Rodrigo Palacio

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Rodrigo Palacio
Trenza Palacio (cropped) .jpg
Rodrigo Palacio (2017)
Surname Rodrigo Sebastián Palacio
birthday 5th February 1982
place of birth Bahía BlancaArgentina
size 175 cm
position Storm
Years station
0000-2002 Bella Vista
Years station Games (goals) 1
2002-2003 CA Huracan 53 (15)
2003-2004 CA Banfield 36 0(9)
2005-2009 Boca Juniors 185 (82)
2009–2012 CFC genoa 90 (35)
2012-2017 Inter Milan 140 (39)
2017– Bologna FC 63 0(9)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2005– Argentina 27 0(3)
1 Only league games are given.
As of October 6, 2019

2 As of October 6, 2019

Rodrigo Sebastián Palacio (born February 5, 1982 in Bahía Blanca ) is an Argentine football player . His trademark is his rat tail , which he has been wearing since the beginning of his football career.

Club career

Palacio is one of those players who has worked their way through the Argentine leagues from bottom to top . Until 2001 he played at the fourth-class club Bella Vista and then moved to the first division Huracán from Tres Arroyos. When relegation came after two years, he first moved to Club Atlético Banfield and finally in 2005 to the champions Boca Juniors .

There the striker not only immediately won the Apertura (championship title in the first half of the season), but also the Copa Sudamericana , a kind of South American UEFA Cup counterpart. He scored a goal in the final first leg against the UNAM Pumas . The Recopa , the duel with the winner of the Copa Libertadores , went to the Bocas. When the championship title was won again in Argentina in the second half of the season (Clausura), he was the star of the team with 12 goals.

With the Bocas, Palacio won two more championship titles and the Recopa two more times. He also won the Copa Libertadores in 2007 , where he scored a goal in the final first leg against Gremio Porto Alegre .

In 2009 Palacio moved to Europe and signed with the Italian club CFC Genoa , where he made 100 appearances in three seasons and scored 38 goals. His most successful season with the Genoese was the 2011/12 season : He scored 21 goals in 34 competitive games.

For the 2012/13 season he moved to Inter Milan . There Palacio immediately fitted into the team and was able to score 22 goals in 39 competitive appearances despite a torn hamstring that caused him to take a break for almost two months towards the end of the season.

On December 22, 2013, Palacio decided the prestigious Milan derby with a remarkable hacking goal to make it 1-0 in the 86th minute.

In the summer of 2017, Palacio moved to Inter League rivals FC Bologna .

National team

Thanks to his excellent performance at the Boca Juniors, he was appointed to the national team during the qualification phase for the 2006 World Cup in Germany and was included in the Argentine squad for the World Cup.

Palacio also played in the Argentina squad for the 2014 World Cup and was always used as a joker from the round of 16. In the final, which Argentina lost to Germany 0-1, he also came into the game as a joker and missed a big chance in extra time when he pucked the ball over Manuel Neuer , but also past the German goal.

titles and achievements

Web links

Commons : Rodrigo Palacio  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Palacio: from his braid to his first shirt number ,, May 17, 2013.
  2. Palacio "is at Inter" ,, May 22, 2012.