Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma (born 28 July 1987), commonly known as Pedro or Pedrito, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a forward or a winger for English club Chelsea and the Spain national team.
Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Pedro joined FC Barcelona’s youth team at the age of 17, having arrived from local side CD San Isidro.
Pedro was a key player for FC Barcelona B, as the team achieved promotion from Tercera División, making 37 appearances and scoring seven goals. On 12 January 2008 he made his debut for the first team, playing one minute in a 4–0 home win against Real Murcia, but would only amass seven more in his first two seasons combined.
Pedro scored 99 goals in 321 appearances across all competitions for Barcelona from 2008 to 2015, winning 20 major honours including five La Liga titles and the UEFA Champions League three times. During the 2009–10 season, he became the first player in history to score in six different official club competitions in one season.
On 20 August 2015, after interest from Manchester United, Pedro joined Premier League champions Chelsea on a four-year contract for £19 million (€26.6M), potentially rising to £21.4 million (€30M) depending on performances. Three days after signing, he made his debut away to West Bromwich Albion, scoring the first goal of a 3–2 win, Chelsea’s first victory of their season, and provided an assist for the second goal, scored by his international teammate Diego Costa. On 19 December, Pedro scored the second goal in a 3–1 win against Sunderland, his first at Stamford Bridge. On 13 February, Pedro scored a brace in a 5–1 victory over Newcastle United.
Pedro represented Spain in two World Cups and two European Championships, winning once in each tournament.