Rodri

Squad No. 16
Date of Birth June 22, 1996
Age 25
Height 191cm
Team
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Madrid
Previous Clubs Atlético Madrid

Rodrigo Hernández Cascante (born 22 June 1996), known as Rodri, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Spain national team. He is a former Spain youth international, and made his debut for the senior national team in 2018.

On 3 July 2019, Manchester City met the terms of Rodri’s £62.6 million release clause, enabling him to buy out the remainder of his contract with Atlético and leave the club. The transfer was a new record transfer fee paid by Manchester City. He signed a five-year contract.

Rodri made his debut in the 2019 FA Community Shield on 4 August at Wembley Stadium, playing the full 90 minutes as City won on penalties against Liverpool after a 1–1 draw. He made his Premier League debut against West Ham United six days later in a 5–0 away win, and on 14 September he scored his first goal as consolation in a 3–2 away defeat by Norwich City.

It was announced in October 2019 that he would be out for a month due to a hamstring injury.

On 1 March 2020, City won the EFL Cup at Wembley Stadium for the third time in a row, beating Aston Villa 2–1 in the final. Rodri headed in City’s second goal from a corner, which ultimately turned out to be the winner.

2020–21 season
On 13 February 2021, Rodri scored City’s first goal in the game from a penalty, in a 3–0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.