Today's match between Universitarios and La Franja made everyone wonder: who is José Rogerio de Oliveira Melo, the Pumas UNAM striker who scored against Puebla?
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The lethal Brazilian striker scored a goal this afternoon for the University squad, as before his goal, the game was 2-0 at halftime.
Who is José Rogerio de Oliveira Melo?
José Rogério de Oliveira Melo, better known as Rogério, is a Brazilian soccer player who plays as a forward for Pumas UNAM in Liga MX 2022, and he scored this afternoon and made the score 2-1 for the Auriazules.
After the Camoteros opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a penalty kick by Pablo Parra, they then widened the gap on the scoreboard with a side-to-side cross that found Maximiliano Araújo.
The player, who found himself unmarked on the left side of the box, scored easily at the near post with a low shot.
However, Pumas UNAM didn't let their hands down and kept trying until, in the 45th minute, Islas and Diogo put together an excellent one-two play, for the latter to send a very precise cross to the backline.
This cross found José Rogerio de Oliveira Melo, who controlled in two stages and pushed the ball into the back of the net.
Where and when was José Rogerio de Oliveira Melo born?
José Rogerio de Oliveira Melo was born in Pesqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil on December 24, 1990, so he is currently 31 years old, being one of the oldest strikers in Liga MX 2022.
Rogerio started his soccer career in the Egyptian Premier League, playing for Suez Cement, and then returned to the Brazilian Serie A to play for Clube Nautico Capibaribe, for which he scored 9 goals.
Rogerio would go through several Brazilian clubs until arriving at Sports Club do Recife, a club for which he would play 97 games, scoring 13 goals and providing 6 assists, which would attract the attention of Ferroviária de Araraquara.
On March 2, 2021, Rogério signed for this club until May 31, on loan from Bahia, and scored his first goal against Botafogo de Ribeirão Preto in the 2021 Paulista Championship, where his team won 5-0.
But his talent would open the doors to the world of soccer outside his country, as he sPumas UNAM vs Saprissa: Universitarios take revenge on the Monstruo and go after Club Americaigned a free contract with Club Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México for the Apertura 2021.
And it was just for this club that, in the Clausura 2022, he scored 5 goals, one of them against Puebla, one of the most dangerous clubs in the tournament.