Rodrygo | 20 Years On | FM18 Wonderkids in Football Manager

Welcome to 20 Years On, a series here on VivaLaVidaFM where we take one of the games hottest prospects and see where they end up at the end of their career in Football Manager. In this post, we see where Brazilian youngster Rodrygo could end up in 20 years time.

Name: Rodrygo Silva de Goes

Birthday: 9 January 2001

Current Club: Santos

Nation: Brazil

Rodrygo is a right-footed winger who plays for Santos in Brazil. The 16-year-old has excellent potential to go on and become a top player in world football. He made his Serie A debut in November 2017, aged 16, before becoming Santos’ youngest ever player to appear in the Copa Libertadores. Two weeks later he became the youngest Brazilian to score in the Copa Lib.

rodrygo 2017

Rodrygo | 2017

Rodrygo | FM18 Wonderkids

Santos | 2017-2019santos

  • Appearances: 61
  • Goals: 22
  • Assists: 9

Rodrygo begins his FM18 career in Brazil with giants Santos. He was unable to help his side to any silverware in his time there and moved to Europe in 2019.

Sevilla | 2019-2024sevilla

  • Appearances: 208
  • Goals: 65
  • Assists: 21

Sevilla signed Rodrygo from Santos for £12.25M. In his five seasons in Spain, Sevilla’s best finish with Rodrygo was fourth which qualified them for the Champions League the following season. They reached the 1st knockout round where they lost out to Liverpool.

Bayern Munich | 2024-2031bayern munich

  • Appearances: 256
  • Goals: 73
  • Assists: 56

Rodrygo left Spain to sign for German champions Bayern Munich in 2024. He was bought for £61M and joined Bayern in an effort to make a bigger impact in European football. This he did, helping Bayern to a CL final where they lost to German rivals Dortmund though Rodrygo will be disappointed not to have won any continental silverware.

Paris Saint-Germain | 2031-2034psg

  • Appearances: 118
  • Goals: 23
  • Assists: 43

PSG signed a 30-year-old Rodrygo for £70M in 2031. In his time in France, the Brazilian made over 100 appearances but again fell short in Europe – they lost the 2033 CL final to Bayern Munich!

Atletico Madrid | 2034-2036atletico madrid

  • Appearances: 23
  • Goals: 1
  • Assists: 6

Rodrygo’s final club was Atletico Madrid who he joined on a free transfer in 2034. He made 22 appearances in his first season but was only used once in his second year. He retired at the end of his two-year contract.

rodrygo career history

Rodrygo career history

International | Brazil

  • Caps: 30
  • Goals: 4
  • Assists: 4

Rodrygo struggled to cement a first-team spot in Brazil’s first team over the course of his career due to the sheer quality of depth in his position internationally. He did earn 30 caps for his country and won two international honours.

brazil world cup win

Brazil win the 2026 World Cup

Brazil lifted the 2026 World Cup – Rodrygo started in the final against Portugal and ended as the match’s second-best performer!

Statistics and Honours

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Honours

bayern munich5x German Bundesliga

2x German Cup


psg3x French Ligue 1

1x French Cup


brazil1x Copa America

1x FIFA WORLD CUP

 

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Rodrygo development GIF

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