James Rodriguez Soccer, Real Madrid, Wife, and Stats

James Rodriguez Wikipedia

James Rodriguez is a distinguished Colombian professional footballer who excels in the role of an attacking midfielder or winger for the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club São Paulo, as well as for the Colombia national team. He is widely recognized for his exceptional technique, vision, and playmaking abilities, and is often hailed as the heir to Carlos Valderrama. In addition, he has played in international forts for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011, 2014, and 2018 and represented his nation at the 2015 Copa América.

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James Rodriguez’s Quick Facts

 Net Worth $80 Million
Salary:   $29 Million
Age: 32 years
Wife: Daniela Ospina divorced in 2017
Height: 5 ft 11 in or 1.8m


Rodriguez was born to his supportive Colombian parents on July 12, 1991. Wilson James Rodriguez Bedolla and Maria Del Pilar Rubio are Rodriguez parents. He holds Columbian and Spanish nationality. His father Wilson is an ex-footballer who played in Cucuta in northern Colombia. His mother Maria instilled in him a positive influence and enrolled him in his first football when he was five years old. He grew up with Juana Valentina Restrepo, Luisa María Rodríguez, and Danna Lucía Rodríguez.


He was married to his now ex-wife Daniela Ospina in 2011. Daniela is a volleyball player and sister of Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina. They first met when Rodriguez was playing at Banfield. On May 29, 2013, the two had a daughter Salome. It was said that Daniela and Rodriguez were in the process of divorcing on July 27, 2017. James welcomed his first son and second child, Samuel, to a surrogate in Medellín on October 28, 2019.


Rodriguez has been in a relationship with Shannon De Lima in 2018 and Karol G in 2022. Shannon is a Venezuelan beauty model. He has also been rumored to be dating Helga Lovekaty since July 2017.


He is an educated man who has yet to share his educational qualifications with the public.

Current Teams

He is currently playing as an attacking midfielder or winger for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club São Paulo and the Colombia national team. He joined São Paulo on July 29, 2023.


On July 29, 2023, he began playing for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club São Paulo after signing a two-year contract.


Rodriguez has participated in 10 different clubs, amassing a total of 507 appearances and netting 131 goals.

Real Madrid

Rodriguez shared his “love”, “admiration” and “passion” for Real Madrid in an interview during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He then signed a six-year contract with the Spanish club on July 22, 2014, for a fee of approximately £63 million. He became the most expensive Colombian after surpassing Radamel Falcao’s €60 million transfer in 2013. Moreover, he had his debut in the UEFA Super Cup at Cardiff City Stadium against Sevilla and the team won 2-0.

He then scored his first league goal against Deportivo La Coruña and supplied an assist in an 8–2 victory. In September 2015, he was diagnosed with a thigh muscle tear and was off from training until October 27, 2015. During his tenure, Rodriguez had six when the team won the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League and 22 appearances when Madrid won the 2016–17 La Liga. He scored 11 goals and provided 13 assists playing for the team until 2020.


Rodriguez has been transferred to several teams which include:

  • Banfield from Envigado for £0.3M.
  • Porto from Banfield for £7.4M.
  • Monaco from Porto for £45M.
  • Real Madrid from Monaco for £75M.
  • Bayern Munich from Real Madrid for Loan.
  • Everton from Real Madrid Free.
  • Al-Rayyan from Everton for £8M.
  • Olympiacos from Al-Rayyan for Free.


He has been in several clubs in his professional career including:

  • Envigado 2006–2008
  • Banfield 2008–2010
  • Porto 2010–2013
  • Monaco 2013–2014
  • Real Madrid 2014–2020
  • Bayern Munich 2017–2019
  • Everton 2020–2021
  • Al-Rayyan 2021–2022
  • Olympiacos 2022–2023
  • São Paulo 2023– present


He was named Colombia’s 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 2, 2014, with a number 10 shirt. Rodriguez made the first two goals and scored a last-minute goal with a low shot to seal a 3–0 victory over Greece. Rodriguez took part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, winning the Golden Boot in 2014 and being included in the Cup’s All-Star Team. Moreover, he was the first player to score in every single game he played since Jairzinho in the 1970 edition.


