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Rodri Cause Of Death, Wife, Children, Obituary

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Francisco Rodríguez García, nicknamed Rodri, was a Spanish footballer who played as a defender.

Rodri was born in Barcelona, Catalonia and played his played his youth football in Catalonia’s most famed club, F.C Barcelona.

Rodri made his debut in the top level with Condal, in a 6–0 away loss against Real Madrid on 9 September 1956, with the season ending in relegation.

Rodri signed for FC Barcelona in 1958, from neighbours CD Condal.

Rodri played 48 games in his first two seasons combined, which ended in La Liga conquest, but only appeared in nine matches in his last four.

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image via: fcbarcelona.com

Rodri left F.C Barcelona in 1966 at the age of 32, retiring shortly after, and during six seasons, he acted as assistant manager in his main team, mostly under Rinus Michels.

For his international career, Rodri earned four caps for Spain in 1962, and was included in the squad for that year’s FIFA World Cup.

In the 1962 World Cup in Chile, Rodri appeared in a 1–0 win against Mexico and a 2–1 loss to Brazil, in an eventual group stage exit.

Rodri was born on 8 March 1934 and died on May 17, 2022 aged 88 and his death was announced by F.C Barcelona’s official website.

However, a cause of death was not given.

There was also no information on his wife and children.

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