Bio
Marco Rodriguez
Born: 1973-11-10
Intl. since: 1999-01-01
Hometown: Mexico City
Country: Mexico
Speaks: Spanish, English
Occupation: Physical education teacher
Hobbies: Music, cycling, swimming, reading the Bible

Mexican Marco Antonio Rodriguez Moreno wasn't FIFA's first choice for the World Cup 2006. Four other referees were put aside for various reasons before eventually Rodriguez (only 32) was selected.

World Cup

Marco Rodriguez officiated two matches in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

CONMEBOL & CONCACAF

Since 1999 Marco Rodriguez officiated qualifiers for CONCACAF and CONMEBOL, U-17 matches (twice) and a number of matches in the Copa America.

final

Marco Rodriguez took charge of the final of the Club World Cup 2007 and of the 2009 and 2010 CONCACAF Champions League.

2010

Marco Rodriguez was selected for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, first choice this time. He took charge of two group stage matches.

2014

Marco Rodriguez was selected for the WorldCup 2014 in Brazil in which he officiated three matches, including the stunning semi-final between Brazil and Germany (7-1).

Did you know
FOURTH

  • Marco Rodriguez is a religious man. He thanked God many times when he was chosen to referee in the World Cup in Germany. He has said about (Mexican) referees: "we are human and we make mistakes, our level is good, (but) it is always necessary to improve, nobody is the Pelé of the arbitration in the world, nobody is the God of refereeing, we must all keep on getting better".
  • Marco features in Frank de Bleeckere's book. In 2005 they had a u17 tournament in Peru. During a flight to Chiclayo the plane started shaking, fell a few metres a couple of times and was unable to rise again. They had to turn back. The hostesses were nervously running about. While the Belgians were hiding their fear with jokes, Marco Rodriguez was praying anxiously.
  • He would like to open an orphanage or a rehab center for drug addicts.
  • Marco Rodriguez and his assistants Mexican Hector Delgadillo and Leonel Leal from Costa Rica were sent home after at least one of them failed the fitness tests for the 2005 World Youth Championships in the Netherlands.
  • In his autobiography "seeing red", Graham Poll describes Rodriguez in his 2006 World Cup match Paraguay - England a "complete poser who showed a lot of naivety in his decision making".
  • People angry at him, and there are lots in Central American stadiums, call him Chiqui Dracula. Probably because Rodriguez tends to flatten his hair with an abundance of grease just like the Hollywood version of the famous Transsylvanian count.
  • The Mexican referee is also a pastor, here seen praying with a group of seemingly bored people.

  • Marco Rodriguez carries two yellow cards! You'll never know if they come in handy


Statistics
Statistics for MARCO RODRIGUEZ
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 14 16 30
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 172 185 357
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 27 25 52
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.17 0.19 0.18
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 2.07 2.23 2.15
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.33 0.3 0.31

