Pedro Rodríguez

Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma, commonly known as Pedro or Pedrito, is the player to her Spanish nationality who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team, as an attacking wing player.

Pedro usually plays ball with his left foot but it is actually true-foot. He can play on both sides of the field, and even came in as a target. He was very good at finding the right position and have a strong shot of the most visible from a distance. During the 2009-10 season in the main club, FC Barcelona, Pedro became the first player in history who has scored six goals in official competitions.

Personal Information
full name : Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma
Date of birth : July 28, 1987 (age 24)
Place of birth : Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Height : 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing positions : Forward / Winger

Club Information
Club : Barcelona
number : 17

Club Career


Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Pedro joined FC Barcelona's youth team at the age of 17, having arrived from a local CD side of San Isidro. Pedro was a key player for Barca's reserve team, as it achieved promotion from Tercera División, making 37 Appearances and scoring seven goals.

Pedro was a part of the first team's 2008-09 pre-season, and showed early promise, scoring against Hibernian and the New York Red Bulls respectively. On August 13, he started - later being substituted by Yaya Touré - in a 4-0 win against Polish side Wisła Kraków, for the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. His first match on the group stage of That competition was on 16 September, Pls he replaced Thierry Henry in a 3-1 home win over Sporting Clube de Portugal.

In Barcelona's treble-winning season in 2008-09, Pedro eventually totalled 14 matches, also Appearing in La Liga against Getafe CF (1-1 home draw), Valencia CF (4-0 home triumph), Real Valladolid (1-0 away win), CA Osasuna (0-1 home loss, with Barcelona already crowned champions), totalling 365 minutes. In the season's Copa del Rey, he played against Alicante CF and Atlético Madrid, on Both Occasions for Lionel Messi.

On August 16, after Xavi assisting with the first goal, Pedro scored his first competitive goal for the first team in the 67th minute, Helping to Ensure a 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in San Mames, for the season's domestic Supercup. On 28 September, Pedro scored his first goal in the Champions League after Iniesta Replacing at halftime in a 2-0 win against FC Dynamo Kyiv. He Continued his hot streak and scored his first league goal, against UD Almería, with a brilliant strike That sealed the 1-0 home triumph. A month later, on October 28, he scored a brace in the first leg of the Spanish Cup Round-of-32 match at the Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa, for a 2-0 win (he also scored in the second leg, a 5 - 0 home Rout).

More and more established in Barcelona's starting lineups, Pedro went on to score another brace in the league, in a 4-2 win against RCD Mallorca. He would continue his scoring touch in the Champions League, scoring one of two against FC Internazionale Milano.

On December 16, Pedro scored a goal in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup against Atlante FC, in 3-1 win. In doing so, he Became the only player to score in six different clubs Competitions in one season - the three domestic tournaments, the UEFA Champions League and Super Cup and the Club World Cup. He was later named World Player of the Week by after his performances against RCD Espanyol, Atlante and Estudiantes de La Plata of Argentina, respectively.

On April 10, he scored the second goal in a 2-0 win against Real Madrid, in his first appearance in El Clásico. On 14 April, in a league match against Deportivo de La Coruña, Opposing Goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia attempted to clear the ball from the top of the 16-yard box, and instead kicked the ball right to Pedro, WHO shot at goal from 40 yards with his left foot and scored, giving Barca a 2-0 lead - eventually 3-0.

In the last three league matches, Pedro scored for Barcelona, ​​with the Catalans eventually renewing the league Their Supremacy: against Tenerife again (4-1 win), at the 3-2 winner against Valladolid and Sevilla FC (4-0) . He completed the 2009-10 season with 53 Appearances in all Competitions (31 starts) and 23 goals. On 9 June 2010, he signed a new five-year deal with Barcelona.

Pedro began the 2010-11 season firmly established in Barcelona's starting XI. On 29 November 2010, he scored the second goal in a 5-0 home win against Real Madrid, Barça with climbing to the first position in the league.  On 20 April 2011, Pedro scored against Real Madrid in the second half of the season's Spanish Cup final, but his goal was disallowed for offside, in an eventual 0-1 extra-time loss. On 3 May, against the same opponent, in the Champions League semifinals second leg, he found Iker Casillas' net in a 1-1 home draw (3-1 aggregate win), for his 21st goal of the campaign official; in the Champions League finals, he opened the score against Manchester United, in an eventual 3-1 win. On 5 July 2011, Pedro extended his contract by one year, until 2016.

International career 
On 20 May 2010, Pedro was included by Vicente del Bosque in Spain's 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. On the 29th, he made ​​his debut in a 3-2 friendly win against Saudi Arabia, and earned his second cap shortly after, as a 58th minute substitute in a 1-0 win against South Korea.

On 8 June 2010, in the last friendly prior to the finals in South Africa, with Poland, Pedro scored his first international goal, and also assisted Fernando Torres, in a 6-0 victory. In the final stages, he Appeared in five matches (three as a late substitute): on July 7, in the semi-finals against Germany, he started in place of Torres, WHO Had been performing poorly in Earlier matches. In the 82nd minute, with Spain leading 1-0, he attempted to score a goal Himself rather than set up an Unmarked Torres, although he performed well in the match. Despite this error, he was selected to start in the final , with the national team winning 1-0 against the Netherlands; at the hour-mark, he was replaced by Jesús Navas.


    La Liga
        Winner (3): 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
    Spanish Cup
        Winner (1): 2008–09
    Supercopa de España
        Winner (3): 2009, 2010, 2011
    UEFA Champions League
        Winner (2): 2008–09, 2010–11
    UEFA Super Cup
        Winner (2): 2009, 2011
    FIFA Club World Cup
        Winner (2): 2009, 2011

    FIFA World Cup
        Winner (1): 2010

    Prince of Asturias Awards : 2010

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