Duvier Riascos

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Riascos and the second or maternal family name is Barahona.
Duvier Riascos
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Personal information
Full name Duvier Orlando Riascos Barahona
Date of birth (1986-06-26) 26 June 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Buenaventura, Colombia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Vasco da Gama
(on loan from Cruzeiro)
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 América de Cali 0 (0)
2006 Real Cartagena (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2009 Estudiantes de Mérida (loan) 16 (3)
2009 Deportivo Cali (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 Shanghai Greenland Shenhua (loan) 39 (24)
2011 América 0 (0)
2011 Puebla (loan) 16 (6)
2012–2013 Tijuana 64 (23)
2013 Pachuca 17 (2)
2014 Monarcas Morelia 30 (5)
2015– Cruzeiro 5 (0)
2015– Vasco da Gama (loan) 14 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 April 2014.

† Appearances (goals)

Duvier Orlando Riascos Barahona (born 26 June 1986) is a Colombian professional football player who currently plays for Vasco da Gama on loan from Cruzeiro. He is known as the "Culebra" mainly due to his celebration when he scores.

Club career[edit]

Shanghai Shenhua FC[edit]

On 1 February 2010, it was announced that Riascos joined Shanghai Shenhua on loan.[1] Riascos made his Chinese Super League debut on 27 March,in a 0-2 away loss to Changsha Ginde.[2] He scored his first goal for Shanghai on his second appearance,in a 2–1 away win over Nanchang Bayi on 3 April.[3] Riascos won the Golden Boot Award after scoring 20 goals in 28 appearances in the 2010 Chinese Super League season.

Puebla FC[edit]

Duvier was sent out on loan to Mexican Primera División club Puebla on 8 July 2011.[4] Riascos made his debut for Puebla on 23 July 2011 against Atlas coming in as a sub in the second half playing only 22 minutes. Riascos scored his first goal as a starter in minute 21 winning 2-0 in the first half before Pachuca tied the game 2-2. Riascos ended his first season well with 6 goals in 16 games before he was sold to Tijuana.


On 16 January 2015 Riasco was signed by Cruzeiro on a three-year contract.[5]