Bolton signing Rodrigo reveals Dad was Brazilian superstar

Bolton Wanderers loan signing Rodrigo Moreno admits he has football greatness in his blood. While being a Spanish U19 international, Rodrigo is actually Brazilian born and raised.

Bolton Wanderers loan signing Rodrigo Moreno admits he has football greatness in his blood.

While being a Spanish U19 international, Rodrigo is actually Brazilian born and raised.

His father, Adalberto Machado, was a former star of the Brazilian League in the 1980s with Flamengo, playing alongside legends of the game such as Socrates, Zico and Bebeto.

And whilst he explains that his parents have been a big influence on his career, it's the more recent generation of Brazilian talent that he has looked up to and admired.

"My heroes are Ronaldo and Rivaldo," Rodrigo told Bolton's website. "People say that I resemble Rivaldo with the way that I look and play.

"He is a legend of the game who has achieved so much success in his career. It's hard to be compared to someone so great."

 
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