Well renowned with the nickname” The golden boy,” James Rodriguez is one of the versatile and agile players in Football. Colombian football star Rodriguez plays for Qatari football club Al-Rayyan, after his transfer from Everton football club in September 2021. In his career, the UEFA champions’ league winner has played in many major tournaments with clubs like Monaco, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich.
Similarly, James is a versatile player who can play excellently even as the winger but mainly as the central attacking midfielder. James has played for his national team Colombia for a long time, earning his 82 Caps until his debut in 2011. James has won many major trophies, like the Spanish league title and the German league title playing for different European clubs. Footballer James is widely regarded as one of the finest midfielders of the game due to his agility, visionary passing skills, shooting skills, and versatility during the game. This biography on Colombian football star James Rodriguez covers some of the important moments from his early life till date.
James Rodriguez: Quick Facts
|Full name||James David Rodriguez Rubio|
|Nickname||Also nicknamed “The golden boy.”|
|Date of birth||12-07-1991|
|Father’s name||Wilson James Rodriguez Bedoya|
|Mother’s name||Maria Del Pilar Rubio|
|Brother’s/Sister’s name||Sisters whose names are Juana Valentina Restrepo, Luisa Maria Rodriguez, and Danna Lucia Rodriguez|
|Height||5.10 feet (1.78 m)|
|Weight||77 Kg (170 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Chest size: 44 inches Waist size: 32 Inches Biceps: 14 inches|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Eye color||Dark brown color|
|Hair color||Dark brown color|
|Shoe size||10 (US)|
|Wife/girlfriend/ex-wife||Ex-Girlfriend whose name is Daniela Ospina|
|Children||One son and a daughter|
|Children name||Son whose name is Samuel Rodriguez and daughter whose name is Salome Rodriguez|
|Net worth||Around 70 million dollars|
|Salary||Approx. 14 million dollars|
|Playing position||Central attacking midfield and winger|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Football Club salary and additional bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship, and merchandise|
|Last Updated||January 2022|
Nicknamed “James Bond of Banfield,” James Rodriguez was born to father Wilson James Rodriguez Bedoya and mother Maria Del Pilar Rubio. Both his father and mother are from Colombia. His father, Wilson James Rodriguez, was a former football player at Colombia national team. James was born in a middle-class family in Colombia called Cucuta. James also has three sisters named Juana Valentina Restrepo, Luisa Maria Rodriguez, and Danna Lucia Rodriguez. According to his parents, James had the problem of “Stammering” in his early childhood, so he was shy of even speaking to his friends.
James was soon recruited in the ranks of the Colombian football club Envigado, and in early 2008 he joined the Argentine football club Banfield before finally moving to Porto. James played with number 10 on his jersey during his days at Real Madrid, who currently wears the same number 10 at his present club Al-Rayyan. Likewise, he uses Rodriguez as his name in his club and his national team kit during his career. Starting as an attacking midfielder in James early days, James has excelled at many positions in the midfield and attack.
James Rodriguez Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurement
Colombian football star James Rodriguez was born on 12-07-1991, making him 30 years old now. (As per 2021) James follows Christian as the religion, and his Zodiac (horoscope) sign is Cancer. Footballer James is one of the four children of his parents. Amazed by his football skills at an early age, his father took him to the local clubs in Colombia, soon recruited into the junior team of Envigado football club. Since then, Footballer James has been playing at a high level, making him one of the best players in modern Football.
Footballer James Rodriguez has an athletic body, and he stands 5 feet 10 inches tall. Footballer James has evenly matched weight for a professional footballer, as James weighs around 170 pounds (77 kilograms) at normal. He has green color eyes and blonde color hair. James is very professional and takes very care of his body, training, and diet. James has a chest span of 44 inches and a waist of 32 inches. Likewise, his athletic biceps measure 14 inches. Likewise, James uses a shoe size of 10 (US). James has an athletic , fit body . Likewise, James takes very care of his body, training, and diet, making him one of the remarkable professionals in this sport.
