Rodrygo | 20 Years On | Football Manager 2020 Wonderkids

Welcome to 20 Years On, a series here on VivaLaVidaFM where we take one of the games hottest prospects to see where they end up at the end of their career in Football Manager 2020. In this post, we see where one of the most exciting prospects on FM20 this year – Rodrygo – could end up in 20 years time.

Name: Rodrygo

Birthday: 9 January 2001

Current Club: Real Madrid

Nation: Brazil

Rodrygo rose to fame in 2019 as he made the move from his native Brazil to Real Madrid for a huge fee for a player his age. He has made an instant impact at the Spanish giants, scoring a Champions League hat-trick against Galatasaray in September 2019. He has already won 2 caps for Brazil, aged just 18.

It is clear that Rodrygo could have a very successful career in football. Let’s see how Football Manager predicts he will perform over the next 20 years.

rodrygo 2019

Rodrygo 2019

Rodrygo | FM20 Wonderkids

Real Madrid | 2019-2025real madrid

  • Appearances: 96
  • Goals: 19

Rodrygo begins his FM20 career with Real Madrid, fresh from his move from Santos. He spent several years with Madrid without really making a huge impression and he left permanently to Bayern Munich in 2025. He also left the club twice on loan, first to Valencia and then to AC Milan.

Valencia | 2020-2021 (loan)valencia

  • Appearances: 12
  • Goals: 3

Valencia signed Rodrygo on loan for the 20/21 season but he struggled to cement a place in the first XI, making just 12 appearances throughout the season.

AC Milan | 2023-2024 (loan)ac milan

  • Appearances: 8
  • Goals: 2

Again, Rodrygo left Real Madrid on loan in 2023. And again, he failed to earn regular first-team appearances. He made just the eight appearances all season and this must have had a negative effect on his development.

Bayern Munich | 2025-2027bayern munich

  • Appearances: 67
  • Goals: 20

Bayern Munich signed Rodrygo in January of 2025 for £37.5M and immediately installed him into the first XI. Rodrygo helped Bayern continue their domestic dominance by winning two consecutive doubles before leaving in January 2027. He left to join Arsenal in a season where Bayern would go on to win the Champions League.

Arsenal | 2027-2034arsenal

  • Appearances: 320
  • Goals: 100

Rodrygo joined English club Arsenal in January 2027. He made an instant impact, scoring seven goals to help Arsenal lift the Premier League title for the first time since 2024 and only the second time since the Invincibles season in 2004. Rodrygo made 320 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal, scoring 100 goals. His defining moment with the club could have come in the 2028 Champions League where Arsenal faced Paris Saint-Germain. Unfortunately, Arsenal lost 3-0 and Rodrygo would go without Europe’s top competition in his trophy cabinet.

Al-Ahli | 2034-2036al ahli saudi

  • Appearances: 43
  • Goals: 12

Al-Ahli signed Rodrygo in 2034 and he spent two seasons in Saudi Arabia. He played 43 times for the club but couldn’t help the club win the Zain Professional League.

Corinthians | 2036-2037corinthians

  • Appearances: 54
  • Goals: 6

Rodrygo returned to Brazil to end his career, joining Corinthians. He spent two seasons with the club, making 54 appearances and helping the side win the 2036 Copa Perdigao de Brazil.

rodrygo career history

Rodrygo career history

International | Brazil

  • Caps: 43
  • Goals: 6

Rodrygo failed to become a key member of his international side, instead settling for a squad role between 2026 and 2030 with sporadic appearances in the earlier years of his career. In this time he helped Brazil win the 2028 Copa America but couldn’t help them past the 3rd round of either the 2026 or 2030 World Cup.

Statistics and Honours

rodrygo infographic jpeg

Rodrygo career statistics


real madrid1x Copa del Rey


bayern munich2x German Bundesliga

2x German DFB-Pokal

arsenal2x English Premier League

3x English FA Cup

1x Carabao Cup

1x FIFA Club World Cup

rodrygo GIF

Rodrygo career development

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