Garry Rodrigues: poor man’s Neymar

Famous in Turkey for playing for Galatasaray, and later Fenerbahce, Garry played for 15 clubs in 8 different countries in 17 seasons.

The pacey winger has been changing clubs like changing socks.

Spartaan, Feyenoord, Real S.C., XerxesDZB, Rostocker FC, Boshuizen, ADO Den Haag, Dordrecht (loan), Levski Sofia, Elche, PAOK, Galatasaray, Al-Ittihad, Fenerbahçe (loan), Olympiacos.

Dutch born but playing for Cape Verde

Born in the Netherlands (27 November 1990), he ended up representing the Cape Verde national team. He represented the side at the 2015 and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

A family of ballers

Garry comes from a footballing family, as evidenced by his Transfermarkt profile:

Reaching the peak and falling from grace

Known as “poor man’s Neymar” Garry had reached his peak whilst playing for Galatasaray between 2017 and 2019.

He spent two seasons for the Lions, netting 13 goals in 61 games.

He quickly became a fan’s favourite at the TT Arena. He had two solid seasons with goals and assists. However as he became more and more familiar to Istanbul (nightlife), he gradually lost his place in the team.

Gala eventually shipped him to Al-Ittihad, making a decent profit.

His second time at the Turkish Superlig with Fenerbahce, wasn’t however as illustrious as his first; despite the fact that he scored 4 goals in 26 games.

Now at the age of 32, Garry is chasing the ball in the neighboring Greece, playing for Olympiacos.

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