Rivière playing for France U-21
|Full name||Emmanuel Rivière|
|Date of birth||3 March 1990|
|Place of birth||Le Lamentin, Martinique|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2016–2017||→ Osasuna (loan)||15||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:17, 19 July 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2012
Emmanuel Rivière (born 3 March 1990) is a French professional footballer who plays for Ligue 2 club Metz. Rivière primarily plays in the lead striker role, but can also operate on the wings. He was a French youth international having played at all levels.
Rivière began his football career playing on the French overseas department of Martinique playing for local side Espoir Sainte-Luce in the commune of Sainte-Luce. He attracted interest from French clubs on the mainland after his performances at the annual Coupe Nationale des 14 ans, which was held at the Clairefontaine academy. Notable clubs that scouted him included Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon and Saint-Étienne. The player signed for Saint-Étienne citing the club's history stating, "The ASSE is legendary in Martinique. They're a very big club. My family was happy to see me sign here. My father, who follows a lot of football, talks about them often."
During his early years at the club, former Saint-Étienne striker and fellow Martiniquais Frédéric Piquionne served as a mentor. Rivière made his debut in the reserves at the age of 16. During the summer of 2008, he signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal, which kept him with the Rhône-Alpes-based outfit until 2011.
For the duration of 2008, Rivière did not see any playing time with the senior team; he featured only in the reserves. He made his professional debut on 3 January 2009 in a Coupe de France match against Bordeaux. He started the match and played the full 90 minutes with Saint-Étienne picking up a 1–0 victory courtesy of a goal from Bafétimbi Gomis in the 74th minute. He made his league debut on 31 January in a match against rivals Lyon, coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute; the match ended in a 1–1 draw. Rivière scored his first career goal for Saint-Étienne on 13 May 2009 in the club's 4–2 victory over Le Havre.
Due to the departure of Gomis, injuries to strikers Ilan and Kevin Mirallas, and the late arrival of the Argentine Gonzalo Bergessio, Rivière started the 2009–10 season as the club's first choice striker. On 15 August, Rivière netted his first goal of the season in the club's 3–1 loss to Toulouse. Following the inclusion of Bergessio into the team, Rivière shifted to the winger role. On 9 January 2010, he scored the opening goal in Saint-Étienne's 4–1 cup victory over Lorient. The following week, he scored the game-winning goal in a 2–1 victory over Grenoble. In February and March, Rivière performed valiantly, scoring five goals in seven matches and also assisting on a goal. Saint-Étienne only lost one of the seven matches played during the span, which lifted the club out of the relegation zone. Rivière scored opening goals in matches against Lyon and Lille, both of which ended in a draw, and scored the game-winning goal against Montpellier. On 5 May, Rivière netted another game-winning goal, this time against Boulogne. The 1–0 result assured Saint-Étienne another campaign in Ligue 1 and also relegated Boulogne.
On 22 July 2010, Rivière signed a three-year contract extension with Saint-Étienne until June 2014. Before signing the agreement, he drew interest from Ligue 1 club Toulouse and German club 1899 Hoffenheim.
On 30 January 2013, Rivière joined Monaco on a four-and-a-half-year contract for a fee reported to be around €4 million. He scored his first goal for Monaco on his debut in a 2–0 away win at Arles on 4 February 2013.
He scored in Monaco's first game back in Ligue 1 on 10 August 2013, coming on for James Rodríguez in the 72nd minute and scoring less than ten minutes later, helping the club to a 2–0 victory over Bordeaux. In Monaco's match against Montpellier on 18 August, he scored his first ever career hat-trick as the club eased to a 4–1 victory. He then went on to score against Marseille on 1 September, coming off the bench to net the winning goal.
On 16 July 2014, Rivière joined Premier League side Newcastle United, signing a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £6 million. He became manager Alan Pardew's fifth signing of the 2014 summer transfer window and upon joining the Tyneside club, Rivière spoke of his excitement of joining the club: "I'm very happy to be here at Newcastle. When the club spoke to me I said yes immediately. It was an easy decision because Newcastle is a big club with great fans and a good stadium."
He made his competitive debut on 17 August in Newcastle's opening match of the league season, a 2–0 defeat to Manchester City; he was substituted for fellow debutant Ayoze Pérez after 83 minutes. His first goals for the club came on 24 September when he scored two goals, including a penalty, to help his side defeat Crystal Palace 3–2 in the third round of the League Cup. Rivière did not score in the league until 16 May, when he was set up by goalkeeper Tim Krul to open the scoring away at Queens Park Rangers, with Newcastle eventually losing 1–2 to their already-relegated opponents at Loftus Road. This represents the player's solitary league goal for Newcastle.
On 25 August 2017, Riviere completed a move to French Ligue 1 club FC Metz.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Newcastle United||2014–15||Premier League||23||1||1||0||4||2||—||28||3|
|Osasuna (loan)||2016–17||La Liga||15||0||2||0||—||—||17||0|
- Appearances in the UEFA Cup
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- "La fiche de Bordeaux-Saint-Etienne". L'Equipe. 3 January 2009. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
- "Lyon v. Saint-Étienne Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 31 January 2009. Archived from the original on 2 May 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
- "Le Havre v. Saint-Etienne Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 13 May 2009. Archived from the original on 16 May 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- "Toulouse v. Saint-Etienne Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 15 August 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- "Saint-Etienne v. Lorient Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 9 January 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.[permanent dead link]
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- "Saint-Etienne v. Lille Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 6 March 2010. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- "Saint-Etienne v. Montpellier Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 20 February 2010. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- "Boulogne v. Saint-Etienne Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 5 May 2010. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- "Marseille clinches ninth league title by beating Rennes, nearing French record". The Canadian Press. Google. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- "E. Rivière a prolongé" (in French). France Football. 23 July 2010. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
- "Emmanuel Rivière intéresse Toulouse" (in French). Football Actu. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
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- "Emmanuel RIVIERE au TFC" (in French). Toulouse FC. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
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- "Monaco Sign Emmanuel Rivière". Sky Sports. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
- "AC Arles-Avignon 0-2 AS Monaco". Goal.com. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Ligue 1 roundup: debut Radamel Falcao goal helps Monaco beat Bordeaux". The Guardian. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Monaco thrash Montpellier thanks to hat-trick from Emmanuel Rivière". The Guardian. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Riviere hits hat-trick". ESPNFC. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Big-spending Monaco move top". ESPNFC. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- Marshall, Anthony (16 July 2014). "Newcastle Land Emmanuel Riviere". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
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- Chowdhury, Saj (17 August 2014). "Newcastle 0-2 Man City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- Fifield, Dominic (24 September 2014). "Paul Dummett scores extra-time winner for Newcastle at Crystal Palace". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
- Chowdhury, Saj (16 May 2015). "QPR 2-1 Newcastle". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "Rivière jugará cedido en Osasuna" [Rivière will play on loan at Osasuna] (in Spanish). CA Osasuna. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- "Rivière completes Metz move". Newcastle United Football Club.
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- Emmanuel Rivière at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
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