Guillermo Rivera

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Guillermo Rivera
Personal information
Full name José Guillermo Rivera Escobar
Date of birth (1969-25-11) January 11, 1969 (age 44)
Place of birth San Rafael Cedros, El Salvador
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1986-1987 FAS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986-1998 FAS (55)
1999-2001 USAC
2001-2005 Isidro Metapán
2004-2005 Once Lobos
National team
1988-2000 El Salvador 74 (15)
Teams managed
2008 Marte de Soyapango
2009 El Salvador U-17
2010-2011 El Salvador (Assistant)
2011-2012 Marte Soyapango
2013 Santa Tecla F.C. (interim) and (Assistant coach)
2013- Atletico Marte
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Rivera and the second or maternal family name is Escobar.

José Guillermo Rivera Escobar (born November 25, 1969 in San Rafael Cedros, El Salvador) is a retired Salvadoran football (soccer) player.

He is currently the manager of Marte Soyapango.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Memo, Rivera came through the youth ranks at FAS, where he would stay for over a decade and win two league titles. In 1999 he moved abroad for a stint at Guatemalan side USAC. He returned to El Salvador to play for Salvadoran second division side Isidro Metapán[1] alongside fellow international William Renderos Iraheta and finished his career at Once Lobos.

International career[edit]

Rivera made his debut for El Salvador in 1988 and has earned a total of 74 caps, scoring 15 goals. He has represented his country in 22 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[2] and played at the 1991, 1993, 1995[3] and 1999 UNCAF Nations Cups[4] and was a non-playing squad member at the 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup[5] but did play at the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[6]

His final international game was an August 2000 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Jamaica.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 April 1991 Estadio Rigoberto López, Managua, Nicaragua  Nicaragua - 3-2 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup qualification
2 2 June 1991 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San José, Costa Rica  Honduras 1-2 1-2 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup
3 13 September 1992 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Honduras 2-1 3-1 Friendly match
4 17 September 1992 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Honduras 1-0 1-1 Friendly match
5 1 November 1992 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Bermuda 4-0 4-1 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 8 November 1992 Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, Canada  Canada 1-1 3-2 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 29 November 1995 Estadio Flor Blanca, San Salvador, El Salvador  Belize 2-0 3-0 1995 UNCAF Nations Cup
8 3 December 1995 Estadio Flor Blanca, San Salvador, El Salvador  Costa Rica 1-1 2-1 1995 UNCAF Nations Cup
9 5 May 1996 RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, United States  Bolivia 1-1 1-1 Friendly match
10 8 September 1996 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Cuba 1-0 5-0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 8 September 1996 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Cuba 4-0 5-0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
12 21 January 1998 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 2-0 Friendly match
13 29 February 2000 Estadio Flor Blanca, San Salvador, El Salvador  Panama 1-0 3-1 Friendly match
14 23 July 2000 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3-1 7-1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
15 23 July 2000 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4-1 7-1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

Rivera is married and has two children.

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