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Top facts about Rodrygo Goes, the future of Real Madrid

How much do you know about one of the youngest scorers in Champions League history? Here are some of the more interesting facts about Rodrygo Goes that you need to know.

Many might not be able to believe that the next generation of footballers has already hit the pitch, with players as young as the 16-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko making their debuts in the

Champions League

and their respective leagues. But the mind-blowing part about this is that they have shown their true class and immense potential even at such a young age, while sometime about fifteen years ago, you had to wait for a player to be at least 22 to truly show glimpses of his unrealized potential.

Of course

Borussia Dortmund

’s new starlet is not the only youngster to have graced the pitch and made quite a noise recently, as the Brazilian Rodrygo Goes has already established himself as one of the vital parts of Zinedine Zidane’s squad, making history at Real Madrid, a club with such unbelievable magnitude, at the very young age of 19.

Now although Rodrygo has earned quite a special place at Real Madrid and has been able to set phenomenal records such as being the second-youngest goal-scorer in the history of Champions League, many might not know much about him, which is why we have decided to gather some of the top

facts about Rodrygo Goes

, which surely many of you would like to know about. We shall see when and where the Brazilian youngster was born, how he spent his childhood and other personal and some professional facts about Rodrygo Goes that will surely pique your interest.

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Facts about Rodrygo Goes you probably did not know

Before going through some of the more detailed and personal facts about Rodrygo Goes, we have provided some of the simpler bits of information that could help you get an overview of the winger who has attracted quite a lot of attention lately.

  • Full Name:

    Rodrygo Silva de Goes

  • Date and Place of Birth:

    9 January 2001/ Osasco, Brazil

  • Height:

    1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)

  • Marital Status:


  • Nickname:


  • Current Club:

    Real Madrid

  • Jersey Number:


As the youngest Brazilian to score a hat trick in Champions League history, surely these basic

facts about Rodrygo Goes

are not enough to fully get to know the youngster. Read on to find out more about Los Blancos’ new sensation.

Rodrygo Goes birthday, zodiac sign and nationality

While we have already mentioned when

Rodrygo Goes birthday

is, it might be surreal for some to know that the 19-year-old talent was born in 2001, as many still consider the 2000s to not be that far away. Still, the world moves on and brighter prospects set foot on their journey in the world of football every day.

Being born in January, those of you who are interested in knowing about Rodrygo Goes zodiac sign should could already guess that he is in fact a Capricorn, which means that he is a family man, taking on responsibilities just like he has shown both in his personal life in his career as a professional football player.

Many already know that the winger was born in Brazil, the country who gave us legends such as Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaka and Roberto Carlos, who are only some of the iconic players the country has had to offer in the last thirty years, as there have been countless other legends as well. While it is not one of the more exciting facts about Rodrygo Goes, it is still curious to see if he too can one day join the ranks of players mentioned in the football hall of fame.

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Rodrygo Goes childhood story

Children growing up and realizing their talents in Brazil tend to have interesting stories to tell of their difficulties, hardships and endeavors.

Rodrygo Goes childhood

story is not any different from this case either, as he too has faced difficulties during his youth. Born to Denise Goes and Eric Batista, his parents were even younger than how old he is now when they had him almost 20 years ago. While thankfully the youngster’s parents hare happily married, they did get engaged at the very young age of 17, which would surprise and even shock many from other countries.

One of the more bizarre facts about Rodrygo Goes is that his parents are in their thirties now, which means that most of the winger’s teammates and Real Madrid’s most trusted icons are the same age as his mother and father. This makes it especially interesting since players such as 34-year-old

Sergio Ramos

have children under the age of 10 or 11 and none have a 19-year-old son. Rodrygo grew up as an only child with no siblings, but that status changed when the family welcomed a beautiful baby girl, named Ana Julya in February 2018.

Some say that football is in the genes, but many footballers have proven them wrong by being the first in their family to make it to the top as professional football players. Rodrygo, however, seems to have the genes some people talk about, as his father too was a footballer. While he did play football in Brazil’s lower leagues, he did not get to move up the ranks as his son was born when he was merely a teenager and had to provide for his newborn son and his wife.

Although Eric Batista did not have the opportunity to shine as an elite footballer himself, he made it his mission to raise his only son to one day achieve what he could not. Realizing his footballing talents in their living room, Rodrygo was tutored by his father as he grew up to be a full-on Madridista. He used to watch videos of the legendary Robinho, whose skills he copied with ease, which resulted in him being called up to attend trials with


at the age of 9.

Another one of the more interesting

facts about Rodrygo Goes

is that while he was playing for Santos’ youth team at the age of 10, his parents insisted that he join the club’s futsal team instead, which is a career path taken by the very man whose videos he used to watch growing up. Yes, Robinho rose up the ranks with the futsal team and so did Rodrygo as he trained with both sides.

Almost every elite club in the world has a scout in


, as some of the rarest gems in football could be found in this country. That is why, at the age 16, many clubs were already interested in signing the forward early on so that no other club could come close. With many clubs offering professional contracts, Rodrygo was called up to the first team by Dorival Junior, the club’s manager.

He made his

Copa Libertadores

debut at the age of 17 years and 50 days old, which broke the record as he got to be the youngest player to ever play in the competition for Santos. Not only did he get to break the record as the youngest Santos player, he also broke a more important record as he scored his first goal of the competition a couple of weeks after his debut and became the youngest goal-scorer in the history of the competition.

While still considered a minor, many clubs came in knocking for his signature on an early deal which would have him bound to a club before even turning 18. That is exactly what Real Madrid managed to pull, as they signed the youngster at the age of 17 in June 2018, signing him for a staggering €45 million.

