Valencia CF vs Manchester United

Dec, 12 / 21:00 Matchday 6

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
January, 08 2018

Rodrigo Moreno, Valencia CF's most influential attacking player

With 8 goals y 3 assists he has better numbers in under half a season than in his three previous campaigns

Rodrigo Moreno is enjoying his best season at Valencia CF and has become the most influential player in attack with 8 goals and 3 assists, spectacular numbers only outdone in terms of goals scored by the Italian Simone Zaza with 10 and in assists by Guedes and Carlos Soler. The international forward has become an important player for Marcelino García Toral, having played every game except the home game against Zaragoza in the Copa del Rey. He has become a clinical finisher, has returned to the Spain National Team with a real chance of going to the World Cup in Russia this year and he has also received the recognition of the fans at Mestalla. It couldn’t have gone any better.

He has 10 goals this season: eight in LaLiga scored against Levante, Málaga, Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Betis, Alavés, Leganés and FC Barcelona, and two in the Copa del Rey, at La Romareda against Real Zaragoza and at the Estadio Gran Canaria against UD Las Palmas. The international striker already has a total of 28 goals for Valencia CF, which puts him 61st in the all-time goalscoring charts, level with John Carew. He’s just six goals away from being among the 50 best finishers in the history of the club, a position currently occupied by Fernando Morientes and Pablo Aimar with 34 goals each. If he stays on this path for the rest of the season, Rodrigo has the chance to achieve that significant milestone.

In his fourth season and with 111 competitive games as a Valencia player, the forward has already scored, with one game to go before the first half of the LaLiga season ends (at Riazor against Deportivo) more goals than in each of the last three entire seasons. The man from Río de Janeiro has 10 goals in the first half of the season when he scored 4 in total in his debut campaign (2014-15) and 7 in his second (2015-16) and third season at Mestalla (2016-17). Now he wants to improve on his best goalscoring return as a professional, the 18 goals he scored as a Benfica player in the 2013-14 season.