Carlos Rivas

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Carlos Humberto Rivas Torres (born May 24, 1953 in Chimbarongo) is a retired football midfielder from Chile who played for Colo-Colo.[1]

International career[edit]

Carlos Rivas played for Colo-Colo, a Chilean football team, from 1978 to 1982.[2]

Rivas was a midfielder for Colo-Colo in 136 official games over five seasons, and he scored 40 goals during that time.[3] While he was on the team, the team won two national championships (1979 and 1981) and two Polla Gol championships (1981 and 1982).[3]

Rivas also represented the Chilean national team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[3]

Rivas was a key figure in the development of a style of football involving prejugadas and creative offensive strategies.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Rivas moved to Canada to play and ended up staying.[citation needed] He is the father of Canadian soccer player Carlos Rivas Godoy[citation needed]. He also has a daughter who has two sons,one of them named Josh Rivas.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Official Site
  2. ^ (Spanish)"Resultados de búsqueda 'Carlos Rivas'," Colo-Colo Sitio Oficial,
  3. ^ a b c (Spanish) "Idolos: Mediocampistas: Carlos Rivas," Colo-Colo Sitio Oficial,