Date of Birth: 25 July 1985 (27 years old)
Place of Birth: El Carmelo, Colombia
Debut: 18 August 2012 v. Norwich City (h), Premier League
Previous Club(s): Deportes Quindío, Deportivo Cali, Monterrey, Atlas (loan), Necaxa, Wigan Athletic
Hugo Rodallega became Fulham’s third signing of the summer in 2012 when he joined on a free transfer in July after his contract with Wigan Athletic expired.
The striker began his professional career in his native Colombia with Deportes Quindío where he averaged almost a goal every other game. His form saw him move briefly to Deportivo Cali where he was also a regular scorer, before he switched across the border to Monterrey in Mexico.
His time at Monterrey also saw him take in a loan spell at Atlas, before he joined Club Necaxa in 2007 where he once again came close to averaging a goal every two matches. His goalscoring exploits caught the attention of then Wigan manager Steve Bruce who brought him to Lancashire for a fee believed to be in the region of £4.5m.
In his first full season at the club, the hitman was Wigan’s top scorer. He also has over 40 caps for Colombia to his name, and has netted eight times for his country.