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Rodrigo Ríos

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Place of birth  Santiago, Chile
Role  Football player
Playing position  Midfielder
Height  1.80 m
1987–1996  Universidad Catolica
Position  Midfielder
Name  Rodrigo Rios

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Full name  Rodrigo Andres Rios Rodriguez
Date of birth  (1977-01-25) January 25, 1977 (age 38)
Current team  Norcross Soccer Academy (Coach/Manager)

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Rodrigo Ríos (born Santiago, Chile) is former Chilean football (soccer) midfielder now serving as Academy Coach for the Atlanta United

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Club career

In 1987, Ríos joined the Universidad Católica youth system. In February 1996, he entered his first game with the Catolica first team in the Primera División de Chile. In 2001, he moved to Everton de Viña del Mar before moving to Palestino in 2002. From 2003 to 2004, he played for Unión Española. In 2005, he moved to the United States where he signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks in the USL First Division. He was a 2005 and 2006 second team All Star. The Silverbacks withdrew from the league following the 2008 season.

The club re-emerged in the North American Soccer League for the 2011 season. In preparation, the Silverbacks hired Ríos as Director of Soccer on December 18, 2010. In 2012, Rios started coaching Youth Soccer at Norcross Soccer Academy, he was awarded Girls Academy "Coach of the year" for the state of Georgia in 2013. He currently is USSF 'A' License Coach. In June 2016, he joined Atlanta United as an Academy Coach.

International

In 1996, Ríos earned eight caps with the Chilean U-20 national team. In 2000, he played six games, scoring one goal, with the U-23 team during qualification for the 2000 Summer Olympics. However, he was not selected for the final roster.

Personal life

Rios has 3 children (Victoria, Santiago, Luca) He is married to Brooke Rios and reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

References

Rodrigo Ríos Wikipedia


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