Joao Rodriguez

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Joao Rodriguez
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0Full Name Joao Leandro Rodriguez Gonzalez
0Date of Birth 19 May 1996
0Place of Birth Colombia
0Position Forward
0Chelsea career 2012 -
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs Quindio
Quindio (loan)

Joao Rodriguez (born 19th May 1996 in Colombia) is a forward currently a part of Chelsea's academy.

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Pre-Chelsea career

The son of former Colombian top-flight striker Willy Rodriguez, Joao caught the eye as a prolific striker in the junior ranks of national Colombian football. His performances at the 2011 South American Under-15 Championships caught the eye of scouts worldwide, including those of Chelsea.

Chelsea career

Joao spent two months on trial as an Under-16 and impressed enough to sign a pre-contract agreement for a five-year professional contract beginning on his seventeenth birthday. A prolific pre-season with Adrian Viveash's youth team saw him gain some attention, but with no work permit to play in England, he returned to his former club Quindio to play for the 2012-13 season.

International

Joao has represented Colombia at Under-15 and Under-17 levels.

Career statistics

Youth Team Football

Season Total
Apps Goals

Career honours

None

Contract

Joao is contracted to Chelsea until the end of the 2016-17 season.

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