Today's Alberto Rodríguez Talking Points
Alberto Rodríguez Barrera (born 1 April 1974) is a former Mexican footballer, who played as defender for Cruz Azul Hidalgo. His last game was a 2012 Copa Libertadores match against Paraguayan side Libertad after being called from Cruz Azul Hidalgo along with 2002 World Cup teammate Melvin Brown under petition of Cruz Azul's coach then, Enrique Meza, who also coached him at Pachuca. After not playing at Cruz Azul Hidalgo since then, he was cut from the squad, leading Rodríguez to announce his retirement.
He has been capped for the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team) and he was an unused substitute at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
He started his career with the UNAM Pumas, but he moved to the Pachuca Tuzos in 1994. After a short period when he moved to Monterrey, he came back to Pachuca to become the captain of the team and lift 3 National cups, and one CONCACAF Champions Cup.
His last goal was scored in the 2005 Copa Libertadores against Boca Juniors in Hidalgo Stadium.Close