Rodrigo Meléndez

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Meléndez and the second or maternal family name is Araya.
Rodrigo Melendez
Personal information
Full name Rodrigo David Meléndez Araya
Date of birth (1977-10-03) 3 October 1977
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1990–1996 Cobreloa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2003 Cobreloa 142 (1)
2003–2004 Quilmes 32 (0)
2004–2005 Estudiantes LP 42 (0)
2006–2010 Colo-Colo 132 (2)
2011–2012 Deportes Iquique 41 (0)
2013 San Luis de Quillota 9 (0)
2013 San Antonio Unido 9 (0)
National team
2001–2007 Chile 26 (1)
Teams managed
2014 San Antonio Unido
2014 Deportes Melipilla
2016- Cobreloa

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:46, 10 April 2011 (UTC).

Rodrigo David Meléndez Araya (born 3 October 1977) is Chilean former footballer and manager.[1] He played as a defensive midfielder in his years active.

During his football career, he has won eight Chilean league titles with Colo-Colo and Cobreloa.

International career

He has represented Chile at Copa América in 2004 and 2007.

International goals





  1. "¿Qué fue de Rodrigo 'Kalule' Meléndez?". El Gráfico (in Spanish). 12 August 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
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