|Full name||Édson Ulises Rivera Vargas|
|Date of birth||4 November 1991|
|Place of birth||Guadalajara, Mexico|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Club Santos Laguna|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Edson began playing football at age 6. He has been playing for the youth systems of Club Santos for seven years.
Rivera began playing with Club Atlas' lower division team in Tepic, Nayarit in the 2004–05 season. He has played for their youth system for about 7 seasons and has yet to debuted with their First Division. He had a stint with Atlas' other team Académicos de Guadalajara in the 2008–09 season.
After his participation in Mexico's U20 World Cup campaign where they would finish third place, and where he finished as their top scorer with three goals, Rivera signed a five year contract with Braga of the Portuguese Primeira Liga for an undisclosed fee.
Return to Atlas
On November 16, 2012, Rivera was presented as the first signing of Atlas for the Clausura 2013 tournament. He scored his first goal of the season on February 9, 2013 against Atlante F.C., in which he dedicated it to his mother who died that same week.
He has been involved with the Mexico national football team in U-20. He competed in tournaments such as the 2011 Toulon Tournament in France. He was also Mexico's top scorer in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
- FIFA U-20 World Cup
- 3rd Place (1): 2011
- CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
- Winner (1): 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
- Édson Rivera Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- Profile at ESPN Deportes (Spanish)
-  (Portuguese)