James Rodriguez Salary and Net Worth
As per multiple financial reports, James Rodriguez is believed to be worth around 70 million dollars to date. He has played different clubs like Monaco, Porto, and Real Madrid, so a major part of his earnings constitutes Club salary, additional performance bonuses, endorsement, and other sponsorship deals. James has made 82 appearances for his national team after his debut in 2011. James has also earned a significant salary playing for his national team.
According to the contract, he was signed by FC Porto, where he earned a signing bonus and salary. Likewise, Real Madrid again signed James in a 70 million dollar deal where he played for six seasons. At his present club Al Rayyan, he earns around 14 million dollars per season. This amount makes him one of the highest-paid players in modern Football. James also owns multiple extraordinary cars in his collection, such as BMW and Audi.
Who is James Rodriguez Wife?
Colombian International James Rodriguez follows Christian religion, and his Zodiac sign is Cancer. James was married to a woman named Daniela Ospina, but the couple divorced a few years ago.
She is the sister of his international teammate David Ospina. The couple is parents to one daughter, whose name is Salome Rodriguez. Rodriguez also has a son named Samuel Rodriguez, who was born to a Surrogate in 2019.
James Rodriguez Style of play and playing position
Colombian footballer James Rodriguez is an intelligent and agile footballer with beautiful trophy collections throughout his career. Rodriguez versatility, passing and dribbling qualities make him one of the best midfielders in Football. James has excellent dribbling and shooting skills.
Rodriguez is also very good at crossing and passing the ball, making chances for the strikers and defenders to head the ball into the net. He has won several major trophies like the Spanish league title and the German league title, playing many big football clubs. James has played mostly as a central attacking midfielder and sometimes as a Left and Right winger in his professional football career. He is famous as a precise shooter and excellent free-kick taker in Football.
James Rodriguez Instagram
James Rodriguez is also quite active on social media like Instagram and Twitter. He keeps updating the fans about the matches and his announcements. James posts pictures of his vacations in different places, family, and his teammates earned him huge fan followings worldwide. James uploads pictures of his cars, watches, and children on social media.
Instagram: 47.9 million followers
Twitter: 19 million followers
James Rodriguez FIFA 22 rating
James Rodriguez has an overall rating of 81 in FIFA 22 games. Footballer James rating has decreased from that of FIFA 21. Being a midfielder, this footballer has the highest passing and dribbling out of other attributes. James has the highest 88 rating for passing and the lowest 50 for defense. James individual FIFA 22 rating for different attributes are:
- Pace: 53
- Shooting: 86
- Passing: 86
- Dribbling: 86
- Defense: 50
- Physical: 60
James Rodriguez Early Career
James Rodriguez’s father was a former footballer himself, so he had a passion for Football from early childhood.
- Surprised by his talent, he was soon recruited into the ranks of the local club Envigado, where he spent just two years.
- He was soon transferred to Banfield football club, earning the nickname “James Bond of Banfield.”
Professional career (Playing from 2006-present)
- James Rodriguez was signed by Portuguese club Porto. He scored 25 goals in 63 appearances.
- Similarly, During his time at the club, he won several trophies.
- Real Madrid signed him in a Staggering transfer where he achieved immense success by playing for six seasons.
- He also played for FC Bayern Munich. Likewise, he accepted the loan move in 2017.
- He played one season with Everton football club before leaving for the Qatari club Al Rayyan in 2021.
James Rodrigez Trophies and Titles:
- Three times Portuguese league title winner with Porto
- Taca de Portugal and Supertaca Candido de Oliveira trophy winner with Porto
- UEFA Europa League winner with Porto
- Two times Spanish league title and FIFA club world cup winner with Real Madrid
- Two times UEFA champions’ league and UEFA super cup winner with Real Madrid
- One time Supercopa de Espana winner with Real Madrid
- Two times German league title winner with FC Bayern Munich
- One time DFB pokal winner with FC Bayern Munich
- Primeira Division Argentine league winner with Banfield