Born: 12 July 1991
James Rodriguez is a Colombian football player who plays for AS Monaco. He was one of the best players in FIFA World Cup 2014 where James takes golden shoe award with 6 goals in 5 matches.
James was born in 12 July 1991 at Cúcuta, Colombia. His full name is James David Rodríguez Rubio. The first professional football club where James plays is Envigado FC. This happen in 2006 when the club was playing Colombian second division. Rodriges has 9 goals in 30 matches with that football club. In 2008 the young player signed with Club Atlético Banfield. In this club James stays until 6th of July 2010 when he signed with one of the best portuguese teams FC Porto. For that period he had 5 goals in 42 mathes. The transfer sum which Atlético Banfield takes for their attacking midfielder is 5.1 million euro. In Porto FC James Rodriguez stayed for a 3 seasons. European style of play fits to a young Colombian footballer. First goal in Europe he scored against CSKA Sofia. The good playing in Porto FC was reinforced with 25 goals in 63 football games. On 24 May 2013 was transferred in AS Monaco for the sum of 45 million euro which making it the second most expensive transfer in Portuguese football, after former teammate Hulk. In AS Monaco James played 34 matches where he scored a 9 goals. After his brilliant performance in Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 there are a lot of rumors that the young Colombian footballer is transfer target number 1 of Real Madrid. The player himself, not once mentioned that Real Madrid is his favorite football club and He would like to play for them.
James Rodriguez is married to Daniela Ospina since 2011. They have a daughter named Salome, born on May 29, 2013.