Renowned for his technical prowess and creative flair on the field, Victor Rodriguez brings a wealth of experience and skill to FC Goa’s midfield. The 33-year-old has made over 350 club appearances, 143 of which happened in LaLiga alone with Real Zaragoza, Elche CF, Getafe CF and Sporting de Gijon.
A native of Barcelona, Rodriguez joined La Masia, FC Barcelona’s academy in 2001 and shared the dressing room with the likes of Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Cesc Fabregas among others. He rose through the ranks at Barca and eventually played for their U19 side, which was then followed by stints at Badalona CF under Manolo Marquez and UE Vilajuiga.
Zaragoza gave him his first big break in the 2012-13 season, when he made his debut for them in LaLiga in a 3-1 win over Espanyol.
Ahead of the 2017-18 season, Rodriguez moved abroad for the first time, eventually making 53 appearances for Seattle Sounders in Major League Soccer (MLS), the MLS Cup Playoffs and the US Open Cup across nearly three seasons. Last summer, he arrived at Indian shores for the first time when he signed with Odisha FC.
With Victor Rodriguez leading the pack, Odisha lifted their first major silverware in April this year, when they won the Super Cup. The midfielder registered two goals and two assists in the competition, before bidding adieu to the Juggernauts and joining the Gaurs.