Egidio Arévalo Ríos
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)|
|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)|
|2016–||→ Atlas (loan)||14||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2016
Egidio Raúl Arévalo Ríos (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈxiðjo aˈɾeβalo ˈri.os], January 1, 1982), nicknamed El Cacha, is an Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Liga MX club Veracruz and the Uruguay national team. He holds Mexican citizenship.
Nicknamed El Cacha and occasionally referred to as El pequeño gigante, is a product of the Paysandú Bella Vista youth team. Arévalo has 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 UANL, and was loaned to Monarcas Morelia for six months. In April 2014 it was revealed that 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 that 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. Arévalo was a key player in the UANL squad that achieved the finals of the 2015 Copa Libertadores. Also, he was part of the team that won the Apertura 2015 season championship. In December 2015, after the Apertura 2015 championship with Tigres, it was announced that Arévalo would be joining Atlas on loan for 6 months without a buying option. In mid-2016, he was transferred to Chiapas. On December 2016, he arrieved to Veracruz.
Arévalo 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: June 13, 2016
Source: Egidio Arévalo Ríos at National-Football-Teams.com
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- "Colpo Palermo: arriva l'uruguaiano Rios" [Deal Palermo: arrives Uruguayan Rios] (in Italian). reterete24.it. December 29, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- "El pequeño gigante sin cuadro" [The little giant without box] (in Spanish). futbol.it. July 13, 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- Egidio Arévalo Ríos – Liga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (Spanish)
- "ALTRO COLPO, PRESO RIOS" [ANOTHER DEAL, RIOS SIGNED] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. July 23, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- "After long negotiations, Uruguayan World Cup veteran Arévalo Ríos "excited" to join Chicago Fire". chicago-fire.com. August 9, 2013.
- "Chicago Fire Sign Uruguayan Midfielder Arévalo Ríos". chicago-fire.com. 14 August 2013.
- http://www.record.com.mx/articulo/noticias/1877214/tuca-destaca-compromiso-de-eg idio-arevalo