Catalino Rivarola

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rivarola and the second or maternal family name is Méndez.
Catalino Rivarola
Personal information
Full name Catalino Rivarola Méndez
Date of birth (1965-04-30) 30 April 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Zabalhos, Paraguay
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1991 Cerro Porteño
1991–1995 Talleres 98 (3)
1995–1998 Grêmio 60 (1)
1999 Palmeiras 3 (0)
2000 América-RJ
2001 Libertad
National team
1988–1998 Paraguay 52 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2008.

Catalino Rivarola Méndez (born 30 April 1965 in Zabalhos, Asunción) is a former football defender from Paraguay.


Rivarola started his club career with Cerro Porteño in 1985 and was part of the team that won the 1987 championship. In 1991, he joined Talleres de Córdoba in Argentina.

In 1995, he moved to Brazil where he was part of the Grêmio team that won several titles including the Recopa Sudamericana in 1995, in 1999 he played for Palmeiras in the season that they won the Copa Libertadores. He spent 2000 with América-RJ before returning to Paraguay in 2001 to play for Libertad.


Rivarola made his international debut for the Paraguay national football team on 7 September 1988 in a friendly match against Ecuador (5-1 win). He was capped 52 times and scored 3 goals for Paraguay in a national career which lasted from 1988 to 1998.[1] Rivarola played at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and at the Copa América in 1989[2] and 1991.[3]




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