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James Rodriguez

23-Year-Old Midfielder     Real Madrid  La Liga


Colombia

Birthdate:  July 12, 1991    Birthplace:  Cúcuta, Colombia    Nationality:  Colombia    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  170 lbs    

July 22, 2014    James Rodriguez News

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AS Monaco announced Tuesday that Rodriguez has left the club to join Real Madrid.

Rodriguez has been linked heavily with Real Madrid since the World Cup when the Colombian mentioned that it was his dream to play for the Spanish giants. At that point it was only a transfer fee negotiation keeping him from joining the club. After joining Monaco last season on a €60 million move from Porto, Rodriguez will head to Real Madrid for a reported fee of £70 million. He is an exciting player that should be an excellent fantasy option on a team that also includes Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, among numerous others.

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July 21, 2014

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AS Monaco have agreed to a £70 million transfer fee to send Rodriguez to Real Madrid, Goal.com reports.

Fresh off a Golden Boot at the World Cup, Rodriguez will make his dream move to Real Madrid just one year after making a €60 million euro move to Monaco. Rodriguez has shown that he can be one of the best in the world, and he'll get a chance as a new Galactico to be a major fantasy contributor this season.

July 13, 2014

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Rodriguez won the Golden Boot at the World Cup in Brazil, netting six times in the tournament, finishing one ahead of German star Thomas Muller.

Rodriguez had an excellent tournament and was very much in the discussion for the Golden Ball Award, which eventually went to Argentina's Lionel Messi. Rodriguez was purchased by AS Monaco last summer for the hefty sum of €60 million, although he has been linked with Real Madrid this summer, one of only a few clubs that could afford that kind of price tag.

July 4, 2014

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Rodriguez scored from the penalty spot in the 80th minute of Colombia's 2-1 loss to Brazil in the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Friday.

Rodriguez's goal was his World Cup-leading sixth score, and he became the second-youngest player to ever reach that mark after Pele accomplished the feat at 17 years old. Colombia's run came to an end Friday, but Rodriguez will be a popular choice for the Golden Ball Award.

June 28, 2014

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Rodriguez scored a brace in Colombia's 2-0 win over Uruguay in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Saturday.

Rodriguez's first goal was a brilliant strike after he took a headed pass off his chest and then volleyed a rocket into the woodwork and down into the back of the net. He now has five goals in this World Cup, more than any other player in Brazil.

June 14, 2014

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Rodriguez scored three minutes into stoppage time in the second half of Colombia's 3-0 win over Greece in their opening match of the World Cup on Saturday.

Rodriguez was extremely active throughout the game, taking six shots, with five landing on target. Remarkably, the goal that went in was one of his worst shots of the day, but regardless, it found the back of the net. He'll continue to be a heavy source of shots, which could lead to goals against Japan and Ivory Coast.

March 9, 2014

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Rodriguez converted a penalty kick in Monaco's win over Sochaux on Saturday.

Rodriguez has been brilliant over the course of his first Ligue 1 season and now has six goals and nine assists to his name. With countryman and teammate Falcao (knee) out, Rodriguez's creative capabilities will be relied upon in Monaco's quest to finish second.

January 10, 2014

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Rodriguez notched his league-leading eighth assist in Monaco's draw with Monpellier on Friday.

Rodriguez has enjoyed quite a start to his Ligue 1 career, as the 22-year-old now boasts three goals and eight assists through his first 18 appearances. The former Porto man is making quick returns on the €45 million Monaco shelled out for his services last summer.