James Rodríguez

James Rodriguez is a highly-rated Colombian winger recently signed to Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco after making his name with FC Porto in Portugal. The pacey and skillful youngster spent three years in the Primeira Liga after being scouted in Beunos Aires.

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7 Footballers With Their First Name on Their Shirt

Memphis Depay of the Netherlands celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Nations League Group A match between Netherlands and France at the Stadion Feijenoord on...

Whilst it is convention for a footballer to have their surname on the back of their shirt, it is not actually a rule. You do need both a shirt name and a shirt number in most football competitions, but the name itself can sometimes be a first name, a surname or even a nickname, so long as it is approved by the relevant board of the competition you are playing in, then it is fine.

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Memphis Depay of the Netherlands celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Nations League Group A match between Netherlands and France at the Stadion Feijenoord on...

7 Footballers With Their First Name on Their Shirt

Whilst it is convention for a footballer to have their surname on the back of their shirt, it is not actually a rule. You do need both a shirt name and a shirt number in most football competitions, but the name itself can sometimes be a first name, a surname or even a nickname, so long as it is approved by the relevant board of the competition you are playing in, then it is fine.

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