Roberto Alejandro Rodrigo was born in August 26th, 1956, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He is a former Argentine football striker, physical education teacher and national football coach.
Playing Career, Studies and Degrees
- In 1974 he began his short career as a football player at Club Almagro, playing in the Second Division of the Argentine Football Championship organized by the Argentine Football Association (A.F.A), and finished in 1979 at Club Argentino de Merlo, in the fourth division.
- Between 1977 and 1990, he played in the Amateur Football Championship organized by the Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires.
The great number of goals scored in this period as a result of his excellent technique, speed and determination, enabled him to be part of the G.E.B.A.'s team for a period of 4 years.
- In 1978 he was invited by Mr. Carmelo Faraone, head coach of Club Ferro Carril Oeste to become part of the first-team squad, which at that time participated in the First Division of the Argentine Football Championship; he declined that invitation to continue with his studies.
- In 1981, he graduated as physical education teacher granted by the Instituto Nacional de Educación Física Dr. Enrique Romero Brest, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Between 1981 and 1989, he was founded and directed in Buenos Aires his own football school for children between the ages of 5 and 13.
- Between 1981 and 1993, he lectured as a physical education teacher in schools under the Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, as well as in private schools.
- In 1998 he graduated as national football coach (Professional License) granted by the Asociación de Técnicos del Fútbol Argentino, (A.T.F.A), Central School, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Between 1999 and 2005, he took part in several conferences and talks organized in Buenos Aires by the Asociación de Técnicos del Fútbol Argentino (A.T.F.A.), which has had the participation of prestigious international coaches and trainers: Prof. Julio Santella (Argentina), Prof. Rodolfo Valgoni (Argentina), Mr. Aimé Jacquet (France), Mr. César Luis Menotti (Argentina) and Mr. Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil).
National & International Coaching Career
In the 2010-2011 period, he was appointed as Technical Director by Myanmar Football Federation (M.F.F.) involved in the following activities:
- Lectured at a 20-hour, intensive theoretical and practical coaching course for local coaches developing physical, technical and tactical topics.
- Developed a specific fitness Program both for the Myanmar National Men's Team and Women's Team.
- Developed a physical, technical and tactical Program for the Myanmar National Youth Teams, male and female.
- Planned and directed the physical, technical and tactical training of Myanmar National Women's Team, which climbed to the 44th position in FIFA/Coca-Cola Ranking (March-July, 2011).
- Participated with Myanmar Women's Team in the Olympic Women's Football Tournament London 2012 (Qualifiers) hosted in Chinese Taipei.
- Developed a fitness test with Myanmar Women's Team.
- Collaborated with the physical and technical training of the U-19 and U-16 Myanmar National Men's Teams.
In the 2008-2009 period, he was appointed as Technical Director by Barbados Football Association (B.F.A.) involved in the following activities:
- Planned and directed the physical, technical and tactical training of Barbados National Men's Team, which climbed to the 92nd position in FIFA/Coca-Cola Ranking (October 2009), the best ever in the country's history.
- Planned and directed the physical, technical and tactical training of the U-20 and U-17 Barbados National Men's Teams; and Barbados National Women's Team.
- Participated with Barbados National Men's Team in the Digicel Caribbean Championship 2008 hosted in Cuba (2nd round), and in Jamaica (3rd round).
- Lectured at a 40-hour, practical coaching course for local club coaches that is involved in the Premier League and First Division, developing physical, technical and tactical topics.
- Developed a Program to standardize this sports training to achieve high performance.
- Since 2008, he has provided support for a variety of clubs, football federations and international newspapers with articles of opinion, elaborating on themes inherent to football:
- Rojo y Blanco C.F. of Spain (www.rojoyblancocf.com).
- Federación de Castilla y León de Fútbol of Spain (www.fcylf.es).
- Club Deportivo El Nacional of Ecuador (www.elnacional.ec).
- Centro Deportivo Olmedo of Ecuador (www.cdolmedo.com.ec).
- Federación Dominicana de Fútbol of Dominican Republic (www.fedofutbol.org).
- The Newspaper Ciudadanía Informada of Ecuador (www.ciudadaniainformada.com).
- The Spanish digital newspaper HA10 (www.ha10.es).
- The Newspaper Voice of Assam of India (www.voiceofassam.com).
- In 1999 he coached the first-team squad of Waterhouse F.C., which participates in the Premier League of the Jamaica Football Championship organized by the Jamaica Football Federation (J.F.F).
- In the 1994-1995 period, he collaborated ad-honorem with the Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (A.A.A.J.) of Argentina, carrying out physical-technical preparation work with youngsters in the 13-15 age teams.
- In the 1988-1995 period, together with a group of assistants, he physically and tactically trained the first-team squad of Misiones, which is currently taking part in the Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires Amateur Football Championship.
- Between 1986 and 1987, he was first assistant coach and physical trainer under Mr. Juan Carlos Piris, head coach of the first-team squad of Club Atlético San Telmo of Argentina, which participated in the Second Division of the Argentine Championship organized by the Argentine Football Association (A.F.A.).
Articles on Football Published
- Playing Football, Above Almost Anything Else (2008); Buenos Aires.
- Football Clubs and Coaching Players (2008); Buenos Aires.
- Football, Passion and Contingency (2008); Buenos Aires.
- Technical Capacity of a Football Player (2008); Buenos Aires.
- Football - Teamwork Enshrined (2009); Buenos Aires.
- Simplicity of Football, and its Complications (2010); Buenos Aires.
- Interview: Some Answers to Think Better Football (2012); Buenos Aires.