Jesé Rodríguez Ruiz (Spanish pronunciation: [xeˈse roˈðɾiɣeθ ˈrwiθ]); born 26 February 1993), known as Jesé Rodríguez or simply as Jesé is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Stoke City, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.
An academy graduate of La Liga side Real Madrid, Jesé made his senior debut in 2011 and made 94 appearances across all competitions for the club, scoring 18 goals. During his time in Madrid, which was disrupted by a serious knee injury in 2014, he won two Champions League medals, as well as a title in each of La Liga, the FIFA Club World Cup and the Copa del Rey. Jesé left the club in 2016 to join Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain for a reported fee of €25m, before returning to Spain six months later to join hometown club Las Palmas on loan for the remainder of the season. Jesé then joined Premier League side Stoke City on loan for the 2017–18 season.
On the international stage, Jesé earned 36 caps at youth level for Spain from under-16 to under-21 level, scoring 16 international goals. He was part of the Spain U19 side which won the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and claimed the Golden Boot award for ending as the tournament's top goalscorer.
Jesé is also a musician and goes by the stage name Jey M. He was previously part of a two-man Reggaeton band which was formed in March 2014 and disbanded later that year.Close