Emanuel Benito Rivas (born March 17, 1983 in Quilmes) is an Argentine football midfielder that currently plays with the Italian club Livorno.
From Independiente to Vitória SC
Rivas started his career in 1999 with Independiente in the Primera Division Argentina. He was part of the Independiente squad that won the Apertura 2002 championship, ending a 7-year drought without a single title.
In 2004 he moved to Avellaneda's 3rd club; Arsenal de Sarandí but after only one season with Arsenal he was signed by Vitória SC of Portugal.
From Arezzo to Varese
After six months with Serie C1 club Arezzo, he was noted by then-Serie B club Bari who signed him on June 2008. He also played regularly in the club's comeback season to Serie A in 2009–10.
Since 30 January 2012 he plays for the club of Varese.