Francisco Rodríguez García

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Rodri
Personal information
Full name Francisco Rodríguez García
Date of birth (1934-03-08) 8 March 1934 (age 84)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1951–1954 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1956 España Industrial 37 (0)
1956–1958 Condal 62 (0)
1958–1966 Barcelona 82 (0)
1964 Gimnàstic (loan)
Total 181 (0)
National team
1959 Spain B 1 (0)
1962 Spain 4 (0)
Teams managed
1966–1969 Barcelona (youth)
1969–1970 Condal
1970–1976 Barcelona (assistant)
1983 Catalonia (youth)
1986–1989 Catalonia (youth)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Francisco Rodríguez García (born 8 March 1934), nicknamed Rodri, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defender.

Club career

Rodri was born in Barcelona, Catalonia. After having already played his youth football at the club, Rodri signed for FC Barcelona in 1958, from neighbours CD Condal. He played 48 games in his first two seasons combined, which ended in La Liga conquest, but only appeared in nine matches in his last four.

Rodri made his debut in the top level with Condal, in a 0–6 away loss against Real Madrid on 9 September 1956, with the season ending in relegation. He left the Blaugrana in 1966 at the age of 32, retiring shortly after; during six seasons he acted as assistant manager in his main side, namely under Rinus Michels.

International career

Rodri earned four caps for Spain in 1962, and was included in the squad for that year's FIFA World Cup. In the tournament in Chile he appeared in the 1–0 win against Mexico and the 1–2 loss against Brazil, in an eventual group stage exit.

Honours

Barcelona

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