Cristian Riveros

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Cristian Riveros
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Personal information
Full name Cristian Miguel Riveros Núñez
Date of birth (1982-10-16) October 16, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Juan Augusto Saldívar, Paraguay
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Olimpia Asunción
Number TBA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Cristóbal Colón
2000–2005 Tacuary 108 (16)
2002 Sportivo San Lorenzo (loan) 24 (0)
2006–2007 Libertad 50 (8)
2007–2010 Cruz Azul 111 (17)
2010–2012 Sunderland 12 (1)
2011–2012 Kayserispor (loan) 33 (2)
2012–2013 Kayserispor 30 (0)
2013–2014 Grêmio 43 (5)
2015– Olimpia Asunción 2 (0)
National team
2005– Paraguay 90 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cristian Miguel Riveros Núñez (born 16 October 1982) is a Paraguayan professional footballer who plays for Olimpia Asunción in the Primera División Paraguaya and the Paraguay national football team as a defensive midfielder.

A full international for Paraguay since 2005, he earned 90 caps for his country, playing at two FIFA World Cup competitions (2006 and 2010) and two Copa América tournaments (2007 and 2011).

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Riveros started his career with local side Cristobal Colón in his hometown of Juan Augusto Saldivar and then moved to other Paraguayan teams such as San Lorenzo and Tacuary before playing for Libertad.

Cruz Azul[edit]

On 12 July 2007 he signed for the Mexican club Cruz Azul.[1]

Sunderland[edit]

On 11 May 2010, Riveros signed for Sunderland of the English Premier League on a three-year-deal, saying "The league is very competitive and I look forward to being very successful with Sunderland. The Premier League is the best league in the world and Sunderland are a very big club with many passionate supporters. I look forward to meeting them."[2]

He made his Premier League debut on 14 August 2010 as a 63rd-minute substitute for Steed Malbranque in a 2–2 draw against Birmingham City in the opening game of the season.[3] However, Riveros quickly fell out of favour and played just 14 league games for, the club, scoring his only goal on the final day of the season in a 3–0 win over West Ham United.[4]

Kayserispor[edit]

Riveros joined Turkish Super League side Kayserispor on 6 July 2011 on a season-long loan from Sunderland, and signed a permanent contract on 1 May 2012.

Riveros with Keyserispor.

Grêmio[edit]

On 7 June 2013, Cristian joined Grêmio, signing a two-year contract.

Olimpia Asunción[edit]

In January 2015 after long and exhausting negotiations, it was announced that Grêmio and Club Olimpia Asunción had reached an agreement to sign Cristian Riveros for the 2015 Paraguayan Primera División season.[5]

International career[edit]

Riveros played in Paraguay's first two matches at the 2006 World Cup and played efficiently on the left wing. He picked up his first international goal for Paraguay in a 3–2 defeat to Chile. He also played for Paraguay in the Copa América 2007.

2010 FIFA World Cup[edit]

On 4 May 2010, he was named in Paraguay's preliminary 30-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup,[6] and also made the 23-man penultimate selection alongside club team-mate da Silva.[7]

On 20 June 2010 at the World Cup, Riveros scored a second goal in a 2–0 win over Slovakia, which was set up by former Sunderland defender Paulo Da Silva. Riveros scored a penalty in Paraguay's shoot-out win against Japan in the Round of 16 stage, after the match finished goalless after extra time.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Paraguay's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 2006 Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar, Chile  Chile  ? 3–2 Friendly
2. 9 September 2007 Estadio José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela  Venezuela 1–0 2–3 Friendly
3. 2–0
4. 17 November 2007 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Ecuador 2–0 5–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 5–1
6. 20 August 2008 Centre sportif de Colovray Nyon, Nyon, Switzerland  Saudi Arabia 1–0[8] 1–1 Friendly
7. 9 September 2008 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Venezuela 1–0 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
8. 11 February 2009 Estadio Alejandro Villanueva, Lima, Peru  Peru 1–0 1–0 Friendly
9. 20 June 2010 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa  Slovakia 2–0 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup
10. 11 August 2010 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Costa Rica 2–0 2–0 Friendly
11. 17 November 2010 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong  Hong Kong 7–0 7–0 Friendly
12. 26 March 2011 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, United States  Mexico 1–3 1–3 Friendly
13. 13 July 2011 Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, Argentina  Venezuela 3–1 3–3 2011 Copa América
14. 11 November 2011 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Ecuador 1–0 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
15. 9 June 2012 Estadio Hernando Siles La Paz, Bolivia  Bolivia 1–3 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 December 2014.[9]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cruz Azul 2008-09 Liga MX 37 5 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 45 7
2009-10 36 6 0 0 0 0 12 3 0 0 48 9
Total 73 11 0 0 0 0 20 5 0 0 93 16
Sunderland 2010-11 Premier League 12 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Total 12 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Kayserispor (loan) 2011-12 Süper Lig 33 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 40 3
Total 33 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 40 3
Kayserispor 2012-13 Süper Lig 30 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
Total 30 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
Grêmio 2013 Série A 20 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 3
2014 23 2 0 0 0 0 8 1 12 0 43 3
Total 43 5 6 0 0 0 8 1 12 0 69 6
Career total 191 19 11 0 1 0 28 6 16 1 247 26

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Libertad

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transfer to Cruz Azul (Spanish)
  2. ^ "Sunderland sign Cruz Azul midfielder Cristian Riveros". BBC Sport (BBC). 11 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  3. ^ Whyatt, Chris (14 August 2010). "Sunderland 2 - 2 Birmingham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Darling, Kevin (22 May 2011). "West Ham 0-3 Sunderland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  5. ^ http://d10.paraguay.com/luz-verde-la-llegada-cristian-riveros-al-decano-n622330
  6. ^ "Paraguay name their 30-man preliminary World Cup squad". BBC Sport (BBC). 4 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  7. ^ "Da Silva and Riveros make the cut". safc.com (Sunderland A.F.C.). 1 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  8. ^ http://www.scoresway.com/?sport=soccer&page=match&id=686191
  9. ^ "Cristian Riveros". Soccerway. 

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