Dani Rodríguez

Dani Rodríguez

Full name: Daniel Rodríguez Crespo

Country: Spain

Date of birth: 09/08/2005 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Spain

Height: —

Youth career: Real Sociedad, FC Barcelona (since 2020)

Current club: FC Barcelona

Squad number: —

Current national team: Spain U-17

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2024

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: David Silva


– pace 

– acceleration 

– creativity 

– technique

– ball control 

– agility 

– dribbling 

– flair

– passing 

– vision 

– first touch 

– movement


– he could improve his shooting technique to become more prolific in the final third

– active in the defensive phase but his defensive positioning and reliability could still improve

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays

– able to get out of various different scenarios, able to play wide and go direct, or being central and cutting through the lines/difference-maker

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

– highly technical and creative player

– excellent balance, footwork, coordination, and changes of pace

– likes to dribble

– likes to make quick first touch combinations with his teammates

– known for his “quick feet”, mobility, and close control

– holds very good skill, pace, and low center of gravity

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable, and very confident of his skills

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player

– often makes surging runs into the penalty box

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– all-action and energetic

– competent set-piece taker

Rodriguez enters the penalty area, dribbles past one opponent, gets fouled, and wins a penalty.
Rodriguez with a brilliant through pass to create a big chance for his teammate.

Heatmap by InStat:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.



League summary (as for 3 March 2022):

No senior team appearances yet.


Dani Rodríguez joined La Masia from Real Sociedad in 2020. He is considered to be one of the most talented players of his generation in Europe. He is a part of an extremely interesting generation of Barcelona players born between 2004 and 2006 such as Gavi, Diego Almeida, Hugo Alba, Ilias Akhomach, Fabio Blanco, Gerard Hernández, Fabián Luzzi, Arnau Pradas, Aleix Garrido, and Álvaro Cortés.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


World-class potential.



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