Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma
- FC Barcelona 2008 - present
- FC Barcelona B 2007 - 2009
- FC Barcelona C 2005 - 2007
Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma is a Spain international football player who currently plays for FC Barcelona and the Spain national football team. This right footed winger stands five feet six and a half inches tall and plays in either position of forward or winger. He can also play on either side of the pitch. Moreover, Pedro is good at finding the right position and having a powerful shot from long range.
Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Pedro started his football career at the age of 17 and joined FC Barcelona team from a local side club, CD San Isidro. This key player for Barca’s reserve team achieved success and made 37 appearances with a score of seven goals. In 2008, he made his debut and played one minute in a 4-0 home victory against Real Murcia.
Pedro soon became a part of the team in 2008-09 and scored successively against Hibernian and the New York Red Bulls. In treble winning season with Barcelona in 2008-09, he played in total 14 matches and appeared in the league against Getafe CF with 1-1 home draw, with Valencia CF, CA Osasuna and Real Valladolid.
His international career in football started in 2010, when he was included in Spain’s 23 man squad for the FIFA World Cup by Vicente del Bosque. He made his debut in a friendly match victory of 3-2 against Saudi Arabia and earned his second cap afterwards as a 58th minute substitute with 1-0 victory against South Korea.
The same year, next month in June, Pedro scored his first international goal and assisted Fernando Torres with a 6-0 victory against Poland. In the final stages, he made five appearances, three of which were last minute substitute. In July, he played in semi finals against Germany and started to play as a replacement of Fernando Torres. In the 82nd minute of the match, he led 1-0 and scored a goal by himself, thus performing up to the mark. Irrespective of this error, he got selected to start in the final and Spain won their first World Cup finals. In this game, Pedro was replaced at the hour mark by Jesus Navas.
Pedro received various honors whilst playing for Barcelona team. The honors include the Spanish League twice in 2008-09 and in 2009-10, the Spanish Cup in 2008-09, the Spanish Super cup in 2009, the UEFA Champions League in 2008-09, the UEFA Super Cup in 2009 and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2009. With the Spain team, he received the FIFA World cup.