Cristian Gabriel Rodriguez Barotti is a Uruguayan football player who features for the Spanish football club Atletico Madrid. He plays as a winger and is rated as one of the best players in his position in Europe.

Rodriguez started playing professionally when he was a youngster, for the C.A. Penarol team in the Uruguayan first division, helping the side to the 2003 league title. However, an injury ruled him out for some of the matches in late 2004. In 2005, he was signed by Paris Saint-Germain.

He scored his only goal for PSG in 4-2 home victory against AS Monaco, and by late August 2007, Rodriguez moved to Benfica team for a season long-loan and after becoming one of the most vital players of Reds team through 2007-08, he was bought in June 2008 by Porto.

Position Midfielder
Height / weight 1.78 m /
Born Sep 30, 1985
Nationality Portugal Portugal
Nickname Cebolla (Onion)
Team History
Club Plaza Colonia de Deportes 2021 - present
C.A. Peñarol C.A. Peñarol 2017 - 2021
Club Atletico Independiente Independiente 2015 - 2016
Parma FC Parma 2015 (loan)
Gremio Foot-ball Porto Alegrense Gremio Foot-ball Porto Alegrense 2015 (loan)
Atletico Madrid Atlético 2012 - 2015
FC Porto FC Porto 2008 - 2012
Benfica Benfica 2007 - 2008 (loan)
Paris Saint-Germain FC Paris SG 2005 - 2008
C.A. Peñarol C.A. Peñarol 2002 - 2005

Rodriguez won the Portuguese league with Porto in 2009, 2011 and 2012, the Portuguese Cup in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and the Europa League in 2010-11.

Rodriguez’s Uruguayan national side debut came at the age of 18 in a friendly match held against Mexico, where he represented in two of the Copa America matches, scoring in 2007 in a 4-1 victory over Venezuela, the host team. He has since played in over 50 international matches for his country.

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