Three Years at Real Madrid: James Rodriguez, We Hardly Knew Thee

  • James Rodriguez
    1/11 With James Rodriguez moving onto pastures new with Bayern Munich, we take a look back at his topsy-turvy three-year spell at Real Madrid.
  • James Rodriguez
    2/11 The new Galactico: After a stellar performance at the 2014 World Cup, James Rodriguez caught the attention of Florentino Perez who forked out €80 million to bring him to Real Madrid, thus making him the most expensive Colombian player of all time.
  • James Rodriguez
    3/11 The new Galactico: After a stellar performance at the 2014 World Cup, James Rodriguez caught the attention of Florentino Perez who forked out €80 million to bring him to Real Madrid, thus making him the most expensive Colombian player of all time.
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    4/11 His first season and first Champions League title: James notched up 17 goals across all competitions during the 2014-15 season, winning the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup along the way. In the following season he would collect his first Champions League winners medal, albeit having played just five games and scoring one goal, which came at the expense of Roma in the last 16.
  • James Rodriguez
    5/11 His first season and first Champions League title: James notched up 17 goals across all competitions during the 2014-15 season, winning the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup along the way. In the following season he would collect his first Champions League winners medal, albeit having played just five games and scoring one goal, which came at the expense of Roma in the last 16.
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    6/11 Bonding with the boss: Having gotten along famously with Carlo Ancelotti, James never managed to fully convince the Italian’s successors, Rafa Benitez or Zinedine Zidane, and was thereby never able to carve out a regular starting place after his impressive inaugural season with Los Blancos.
  • James Rodriguez
    7/11 Bonding with the boss: Having gotten along famously with Carlo Ancelotti, James never managed to fully convince the Italian’s successors, Rafa Benitez or Zinedine Zidane, and was thereby never able to carve out a regular starting place after his impressive inaugural season with Los Blancos.
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    8/11 Making history in El Clasico: On April 23 2017 James became the first Colombian to score in El Clasico, grabbing Real Madrid’s second goal in a 2-3 home defeat to Barcelona.
  • James Rodriguez
    9/11 Making history in El Clasico: On April 23 2017 James became the first Colombian to score in El Clasico, grabbing Real Madrid’s second goal in a 2-3 home defeat to Barcelona.
  • James Rodriguez
    10/11 A fresh start: After three years in the Spanish capital, James was loaned out to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on July 11 2017. During his time with Real Madrid he won 2 Champions League titles, 1 LaLiga title, 2 Club World Cups, and racked up 36 goals in 111 appearances.
  • James Rodriguez
    11/11 A fresh start: After three years in the Spanish capital, James was loaned out to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on July 11 2017. During his time with Real Madrid he won 2 Champions League titles, 1 LaLiga title, 2 Club World Cups, and racked up 36 goals in 111 appearances.

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