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Hugo Rodallega

Personal information
Full nameHugo Rodallega Martínez
Date of birth25 July 1985(age 31)
Place of birthEl Carmelo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubWigan Athletic
Number20

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Hugo Rodallega Martínez (born 25 July 1985) is a Colombian footballer who plays for English Premier League club Wigan Athletic. He primarily plays as a striker, but can also play on the wing.

Rodallega started his professional career with Deportes Quindío in 2004. An impressive first season with the club earned him a call-up to represent Colombia at the U-20 South American Championship in 2005, where he went on to set a new record for most goals scored in the tournament. A move to Deportivo Cali and his senior international debut followed later in the year before he moved abroad, signing for Mexican Primera División side Monterrey. A disappointing spell resulted in a loan move to Atlas before being transferred to Necaxa in 2007. In January 2009, he moved to Wigan Athletic for a fee of £4.5 million. After initially struggling at the club, he finished as the club's top goalscorer in his first full Premier League season. To date he has scored 23 goals for the club, making him Wigan's all-time leading Premier League goalscorer.


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