His career kicked off professionally playing at Envigado in 2006. After two years, Rodriguez moved to Argentina side Banfield and became well known in Europe during his time at Porto. He played for Porto for three years winning several trophies and individual awards during his three years at the club. Between 2013 to 2014, Rodriguez played for AS Monaco and was transferred to Real Madrid for £63 million.

Through his Madrid transfer, he attained prominence as one of the most financially valuable players, surpassing Radamel Falcao as the highest-priced Colombian footballer at the time. Notably, he achieved recognition through his inclusion in the La Liga Team of the Season and securing the title of La Liga’s Best Midfielder. Subsequently, he secured a two-year loan deal with the renowned German club, Bayern Munich, in 2017, marking his association with 14 goals in 43 appearances.

Following this, he transitioned to Premier League club Everton on a free transfer during the summer of 2020. Having spent one season with Everton, he further expanded his global footprint by joining both Qatar’s Al-Rayyan and Greece’s Olympiacos in 2021 and 2022, respectively. After an absence spanning 13 years from South America, he reconnected with the continent, becoming a member of the prestigious Brazilian club, São Paulo, in July 2023.

World Cup Goal

At the 2014 World Cup, he made nine goals and 13 assists.


On May 25, 2013, Rodriguez was acquired by AS Monaco for a transfer fee of €45 million, marking the second most expensive transfer in Portuguese football, following former teammate Hulk. The contract was for five years set to keep him at the club until 2018. He had his Monaco debut against Bordeaux, a game Monaco went on to win 2–0. However, he missed the second match due to a possible injury.

Rodriguez scored his first goal for the club with a free-kick in a 2–0 win over Rennes. He played for one year, making 34 appearances and scoring nine goals.


He wears a jersey with his first name on the back and number 10.

Colombia Jersey

He plays for Columbia with a number 10 yellow Jersey.


James joined Premier League club Everton on a free transfer on September 7, 2020, and signed a two-year deal with the club. While there, he reunited with manager Carlo Ancelotti and had his debut later that month in a 1–0 away win against Tottenham Hotspur. He then scored his first goal for Everton on his home debut, a 5–2 league win against West Bromwich Albion. Moreover, he scored two goals and provided an assist for his international teammate Yerry Mina. He played for the team until 2021, leaving with six goals in 23 matches.

Jersey Real Madrid

He played in Real Madrid with the team jersey that is often white and had his name and number 10 at the back.


Rodriguez has several tattoos of writings and drawings on his hands and legs. When he won the Golden Boot at the 2014 World Cup, he had his award tattooed on his right calf. He also has a winged diamond and banner at the upper back, a lion portrait, and the ace of heart card between his forearm and shoulder. Moreover, he also has his daughter’s portrait and on his biceps three names of the loves of his life including Pilar, Dani, and Juana (sister). In addition, he has a black and grey Jesus Christ portrait tattoo.


Rodriguez joined Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club São Paulo, signing a two-year contract on July 29, 2023.


In his professional game career, he has made 103 goals as of May 2024.

Al Rayyan Salary

Rodriguez earns £5.2 million a year for playing at Al-Rayyan in Qatar.

Salary Everton

While he was playing for Everton, he earned a salary of €11.5 million.


Earning an annual salary of $29 Million.

Net Worth

He has worked as a football professional player since 2006. Throughout his career, he has earned a net worth of $80 Million.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Old Is James Rodriguez?

Rodriguez is 32 years old born on July 12, 1991, in Cúcuta, Colombia.

Where Is James Rodriguez Playing?

Currently, he is playing for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club São Paulo since July 2023 and the Colombia national team.

Where Is James Rodriguez From?

He is a Cúcuta, Colombia native.

How Tall Is James Rodriguez?

He is a man of tall stature standing at 5 ft 11 in or 1.8m.

Is James Rodriguez Married?

He is possibly single. However, he was previously married to his ex-wife Daniela Ospina in 2011 and divorced in July 2017.

Where Was James Rodriguez Born?

Rodriguez was born in Cúcuta, Colombia on July 12, 1991.

How Much Does James Rodriguez Make A Year?

In a year, Rodriguez earns a net worth of $29 Million.

How Much Is James Rodriguez Worth?

He has a net worth of $80 Million earned from working as a professional Colombian soccer player.

Is James Rodriguez Playing Today?

He has been playing for São Paulo since July 2023 and the Colombia national team.

Social Media Account

Twitter – @jamesdrodriguez

Instagram – jamesrodriguez10