Based on 83 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR MARCO RODRIGUEZ
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 2014
1/2 finalBrazilGermany2014-07-081 - 7 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageItalyUruguay2014-06-240 - 1 4 (2-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBelgiumAlgeria2014-06-172 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2014
group stageAtlético NacionalNacional (UR)2014-03-112 - 2 6 (1-5)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2013 u17
1/8 finalsUruguay u17Slovakia u172013-10-294 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBrazil u17Slovakia u172013-10-176 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
CONCACAF Champions League 2013 - 2014
final (2nd leg)TolucaCruz Azul2014-04-231 - 1 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageW ConnectionHouston Dynamo2013-08-200 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 2013
group stageHondurasTrinidad and Tobago2013-07-150 - 2 3 (1-2)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageEl SalvadorTrinidad and Tobago2013-07-082 - 2 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Club World Cup 2012
1/2 finalAl AhlyCorinthians2012-12-120 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2014 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
4th roundCosta RicaUSA2013-09-063 - 1 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
4th roundHondurasJamaica2013-06-112 - 0 6 (2-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundJamaicaUSA2012-09-072 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CONCACAF Champions League 2012-2013
final (2nd leg)Monterrey CFSantos Laguna2013-05-014 - 2 8 (5-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageOlimpia CDHouston Dynamo2012-08-301 - 1 7 (4-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CONCACAF Champions League 2011 - 2012
group stageTauro FCDallas FC2011-09-285 - 3 5 (3-2)3 (1-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageLA GalaxyAlajuelense LD2011-08-252 - 0 4 (3-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 2011
1/4 finalsJamaicaUSA2011-06-190 - 2 2 (1-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUSAPanama2011-06-111 - 2 7 (5-2)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
friendly
Costa RicaArgentina2011-03-290 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2011
group stageJunior BarranquillaGremio2011-02-242 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CONCACAF Champions League 2010-2011
1/2 finalsDeportivo SaprissaReal Salt Lake2011-04-052 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsMonterrey CFToluca2011-03-021 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDeportivo SaprissaSeattle Sounders2010-09-142 - 0 5 (1-4)1 (0-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stagePuerto Rico IslandersOlimpia CD2010-08-171 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2010
group stageChileSpain2010-06-251 - 2 4 (4-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGermanyAustralia2010-06-134 - 0 5 (2-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2010
group stageDeportivo ItaliaColo-Colo2010-04-062 - 3 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
CONCACAF Champions League 2009-2010
final (2nd leg)PachucaCruz Azul2010-04-281 - 0 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSan Juan JablotehMarathon2009-10-222 - 4 4 (2-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2009 u20
round of 16Brazil u20Uruguay u202009-10-073 - 1 9 (4-5)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageItaly u20Egypt u202009-10-012 - 4 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageCzech Republic u20Australia u202009-09-272 - 1 7 (5-2)1 (0-1)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 2009
group stageHondurasGrenada2009-07-114 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageHondurasHaiti2009-07-041 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2009
2nd stageDeportivo QuitoUniv. de Sucre2009-04-143 - 1 2 (1-1)1 (1-0)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 2009 qualifiers Central Am. Zone
1st roundGuatemalaCosta Rica2009-01-251 - 3 7 (3-4)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa de Naciones UNCAF 2009
group stageGuatemalaCosta Rica2009-01-251 - 3 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CONCACAF Champions League 2008-2009
finalCruz AzulAtlante FC2009-04-220 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageLuis Angel FirpoSan Fransico FC2008-10-011 - 0 5 (2-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDC UnitedDeportivo Saprissa2008-09-160 - 2 3 (2-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2010 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
4th stageHondurasCosta Rica2009-08-124 - 0 7 (4-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
4th stageEl SalvadorTrinidad and Tobago2009-02-112 - 2 5 (0-5)1 (0-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
3rd stageSurinamHaiti2008-11-191 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageGuatemalaCuba2008-09-104 - 1 2 (1-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageCosta RicaEl Salvador2008-08-201 - 0 10 (5-5)1 (1-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageEl SalvadorPanama2008-06-223 - 1 6 (3-3)2 (0-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageUSABarbados2008-06-158 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2008
1/4 finalsLDU QuitoSan Lorenzo2008-05-221 - 1 7 (4-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st knockoutSantos FCCucuta Deportivo2008-05-012 - 0 4 (3-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions Cup 2008
1/2 finalsDeportivo SaprissaHouston Dynamo2008-04-093 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Club World Cup 07
finalBoca JuniorsAC Milan2007-12-162 - 4 5 (3-2)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsSepahanWaitakere United2007-12-073 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic qualifiers 2008
2nd roundTrinidad and Tobago OTGrenada OT2007-10-132 - 3 4 (1-3)1 (0-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
2nd roundTrinidad and Tobago OTCuba OT2007-10-090 - 3 2 (1-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Sudamericana 2007
1/8 finalsPachucaAmérica2007-09-251 - 4 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SuperLiga
group stageGuadalajaraPachuca2007-07-310 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 2007
group stageHaitiCanada2007-06-112 - 0 1 (1-0)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
WC 2006
group stageCote d'IvoireSerbia and Montenegro2006-06-213 - 2 9 (4-5)2 (1-1)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEnglandParaguay2006-06-101 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions Cup 2006
1/4 finalsLA GalaxyDeportivo Saprissa2006-02-230 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2005 u17
1/4 finalsTurkey u17China u172005-09-255 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBrazil u17Gambia u172005-09-171 - 3 3 (0-3)4 (2-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 2005
group stageColombiaTrinidad and Tobago2005-07-122 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageHondurasColombia2005-07-102 - 1 5 (2-3)1 (0-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Copa America 2004
1/2 finalsBrazilUruguay2004-06-211 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePeruColombia2004-06-122 - 2 8 (3-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBrazilChile2004-06-081 - 0 9 (5-4)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
3rd stageGuatemalaUSA2005-09-070 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageUSATrinidad and Tobago2005-08-171 - 0 1 (1-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageCosta RicaPanama2005-03-262 - 1 5 (2-3)1 (1-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
2nd stageGuatemalaCanada2004-11-170 - 1 1 (0-1)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stagePanamaUSA2004-09-081 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageCosta RicaHonduras2004-08-182 - 5 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageGuatemalaSurinam2004-06-203 - 1 7 (2-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageCubaCayman Islands2004-03-263 - 0 10 (4-6)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2003 u17
1/2 finalsColombia u17Brazil u172003-08-270 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBrazil u17Yemen u172003-08-203 - 0 10 (3-7)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageKorea Republic u17Spain u172003-08-172 - 3 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageCameroon u17Brazil u172003-08-141 - 1 7 (4-3)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions Cup 2003
1/2 finalsAméricaToluca2003-05-140 - 4 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/8 finalsMunicipal CSDSan Jose Earthquakes2003-03-164 - 2 9 (3-6)3 (1-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)