Riera playing for Western Sydney Wanderers in 2017
|Full name||Oriol Riera Magem|
|Date of birth||3 July 1986|
|Place of birth||Vic, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Western Sydney Wanderers|
|2015||→ Deportivo La Coruña (loan)||21||(4)|
|2015–2017||Deportivo La Coruña||22||(2)|
|2016–2017||→ Osasuna (loan)||22||(4)|
|2017–||Western Sydney Wanderers||25||(15)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 December 2016
Born in Vic, Barcelona, Catalonia, Riera played youth football with La Liga giants FC Barcelona, but spent the vast majority of his tenure with the club in representation of the C and B-teams. Official input with the main squad consisted of 13 minutes in a 4–0 away win against Ciudad de Murcia for the season's Copa del Rey – when he was still a junior – on 17 December 2003.
After leaving the Camp Nou, Riera resumed his career in Segunda División B, where he played with Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa and Celta de Vigo B. He appeared in five Segunda División games with the latter's main squad, four as a starter.
From 2009 to 2013, Riera competed in the second level, with Córdoba CF and AD Alcorcón. He scored 18 goals in his second year with the latter side, (including a hat-trick in a 3–1 success at UD Las Palmas on 8 September 2012), helping them to the promotion play-offs.
On 5 July 2013, Riera signed for three seasons with CA Osasuna. He made his La Liga debut on 18 August, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–2 home loss to Granada CF; his first goal in the competition came on 20 September of the same year, in a 2–1 win against Elche CF also at the El Sadar Stadium.
On 28 June 2014, after Osasuna's relegation, Riera agreed to a three-year deal with Wigan Athletic of the Football League Championship, for a reported £2 million fee. He scored his first goal for his new team on 23 August, the only against Blackpool in a 1–0 victory at the DW Stadium.
Deportivo La Coruña
Riera returned to his country's top division on 7 January 2015, signing on loan to Deportivo de La Coruña until the end of the season. On 30 June he agreed to a permanent deal at the Estadio Riazor, having narrowly avoided relegation. On 12 August 2016, Riera returned to his former club Osasuna after agreeing to a one-year loan deal.
Western Sydney Wanderers
- "Debe ser el número 23" [Must be number 23] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 18 November 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- Overmars entra y decide (Overmars comes in and decides); Mundo Deportivo, 18 December 2003 (in Spanish)
- El delantero Oriol Riera que procede del Celta ficha por el Córdoba (Forward Oriol Riera who comes from Celta signs for Córdoba); Marca, 16 July 2010 (in Spanish)
- Oriol Riera, tercer refuerzo del Alcorcón (Oriol Riera, third Alcorcón addition); Marca, 11 July 2011 (in Spanish)
- Oriol Riera impulsa al Alcorcón en Las Palmas (Oriol Riera thrusts Alcorcón in Las Palmas); Marca, 8 September 2012 (in Spanish)
- Oriol Riera: "Con el Alcorcón quiero hacer cosas importantes" (Oriol Riera: "I want to make it big with Alcorcón"); Diario AS, 10 January 2013 (in Spanish)
- El Girona, por la vía rápida (Girona, through the fast lane); Marca, 16 June 2013 (in Spanish)
- Oriol Riera, tercer fichaje rojillo para la próxima campaña (Oriol Riera, third signing of Rojillos for next season); Diario AS, 5 July 2013 (in Spanish)
- Granada hold on for victory Archived 1 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; ESPN FC, 18 August 2013
- Rojillos get first win Archived 28 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; ESPN FC, 20 September 2013
- Latics sign Oriol Riera; Wigan Athletic, 28 June 2014
- "Wigan 1–0 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- "Oriol Riera: Deportivo La Coruna sign Wigan Athletic striker on loan". BBC Sport. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- "El Deportivo confirma el fichaje de Oriol Riera" [Deportivo confirms the signing of Oriol Riera] (in Spanish). Marca. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
- "Oriol Riera vuelve a Osasuna" [Oriol Riera returns to Osasuna] (in Spanish). CA Osasuna. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
- "El Real Club Deportivo rescinde el contrato de Oriol Riera" [Real Club Deportivo terminate the contract of Oriol Riera] (in Spanish). Deportivo La Coruña. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
- Bossi, Dominic (5 July 2017). "Western Sydney Wanderers sign La Liga regular Oriol Riera as first marquee player". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
- Clements, Ashley (30 December 2013). "Fabregas and friends help Catalonia conquer Cape Verde as Barca stars take part in festive friendly match". Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 July 2014.