It is particularly interesting since he was not even old enough to leave the country and join Los Blancos and had to wait exactly a year to finally move to Spain with his family. Now that we know more about

Rodrygo Goes childhood

, let us have a look at his social status.

Rodrygo Goes girlfriend

While a quick rise to fame and glory is dream of every youngster, it brings with itself a certain amount of public and social pressure that not many are too eager to face. Signing for a club such as Real Madrid and moving to the Spanish capital, while also scoring a hat-trick in the Champions League at such a young age, surely catches the eye of thousands and even millions of women who would like to get their chance with the youngster, whose parents also got married at a very young age.

Many wonder about the identity of

Rodrygo Goes girlfriend

, and many want to be his girlfriend, but the Brazilian tends to keep his personal life to himself and live life as a down to earth guy. That is why there are only rumors about Rodrygo’s love life, as he seems to be focused more on making his career at

Real Madrid

as illustrious as he can, leaving the drama for another time and period in his life.

If that is the case, the young talent’s efforts are truly admirable, as not many people have the ability to stay away from all the drama, all the gossips and all the luxury that being an early blooming footballer brings with itself. So, for the time being, there is no solid information on whether he actually has a girlfriend or not. With another one of the facts about

Rodrygo Goes

out of the way, follow us below as we introduce you to his social media pages.

Rodrygo Goes Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Now we all know what impact social media platforms have had on our lives, as literally billions of people use said platforms to communicate with each other, while celebrities use them to promote their work while keeping in touch with their fans, increasing their fame and popularity. Already sponsored by Nike, Rodrygo too uses social media to promote his football and share his daily life with his fans who are eager to see him in training, especially now with the pandemic as people cannot go to particular events to watch their heroes from up close anymore.

As many were curious to know more about

Rodrygo Goes Instagram

, we decided to have a brief look at how he manages his social media pages and what exactly he does he post on the said pages. The Brazilian’s Instagram page is full of youth and explosive energy, while being neatly designed by sometimes giving a sense of symmetry to his images.

He currently has 3.2 million followers, while following 900 people himself, which means that it is only a matter of time before we see him rise to the top, having tens or maybe hundreds of millions of followers on his social media accounts. Aside from his Instagram, Rodrygo Goes also has a confirmed blue-ticked account on




as well. Of course his other accounts do not possess the same commercial power as his Instagram, as he currently has less than half a million followers on Twitter.


Rodrygo Goes market value

already at an astonishing figure of €45 million, Real Madrid seem to be paying the Brazilian quite well, as he has been able to move to Spain and create a luxurious life for his family and himself. Of course when we say luxury, it might not be as eye catching as the life some of the other superstars live nowadays, with footballers such as

Cristiano Ronaldo



living in literal mansions.

Rodrygo seems to be more of a down to earth guy, which means that he does not spend much of his money on showing off his wealth. He leaves the show to his football, wowing everyone with his skill moves, laser-guided passes and his natural finishing ability, which he has made use of plenty of times since joining Madrid in 2019. While some wondered about Rodrygo Goes market value, other have been asking to know about

Rodrygo Goes tattoos

, to see if the young Brazilian has any ink on his body.

While many celebrities and athletes, particularly football players, tend to ink their bodies from a very young age, whether as a fashion choice to increase their so called “drip”, or as quite a literal physical reminder of the ones they love, with many tattooing certain birthdays, names or even faces as it is the case with superstars such as Mauro Icardi and Toni Kroos, who have tattooed their children’s faces on their arms.

But as far as Rodrygo Goes tattoos section goes, we have to inform you that the boy is clean and has no observable tattoos on his body. But the future holds many possibilities and you never know what is going to happen later in someone’s live.

Rodrygo Goes quotes

With some of the more personal facts about Rodrygo Goes out of the way, we should take a look at some of the best

Rodrygo Goes quotes

, as these quotes might be remembered one day as something that a legendary player has said in a very early stage of his professional career. Here are some of the quotes that we saw fit to share with you.

One of the most iconic quotes from Rodrygo that will be remembered forever, especially if he makes it to the top as one of the best footballers of his generation, is the beautiful and emotional words that he used during his first presser at the Bernabeu:

"This the happiest day of my life. To be here is the dream of every kid in the world... Not just Brazilians. I'm young but those who know me since I was even younger, know that I've always been a Real Madrid fan. I even told my dad when I was a kid that I'll play at this club one day.”

While the Brazilian has always been compared with one of his compatriots and current teammates,

Vinicius Junior

, being dubbed as the next Neymar, he showed everyone how mature he actually is by saying "There's only one Neymar... I want to be the Rodrygo of Real Madrid. There is no need to compare [with Vinicius]. We both play at the best club in the world."

These were some of the facts about Rodrygo Goes that were interesting to know about. Being the second-youngest hat-trick scorer in the history of Champions League, there is no doubt that the former Santos player has both the talent and the potential to rise up the ranks and one day become one of the icons of Real Madrid, just like many of his compatriots such as Ronaldo Nazario, Marcelo and Roberto Carlos.

Being amongst other Brazilians such as Vinicius,



Eder Militao

certainly helps his move to the Spanish capital easier, as he does not feel so much away from home. We shall see how things pan out for the youngster, as Los Blancos and their president Florentino Perez seem to have quite a massive plan for the club’s future, renovating the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, while signing future stars such as Rodrygo himself.

Everything depends on how much effort he puts on his work and how much he can endure the pressure of playing at one of the most decorated clubs in the world. But until then, there is nothing to do but wait and see what he does with his life in the future.

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