James Rodriguez Biography

(Football player)

James Rodríguez is a Colombian professional footballer. He plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Premier League club Everton and the Colombia national team.

Relationship Facts of James Rodriguez

  • James Rodriguez is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of James Rodriguez?

James Rodriguez is a family man, having been married to fellow Colombian Daniela Ospina. He and his wife met first in 2008 through Daniela’s brother David Ospina. Since then they spotted together.

They tied the knot on 04 Dec 2010, and three years after the wedding they welcomed a daughter Salome in 2013.     p  It was announced that the couple was in the process of divorcing on 27 July 2017.

Who is James Rodriguez?

James Rodriguez is a Colombian football player. Currently, James Rodríguez is playing for Everton. Previously, he was playing for the Spanish side Real Madrid as an attacking midfielder/winger, now transferred to Bayern Munich on a two-year loan.

James touched the new height of success when he won the FIFA World Cup, Golden Boot, in 2014. He was AS Monaco’s best player from 2013-2014.

In the football world, he is a renowned name for his playing skills, and amazing techniques. He was also ranked as the best player of his generation.

James Rodriguez: Birth Facts, Family, and Childhood

Talking about his early life James was born to Wilson James Rodriguez Bedoya and Maria Del Pilar Rubio (mother) on 12 July 1991. He spent his childhood in Cúcuta, Colombia.

His father was also a football player who had played in 1985 on the U-20 side and also for the Colombian national team. However, his struggle against alcoholism destroyed his football career.

From his childhood, he suffered from a heavy stutter and he needed to see a speech therapist to help him get over the problem. James still has shyness while speaking in front of the media.

James played much of his early football in Envigado, which is near his home Cucuta.

From the very beginning, his father trained him and encouraged him to pursue a career as a professional footballer which he himself had not been able to do.

Education History

Being a footballer freak from a very young age he attached more to football rather than to studying. However, he didn’t neglect his education and graduated in engineering at the Universidad Nacional Abiertahttp.

James Rodriguez: Professional Life and Career

Initially, when James was in his early teen, 15, started with the Colombian second division club Envigado. Later he got a promotion to the first division in 2007.

After a successful season in his home country, he made his team debut on 7 February 2009 in the Argentine team Banfield. At the age of seven, he became the youngest foreigner to score in Argentina.

In addition, his name is compared to the football ace Cristiano Ronaldo, when he scored a sensational lob with his a left-foot.

On 6 July 2010, James left Banfield to join Porto for €5.1 million. He extended his contract for four years with a €30 million release clause. James scored a stunner win over French side Paris Saint-Germain in the 20112-2013 UEFA Champions League.

He helped Porto to win the third consecutive title in a row with a penalty. Before transferring to Monaco, in the final season of 2012-2013, he netted 13 goals and provided 15 assists. He had already bagged eight trophies in 32 appearances in the span of three years in the club.

On 25 May 2013, James moved to Monaco for a blistering fee of  €45 million. Which was the highest in Ligue 1 as well as one of the highest transfers in football at that time.

With all his brilliant skills and strength he earned a spot in the UEFA Champions League. He scored his first goal for the club with a free kick in a 2–0 win over Rennes.

In June 2014, James got a selection in Colombia’s 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the opening game of the group stage, he set up two goals and scored in the last minute against Greece.

He continued his excellent form assisting two goals and scoring one, leading his team to a 4-1 victory over Japan. Despite the brilliant performance of James, they couldn’t make it to the semi-finals losing to Brazil 2-1 in the quarter-finals. However, he was the top scorer in the world cup 2014 with six goals.

James Rodriguez signed a six-year contract with the Spanish heavyweight Real Madrid on 22 July 2014, with an approximate fee of €80 million.

He got the opportunity to wear the precious No 10 jersey which was previously worn by Luis Figo. He got the chance to come up against the club rival Barcelona competing with Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez.

In the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, he scored his debut goal against Atletico Madrid as a substitute for Ronaldo.

He was also in the winning squad for their UEFA Champions League title in 2015-2016 as well in 2016-2017. James was quite held on the bench by his coach Zinedine Zidane in the last season. He has also extra silverware, as a 2016-2017 La Liga Champions.

James couldn’t make it a big one in Real Madrid. As a result, he transferred to Bayern Munich on a two-year loan for €10 million with a buy for an extra €35 million. Where he is going to wear No 11 jersey.

James Rodriguez: Net Worth, Salary

James Rodriguez has an estimated net worth of $30 million as of 2022. He hasn’t disclosed any information about his salary.

James Rodriguez: Rumors and Controversy

James is a pretty cool and calm sportsperson. He never faced any controversy in his career.

However, the only thing is, he couldn’t step out best with his game and was benched for almost half-season by his then-manager Zidane at Real Madrid.

In addition, he faced criticism from the fans as well at the Bernabeu. As a result, he has to move to Germany to join Bayern Munich.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

James is a young and handsome footballer with a height of 5 ft 11 inches and weighs 76 kg. He has several tattoos on his body, which include a portrait of Jesus on his left leg.

The names of his mother (Pilar), wife (Dani), and sister (Juana) are on his right arm. The name of his daughter has inked on his right wrist and the best one is a golden boot with the date ‘23-07-14’ on his right calf.

James has a perfect athletic body with 44 inches chest and 16 inches biceps and a Shiny smile on his face. His eye color is dark brown and his hair is also dark brown.

Social Media Profile

James Rodriguez is currently active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He holds more than 32.5 million followers on his Facebook.

James has 49.7 million followers on Instagram. Similarly, he has 19 million followers on his official Twitter.

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