It’s not easy to find footballers juggling between playing and classes, pursuing major honors.

That’s however the case with Manchester City’s Rodrigo, who is currently undertaking a degree in Management and Business Administration.

The 25-year-old had started his studies at the Castellon University in his native Spain before securing a move to the current Premier League champions in the summer of 2019.

He opened up on the challenge of having to juggle between the two;

“I am finished. I just have to do a last essay, a small essay, but all the subjects, the big essay at the end is done,” he told

“It was tough work, but at the end it was nice.

“You have time for everything. Of course, it is a very demanding profession as a footballer because it demands you not only playing, training and the games, it is also the rest and the care you have to take about yourself.

“Imagine you come back to your home at three o’clock so you have all the afternoon free. You can do many other things.

“Of course, you cannot follow the rhythm of the other students but with patience, with dedication you can do it.”

Rodri has won the Community Shield, two Carabao Cups and a Premier League since arriving at the Etihad.


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