Alberto Junior Rodríguez

Alberto Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Alberto Junior Rodríguez Valdelomar
Date of birth (1984-03-31) 31 March 1984
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
Deportivo Wanka
2000-2001 Sporting Cristal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Sporting Cristal 155 (10)
2007–2011 Braga 79 (3)
2011–2012 Sporting CP 7 (0)
2012–2014 Rio Ave 32 (3)
2015–2016 Sporting Cristal 28 (1)
2016- Melgar 4
National team
2003– Peru 57 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 June 2016
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Valdelomar.

Alberto Junior Rodríguez Valdelomar, nicknamed El mudo (mute) (born 31 March 1984), is a Peruvian professional footballer who currently is a free agent.

Club career

Born in Lima, Rodríguez started his football career with Deportivo Wanka, but was quickly taken to Sporting Cristal still aged 18. During his four full seasons, he never appeared in less than 30 Primera División matches, with the capital side winning three Clausura titles.

On 28 December 2006, Rodríguez signed a three 1/2-year deal with Primeira Liga club S.C. Braga[1] and, on 18 February 2007, played his first league match against U.D. Leiria.[2] He finished his first season in Portugal with nine appearances, helping the Minho team finish fourth.

In the following four campaigns, Rodríguez was irregularly used by Braga due to constant injury problems, but contributed with 20 games as the team finished in a best-ever second place in 2010, adding seven contests in the following campaign's UEFA Europa League and achieving runner-up honours. On 27 May 2011, he penned a four-year contract with Sporting Clube de Portugal.[3]

Under former Braga boss Domingos Paciência, Rodríguez's first and only season with Sporting was again greatly undermined by physical problems, and he only appeared in 13 official matches.[4][5] In mid-July 2012 he was loaned to Deportivo de La Coruña in La Liga, moving to the Spanish club as many teammates,[6][7] but returned to Lisbon after failing on his medical.[8][9]

On 24 July 2012, Rodríguez bought out his contract with Sporting and signed for fellow league side Rio Ave FC.

International career

Rodríguez started representing Peru during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and quickly became a defensive cornerstone for the national side, representing it at the 2007 Copa América in an eventual quarterfinal exit.

He was also selected for the 2011 Copa América squad, being an important defensive unit as the Sergio Markarián-led team finished in third place in Argentina.[10]



Sporting Cristal
Rio Ave



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