James Rodriguez has parted ways with Olympiacos after the club terminated his contract after eight months spell.
The 2014 World Cup star joined Olympiacos at the beginning of the 2022/23 season and went on to make 23 appearances for the Greek outfit.
During his eight-month stints at the club, the 31-year-old Columbian scored five goals and provided six assists before his contract got terminated.
The Greek side took to their social media page on Thursday, April 13, detailing the contract termination of the Columbian playmaker.
Olympiacos announced the termination on their official Twitter handle with the statement that read: “Olympiacos FC and James Rodriguez have decided to terminate their cooperation.”
“James will always be part of our club and a member of the “red-and-white” family. We want to thank him for his service and we wish him every success in the future.”
James Rodriguez also took to his social media account to confirm his contract annulment and paid respects to the Greek side.
He noted: “I would like to thank everyone for all the time that we have spent together.”
“Although we are going our separate ways, I feel that I will always be a member and welcomed in the family of the great Port Piraeus. I wish all the best to Olympiacos and every success in the future.”
Who is James Rodriguez?
James David Rodríguez Rubio was born on the 12th of July 1991.
He is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or a winger for the Colombian national team.
He recently played for the Greek side Olympiacos before his contract was terminated on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
Place of birth and age
He was born on the 12th of July 1991 (age 31). His Place of birth is Cúcuta, Colombia
James Stats and Trophies
James is a renowned footballer who has been praised for his technique, vision, and playmaking skills and was often considered the successor to his compatriot Carlos Valderrama.
He has played for some of the biggest soccer clubs in the world, including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
He has played 451 matches in his club career and has a total of 120 goals.
Rodriguez has appeared in 95 games at the International level for the Columbia team and during his stint, he has registered 29 goals for his country.
He has won the Champions League twice, the Europa League, nine league titles, and four domestic cup trophies.
What happened to James Rodriguez?
James Rodriguez’s fall from grace has been terrifying.
The 31-year-old James Rodriguez was one of the best players the world once celebrated.
However, the Columbian footballer’s career has been going downhill ever since he left Real Madrid and joined Everton in 2020.
Upon joining Everton, his awful stint saw him out of the club following just one season with the Toffees.
Thereafter, James Rodriguez decided to try Saudi Arabia football and he joined Al-Rayyan for an undisclosed fee in 2021.
The Columbian played just one season at Al-Rayyan before his contract was annulled by a mutual agreement between him and the Saudi club.
And at the beginning of this season, the Columbian was revealed as an Olympiacos player, with the Puskas award winner of 2014 looking forward to rejuvenating his career with the Greek Champions.
Unfortunately, the Greek outfit terminated his deal after just seven months at the club.
What’s next for James Rodriguez?
Although the Columbia midfielder has not played since February following an injury he sustained, he could return to the pitch soon as Turkish giants Galatasaray and Besiktas have already gotten in touch with the out-of-favor midfielder.
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