| Merida, Venezuela|
| Jorge Alberto Rojas Mendez|
(1977-01-10) January 10, 1977 (age 38)
Universidad de Los Andes
Deportivo Tachira (#12 / Midfielder), Venezuela national football team (Midfielder)
Jorge Alberto Rojas Mendez (born January 10, 1977 in Merida) is a Venezuelan footballer who currently plays for local side Deportivo Tachira.
Jorge Alberto Rojas Wikipedia
After playing for several small clubs in Venezuela, Rojas began to establish himself as one of the nations top players while at Caracas FC. Following his successful first stint at Caracas, which included two league titles, he joined Ecuadorean power Emelec in 2003. That season, he was selected as the top foreign player in the league. Rojas than briefly returned to Caracas before joining Colombian club Atletico Nacional. While at Nacional Rojas helped the club to the 2005 Apertura Championship, and was considered one of the top players in the league.
Following his successful stint with Nacional, Rojas returned for his third stint with Caracas FC guiding the club to back to back league titles in 2006 and 2007. At the conclusion of the 2007 campaign he returned to Colombia to play for America de Cali,while at Cali he appeared in 22 matches, notching 4 goals (3 from the penalty spot). Following the Colombian league season, Rojas was sold to Union Atletico Maracaibo. He scored his first goal with Maracaibo in a 1-2 defeat to his former club Caracas FC. While at Maracaibo, Rojas participated in a famous 1-1 draw against Boca Juniors in the 2008 Copa Libertadores. He also led Maracaibo to the final of the Copa de Venezuela where his club would lose the series to Aragua Futbol Club on away goals.
Rojas signed with New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer in July 2008. He had two assists in his first game for the club against the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 19, 2008. He appeared in 11 regular season matches for New York, registering 5 assists. Following the Major League Soccer season it appeared that Rojas would go loan to Mineros de Guayana during the MLS off-season, however the move never materialized. In his next season with New York Red Bulls he would score two goals. But this form he produced would only come once. At the end of the season he was cut loose and returned to Venezuela to play for Deportivo Tachira.
He then later also played for Mineros de Guayana, Aragua and Metropolitanos.
Rojas started his career with the Venezuelan National Team at the age of 14, when he joined the U-15 squad, coached by Ratomir Djukovic and then by Augusto Viso. Rojas went on to play at the Bolivarian Games and then to the South American Games in Colombia in 1993. Rojas continue through all the Natl Youth Teams until he finally was called up to the Senior Team. Rojas has earned 90 caps for the Venezuela national team, making him the second most capped player in the history of Venezuelan international football as of April 2009.
He made his international debut on January 27, 1999 in a friendly against Denmark. The match ended 1-1 and was played at Estadio Jose Pachencho Romero in Maracaibo. Universidad de Los Andes Futbol Club
Segunda Division Venezolana (1) 1994/1995
Primera Division Venezolana (4)
2000/2001, 2002/2003, 2005/2006, 2006/2007Copa de Venezuela (1) 2001
Copa Mustang (1) 2005-I
Union Atletico Maracaibo
Copa de Venezuela Runner Up 2008
New York Red Bulls
MLS Cup Runner Up 2008
Primera Division Venezolana (1) 2010/2011