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 25)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
2004–2011 Club Atlas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 S.C. Braga 1 (0)
2013–2017 Atlas 48 (5)
2015 Santos Laguna (loan) 15 (0)
National team
2011 Mexico U-20 10 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Édson Ulises Rivera Vargas (born 4 November 1991 in Guadalajara) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a striker for Santos Laguna in the Liga MX.

Early life[edit]

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

Club career[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 debut 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.[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 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.



Santos Laguna




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