Real Madrid starlet Rodrygo has revealed he calls Luka Modric 'Dad' while the Croatian calls him 'Son' - as he is just one year younger as his actual father. , Rodrygo made his first team – and Série A – debut on 4 November 2017, coming on as a late substitute for Bruno Henrique in a 3–1 home win against Atlético Mineiro. "I always put the right boot and right shin pad on first," Rodrygo declared. But the 29-year-old has been blighted by injury problems since arriving in Spain and he scored just one goal in La Liga this season. His 19 appearances mean he featured more than experienced counterpart Gareth Bale, with the Welshman making 16 appearances.  On 1 November, he was promoted to the main squad by interim manager Elano. Whilst he hasn't had too many chances to play with Eden Hazard due to the Belgian's injury problems, Rodrygo made clear how much he respects the former Chelsea star. , "Inspiração em Neymar e pai jogador: conheça Rodrygo, nova joia do Santos", "Na mira europeia, jogador de 16 anos faz treinos no profissional do Santos", "Rodrygo, revelação da base, assina o primeiro contrato profissional com o Santos FC", "Elano anuncia promoção de Rodrygo e Yuri Alberto ao time profissional do Santos", "Santos sofre, mas vence Atlético-MG de Robinho e fica a três pontos do líder", "Sasha e 'nova promessa' do Santos viram o jogo e dão vitória contra a Ponte", "Rodrygo é o mais novo a jogar Libertadores na história do Santos", "Em post sobre Rodrygo, Santos exalta sua tradição em revelar jovens talentos", "Santos bate Ceará e volta a vencer em estreia de Brasileirão depois de 13 anos", "Com show de Rodrygo, Santos goleia o Vitória na Vila e dá fôlego a Jair", "Rodrygo recebe surpresa e é, oficialmente, o novo camisa 9 do Santos", "Lista da Sul-Americana revela que Rodrygo abandona camisa 9 e assume a 11", "Real Madrid transfer news: €45 million deal agreed for Santos wonderkid Rodrygo", "Santos striker Rodrygo signs for Real Madrid until 2025", "Rodrygo becomes Real Madrid's first 21st century scorer", "Rodrygo makes Champions League history with quickfire Real Madrid double", "Rodrygo scores perfect hat-trick in Real Madrid UCL rout", "Real Madrid win the longest LaLiga Santander season", "Seleção Sub-17 convocada para Torneio de Montaigu", "Oito gols em quatro jogos: quarteto do Peixe se destaca na Seleção sub-17", "Rodrygo e Yuri Alberto, do Santos, substituem joias do Flamengo na seleção sub-20", "Após ida de Peres ao Rio, CBF libera Rodrygo e Yuri Alberto da seleção", "Rodrygo gears up for his Brazil bow against Argentina", "Real Madrid: Rodrygo makes full debut for Brazil against Argentina", "Filho de Eric se destaca na base do Santos e é chamado de Neymarzinho", "Real Madrid win 2019/20 LaLiga Santander", "Real Madrid win the Supercopa from the spot", "Com domínio do Palmeiras, Seleção é premiada recheada de finalistas", "Rodrygo and Oberdorf win NxGn 2020 awards for world's best teenage talents", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rodrygo&oldid=982799562, Brazil under-20 international footballers, Brazilian expatriate sportspeople in Spain, Articles with Portuguese-language sources (pt), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:59, 4 October 2020 (UTC), This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 12:16. © Agosto , On 21 July 2017, Rodrygo signed his first professional contract, after agreeing to a five-year deal. "Hazard is so good and it's an honour to play with him.". He discussed the relationship he has with his older teammates in a Twitter Q&A recently and he explained exactly what Modric told him about respect. Unidad Editorial Información Deportiva, S.L.U. "When he (Modric) found out that my father was 35 years old, he didn't believe it," Rodrygo said in a live broadcast on Twitter, as per Marca. Last updatedÂ 9:30 PM,Â Saturday July 25 2020 GMT+1.  On 3 June, he scored a hat-trick and also assisted Gabriel's last goal in a 5–2 home routing of Vitória. "I won't say any more because they are a little crazy.". "There's no getting around that the situation is unsatisfying for everyone," the German told Lauschangriff per Goal. , Rodrygo scored his first goal in the main category of Brazilian football on 14 April 2018, netting the last in a 2–0 home win against Ceará. Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. Unidad Editorial Información Deportiva, S.L.U. "He then told me I should respect him as he was old enough to be my father. He began his career with Santos, where he played 80 games and scored 17 goals before a €45 million transfer to Real Madrid in 2019. Todos los derechos reservados. He was heavily criticised when he arrived from Tottenham Hotspur and was even voted the league's worst signing in his debut campaign.  In March 2017, with the first team regulars in Peru for a Copa Libertadores match against Sporting Cristal, he was called up to the first team by manager Dorival Júnior to complete training.  He scored his first hat-trick, being a perfect hat-trick, and gave an assist for the club on 6 November, aged 18 years and 301 days old, against Galatasaray in a 6–0 win in the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League season. "He then told me I should respect him as he was old enough to be my father. , On 26 July 2018, Rodrygo changed his jersey number from 43 to 9 (a number he already wore during the Libertadores). On international level, Rodrygo made his senior debut for Brazil in 2019, aged only 18. Rodrygo's father, Eric, is a former professional footballer. Rodrygo joined 'Los Blancos' from Santos last summer and he is mooted to be a key part of Madrid's future. "I believe that he wanted to leave last summer in principle and that the club signalled a yes at first and then not again.
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