Édson Rivera

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Édson Rivera
Personal information
Full name Édson Ulises Rivera Vargas
Date of birth (1991-11-04) 4 November 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Club Santos Laguna
Number 11
Youth career
2004–2011 Club Atlas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 S.C. Braga 1 (0)
2013– Club Atlas 44 (4)
National team
2011 Mexico U-20 10 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Édson Ulises Rivera Vargas (born 4 November 1991 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is a Mexican professional footballer currently as a Striker for Club Atlas in the Liga MX.

Early life[edit]

Edson began playing football at the age of 6 years old. He has been playing for the youth systems of Club Atlas for seven years.[1]

Club career[edit]

Atlas[edit]

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.

Braga[edit]

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.[2]

Rivera was handed a start by Braga boss Leonardo Jardim in a 2–1 win at Beira-Mar in a league match.

Return to Atlas[edit]

On November 16, 2012, Rivera was presented as the first signing of Atlas for the Clausura 2013 tournament.[3] 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.

International career[edit]

Mexico U20[edit]

He has been involved with the Mexican 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.

International[edit]

Mexico

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