Arévalo with Uruguay in 2011
|Full name||Egidio Raúl Arévalo Ríos|
|Date of birth||January 1, 1982|
|Place of birth||Paysandú, Uruguay|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|1999–2000||Paysandú Bella Vista|
|2000–2001||Paysandú Bella Vista||35||(2)|
|2012–2013||→ Palermo (loan)||27||(2)|
|2013||→ Chicago Fire (loan)||9||(0)|
|2014||→ Morelia (loan)||13||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Egidio Raúl Arévalo Ríos (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈxiðjo aˈɾeβalo ˈri.os], January 1, 1982), also known as Egidio Arévalo or Arévalo Rios, is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Liga MX club Tigres de la UANL and the Uruguay national team. He holds Mexican citizenship.
Nicknamed El Cacha or El pequeño gigante, 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.
On July 23, 2012, after weeks of speculation, it was announced he had signed a three-year contract with Serie A club Palermo. On August 9, 2013 Arévalo was loaned to Chicago Fire for the remainder of the 2013 MLS season. On August 14, 2013 Chicago Fire announced they signed Arévalo Ríos outright. He was not retained following the season.
In December 2013, Arévalo was reportedly bought by Mexican outfit Tigres de la UANL, and was loaned to Monarcas Morelia for six months. In April 2014 it was revealed Tijuana still owned the Arévalo's rights when Tigres stated they were in negotiations with Tijuana to acquire the player, the following month it was announced Tigres signed Arévalo. Two days after his participation with the Uruguay national team on the 2014 FIFA World Cup ended, he started training immediately with Tigres, what coach Ricardo Ferretti praised and said that Arévalo is "not an idol, but an example of what a player must be". On July 9, 2014, Arévalo made his official debut with Tigres against former team Monarcas Morelia for the 2014 Supercopa MX.
Arevalo played all of the games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 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. He was chosen captain of the national team.
|Uruguay national team|
Last updated: November 20, 2013
Source: Egidio Arévalo at National-Football-Teams.com
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- Egidio Arévalo Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
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- "After long negotiations, Uruguayan World Cup veteran Arévalo Ríos "excited" to join Chicago Fire". chicago-fire.com. August 9, 2013.
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- http://www.record.com.mx/articulo/noticias/1877214/tuca-destaca-compromiso-de-eg idio-arevalo