Riveros playing for Kayserispor
|Full name||Cristian Miguel Riveros Núñez|
|Date of birth||October 16, 1982|
|Place of birth||Juan Augusto Saldívar, Paraguay|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder, Central midfielder, Left midfielder|
|2002||→ Sportivo San Lorenzo (loan)||24||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Kayserispor (loan)||39||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
On 11 May 2010, Riveros signed for Sunderland on a three-year-deal. He has said "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."
He made his Premier League debut on 14 August 2010 against Birmingham City coming on as a sub in the opening game of the season. However, Riveros quickly fell out of favour at Sunderland making just a handful of further appearances. He did however manage to score his first goal for the club on the final day of the season in a 3–0 win over West Ham United.
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.
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 goaless after extra time.
Riveros scored in a 2010 friendly against Hong Kong.
|Riveros – goals for Paraguay|
|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|
|4.||17 November 2007||Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay||Ecuador||2–0||5–1||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||20 August 2008||Centre sportif de Colovray Nyon, Nyon, Switzerland||Saudi Arabia||?||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|
- Paraguayan Primera División (2): 2006, 2007
Riveros Nuñez was born in Juan Augusto Saldívar, Paraguay. He is married and has two daughters. He played his first game in 1999, in his hometown of Saldívar.
- Transfer to Cruz Azul (Spanish)
- "Sunderland sign Cruz Azul midfielder Cristian Riveros". BBC Sport (BBC). 11 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
- "Paraguay name their 30-man preliminary World Cup squad". BBC Sport (BBC). 4 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
- "Da Silva and Riveros make the cut". safc.com (Sunderland A.F.C.). 1 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- Cristian Riveros at National-Football-Teams.com
- Cristian Riveros's Premier League Profile
- Cristian Riveros – FIFA competition record