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- Jordi Codina Rodríguez is a Spanish goalkeeper known for being an agile goalkeeper with good reflexes and shot-stopping abilities.
The four-times Catalonian International was born in the city of Barcelona and started his career in the youth system of his boyhood club, RCD Espanyol.
In spite of this, in 2002 Codina moved to Madrid to sign for Real Madrid and after being Real Madrid B's first-choice goalkeeper for the majority of the next 5 years, ahead of the likes of Antonio Adán and Kiko Casilla, he was promoted to the first-team in 2007 where he served as their third-choice goalkeeper behind Iker Casillas and Jerzy Dudek, where he stayed until 2009, featuring just once in official competitions and winning the 2007-08 La Liga.
After being released from Real Madrid in 2009, another Madrid club came calling, this time Getafe CF, offering Codina the opportunity to play regular first-team football, something which he enjoyed for the first two seasons at Getafe, before losing his starting spot to Argentinian International, Óscar Ustari, due to inconsistencies in his performance.
In the Summer of 2015, and after years on the bench for Getafe, the experienced goalkeeper was released from his contract and moved for the first-time in his professional career abroad, signing a two-year contract with Cypriot club, APOEL Nicosia, to replace legendary goalkeeper, Dionisis Chiotis, as well as injured first-choice goalkeeper, Urko Pardo.
However, he found it difficult to settle at APOEL and after some poor performances in pre-season friendly games and some injuries, he was dropped from the team to new signing, Boy Waterman, who is believed to be a much stronger and better well-built and all-round goalkeeper than Codina, and therefore more effective in clearing the ball when it is in the air.