Thomas Rodríguez

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Thomas Rodríguez
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Personal information
Full nameThomas Rodríguez Trogsar
Date of birth (1996-04-05) 5 April 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) [1]
Playing position Right midfielder [2]
Club information
Current team
Unión La Calera
Number 21
Youth career
River Plate
2014 Vélez Sarsfield
2015 Banfield
Senior career*
2015–2017 Banfield 21 (0)
2017–2019 Genoa 0 (0)
2018Vitória Setúbal (loan) 0 (0)
2018–2019Unión La Calera (loan) 19 (3)
2019– Unión La Calera 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 5 October 2019

Thomas Rodríguez Trogsar (born 5 April 1996) is a Chilean-Argentine professional footballer who plays as a right midfielder for Unión La Calera. [1]

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Unión La Calera association football club

Unión La Calera is a Chilean football club based in La Calera and competes the Primera División de Chile.



Rodríguez had spells with River Plate and Vélez Sarsfield in his youth career prior to joining Banfield. [3] His professional career got started in 2015 with Banfield of the Argentine Primera División. He made his debut on 1 November, coming on as a second-half substitute in a league defeat to Rosario Central. [1] [4] In July 2017, Rodríguez joined Italian football by signing for Serie A side Genoa. [1] After making his Genoa debut in the Coppa Italia on 30 November 2017 versus Crotone, Rodríguez left the club on loan in January 2018 to join Vitória Setúbal of the Primeira Liga. [5] He didn't make a senior appearance in six months with the club. [1]

Club Atlético River Plate Argentine association football club

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Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield association football club

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Club Atlético Banfield is an Argentine sports club located in the city of Banfield, Buenos Aires. Founded on 21 January 1896 by town residents of British origin, Banfield is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in Primera División, the first division of the Argentine football league system.

On 9 August 2018, Chilean Primera División's Unión La Calera completed the loan signing of Rodríguez. [6] [7] He scored his first senior goal against Deportes Antofagasta on 18 August. [1] Overall, Rodríguez netted three goals in twenty games for them. [1] He returned to his parent team on 30 June. [8] [9] Rodríguez had interest from other Chilean teams upon returning to Genoa, though the ANFP prevented the right midfielder from joining another top-flight outfit as it went against league rules regarding multiple contracts in a single campaign; his father and agent Leonardo appealed the ruling. [9] He terminated his Genoa contract in August. [10] [11]

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C.D. Antofagasta

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Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional

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In August 2019, Rodríguez rejoined Unión La Calera on a free transfer. [10] [11]

Personal life

He is the son of former footballer Leonardo Rodríguez. [3]

Leonardo ("Leo") Adrián Rodríguez Iacobitti is an Argentine former football midfielder. He played for nine different club sides in his career, and represented the Argentina national football team between 1991 and 1994.

Career statistics

As of 20 August 2019. [1]
Club statistics
Banfield 2015 Argentine Primera División 10000010
2016 80100090
2016–17 120000000120
Genoa 2017–18 Serie A 00100010
2018–19 00000000
Vitória Setúbal (loan) 2017–18 Primeira Liga 000000
Unión La Calera (loan) 2018 Chilean Primera División 81000081
2019 112001 [lower-alpha 1] 000122
Unión La Calera 81000081
Career total403201000433
  1. Appearance(s) in the Copa Sudamericana

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