Europa League).
On 28 May 2012, Rodríguez signed for Atlético Madrid for four seasons after being released by Porto. He scored his first two goals for his new team in the Europa League group stage, against Hapoel Tel Aviv FC (3–0 away win) and FC Viktoria Plzeň (home); in the latter, he netted the game's only goal through a thunderous left-foot shot in the 93rd minute.
On 17 February 2014, Rodríguez was condemned to pay a €45,000 fine for assaulting two stewards at the Estádio da Luz, following a tunnel brawl during the 0–1 away league loss against Benfica on 20 December 2009.
On 20 January 2015, Rodríguez moved to Parma F.C. until the end of the season. Less than two months later, however, due to the Italian club's precarious financial situation, he joined Brazil's Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense also on loan.
Rodríguez left Grêmio on 8 May 2015, after struggling with injuries and totalling less than 80 minutes of action.
On 24 July 2015, Rodríguez signed for Club Atlético Independiente for two seasons after being released by Atlético Madrid. After suffering from several injury problems, his contract was terminated on 19 December 2016.
Rodríguez was included in the 2015 Copa América squad, scoring the only goal in the tournament opener against Jamaica in Antofagasta. The 32-year-old was also selected for the 2018 World Cup.
Currently, Cristian Rodriguez is 35 years old. Cristian Rodriguez will celebrate 36th birthday on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Below we countdown to Cristian Rodriguez upcoming birthday.