Egidio Arévalo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Arévalo and the second or maternal family name is Ríos.
Egidio Arévalo
Egidio Arevalo Rios URU2011-11.jpg
Arévalo with Uruguay in 2011
Personal information
Full name Egidio Raúl Arévalo Ríos[1]
Date of birth (1982-01-01) January 1, 1982 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Paysandú, Uruguay
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
UANL
Number 5
Youth career
1999–2000 Paysandú Bella Vista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Paysandú Bella Vista 35 (2)
2002–2006 Bella Vista 108 (6)
2006–2007 Peñarol 29 (6)
2007–2008 Monterrey 32 (3)
2008 Danubio 9 (0)
2009 San Luis 7 (0)
2009–2010 Peñarol 30 (1)
2011 Botafogo 1 (0)
2011–2012 Tijuana 31 (1)
2012–2013 Palermo 27 (2)
2013 Chicago Fire (loan) 9 (0)
2014– UANL 0 (0)
2014 Morelia (loan) 13 (1)
National team
2012 Uruguay Olympic 5 (0)
2006– Uruguay 55 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2014

Egidio Raúl Arévalo Ríos (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈxiðjo aˈɾeβalo ˈri.os]), also known as Egidio Arévalo or Arévalo Rios (born January 1, 1982), is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Tigres de la UANL.[2] He holds Mexican citizenship.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed El Cacha[3] or El pequeño gigante,[4] a product of the Paysandú Bella Vista youth team, Arévalo played for Paysandú Bella Vista, Bella Vista, Peñarol, Monterrey, Danubio, San Luis, Botafogo and Club Tijuana.[5]

On July 23, 2012, after weeks of speculation, it was announced he had signed a three-year contract with Serie A club Palermo.[6]

On August 9, 2013 Arévalo was loaned to Chicago Fire for the remainder of the 2013 MLS season.[7] On August 14, 2013 Chicago Fire announced they signed Arévalo Ríos outright.[8]

He was not retained following the season.[9] On December 2013, Arévalo was bought by Mexican outfit Tigres de la UANL, and was loaned to Monarcas Morelia for six months.[2]

International career[edit]

Arevalo played a total of seven games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is a strong defensive midfielder.

In 2011, he won the Copa América in Argentina.

He was chosen by Óscar Tabárez as one of the three over aged players for the London 2012 Olympics Uruguayan squad.[10] He was chosen captain of the national team.[11]

Statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Uruguay national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 1 0
2007 3 0
2010 11 0
2011 15 0
2012 9 0
2013 13 0
2014 3 0
Total 55 0

Last updated: November 20, 2013
Source: Egidio Arévalo at National-Football-Teams.com

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Peñarol

National team[edit]

Uruguay

References[edit]

External links[edit]