James Rodriguez

Nadine Caridi

Player James Rodriguez is widely known as a Columbian football player. He is also popular with the name James David Rodriguez Rubio, James Rodriguez, Bam Bam, The New Ronaldo and El Nuevo Pibe.


Player James Rodriguez was born in 12 July, 1991. His real name of birth is James David Rodriguez Rubio. He holds Columbian nationality. He belongs to white ethnicity. His birth sign is Cancer. He is born to parents Wilson James Rodriguez Bedolla and her mother Maria Del Pilar Rubio.

He is a very tall player with height Five feet and eleven inches. He has black eye color with white face. He has well maintained his body mass and weighs 77 kg.

He is a married football player. He married with Daniela Ospina. The couple is blessed with a cute child Salome Rodriguez.

Early life and education

Player James Rodriguez was born in Cucuta, Colombia. He grew up in Cucuta with his family as a normal child. His father Wilson James Rodriguez Bedoya was also a famous football player and played for the Colombian national team. He had also been a part of the 1985 U-20 side.

He is interested in playing football since his childhood like his father. In his early childhood days, he used to play Pony Futbol with Academia Tolimense. He acquired the football playing skilled in his early teen age.

He studied his school education in the Colombian school. Later, he moved to Pacific Western University. He has graduated engineering at the Universidad Nacional Abiertahttp.

Football career and net worth

He began his professional career with the Colombian second division club Envigado when he was 15 years old. In 2007, he got promotion in the first division. On 7th February 2009, he has made his team debut in Argentine team Banfield.

Player James Rodriguez went to Monaco for a blistering fee of €45 million. This was the highest in Ligue 1 and also at that time, it was one of the highest transfer in the football. Having the required skills, he earned a spot for the UEFA Champions League. He proved himself scoring first goal for the club with a free-kick in a 2-0 win over Rennes.

Later, he was chosen for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with the Colombia’s 23 member squad. In the World cup, he was assigned 10 number shirt. He scored a goal in last minute during the World Cup. He has also scored a goal in the second match against Ivory Coast. His team got the 2-1 victory.

Also, he became the winner of the man of match prize. He scored a goal in the final match of the group stage against Japan. He was recognized as the best player of group stage World Cup 2014 according to FIFA.

Beside this, he was in the winning squad for their UEFA Champions League title in the two consecutive years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

His current net worth is estimated to be  $30 million.

Personal life

Talking about his personal life, he seems to be very cool sports person. There is no any rumors or gossips found in his relationship status till this date.

He is a married person. He got marriage with Daniela Ospina in 2010. The couple is living happy married life. They are blessed with a cute daughter Salome Rodriguez in 2013.

For the first time, the couple met with each other through Daniela’s brother in 2008. After that, they spotted in dating.

Besides football playing, he has continued his further studies. He has graduated from engineering at the Universidad Nacional Abiertahttp.

 Social media

He is more active in social networks including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He has over 31 million followers on his Facebook account. Similarly, he holds more than 33 million followers on his Instagram account and 13.4 million followers on his Twitter account.

Global recognition

Player James Rodriguez is globally known as a famous Columbian Football Player. He is currently playing for German Club Bayern Munich. He is well known by the name James David Rodriguez Rubio, James Rodriguez, Bam Bam, The New Ronaldo and El Nuevo Pibe.

In the youth perspectives, he is also considered as Colombia’s most talented person. In the past days, he was playing football for the Spanish side Real Madrid as an attacking midfielder/winger. He is now shifted to Bayern Munich on a two-year loan.

In 2014, he has won the FIFA World Cup Golden Boost. In 2013-2014, he was declared as Monaco best player. Since then, he is included in the ranked as the best player of his generation.

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