James Rodriguez Wife and Daughter: Daniela Ospina, Salome Rodriguez, Hang Out With Real Madrid, Colombia Star (+Photos)

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
July 22, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Colombia and Real Madrid star James Rodriguez seems very much like a family man, judging by his social media account.

The 23-year-old World Cup 2014 Golden Boot winner married Daniela Ospina, sister of Colombia national football team goalkeeper David Ospina, in 2011.

The couple has a daughter, Salome Rodriguez, who was born in 2013.

Check out some photos of the Rodriguez family from James’ Instagram

 See an AP story on Rodriguez’s move to Real Madrid.

James Rodriguez Signs 6-year Deal With Real Madrid

MADRID (AP) — After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Rodriguez, who helped Colombia reach the quarterfinals in Brazil, passed a medical examination at the Sanitas Clinic in the northern suburb of La Moraleja and will be introduced to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m very happy,” Rodriguez said as he left the clinic. “Everything went well.”

Sports newspapers Marca and As said Madrid agreed to pay Monaco $108 million for Rodriguez. He is expected to join the squad Aug. 1.

Rodriguez’s goal against Uruguay in the round of 16 at the World Cup, when he chested the ball down and then volleyed it in, was voted the best of the tournament. He scored a total of six times.

Rodriguez will strengthen Madrid’s offensive lineup by joining Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in attack.

The Colombia forward will likely wear the No. 10 jersey, vacated when Mesut Ozil left Madrid for Arsenal.

Rodriguez, who had joined Monaco from FC Porto last year, is Madrid’s second signing after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos joined Thursday from Bayern Munich.

Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.