|Full name||Ricardo Emmanuel Rivera de León|
|Date of birth||17 April 1997|
|Place of birth||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2004–2015||Atlético de San Juan|
|2015–2016||Racing Algemesí CF|
|2012||Puerto Rico U17||3||(0)|
|2016||Puerto Rico U20||3||(0)|
|2019||Puerto Rico U23||3||(2)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 31 October 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12 June 2022
Youth and college
Rivera played most of his youth career at Club Atlético de San Juan before moving to Valencia in 2015 where he played one year at Racing Algemesí. From 2016 to 2018, he played college soccer at UPR Mayagüez where he won the championship twice and earned awards including MVP and top goalscorer.
Ricardo was called up to the Puerto Rico national under-17 football team under manager Jeaustin Campos in 2012 for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. In 2016 he played for the Puerto Rico national under-20 football team. Same year he was called up and made his debut for the senior national team for friendly matches against Dominican Republic. In July 2019, he was called up for the Puerto Rico national under-23 football team for the 2020 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship qualification. He scored the winning goal in the 93' minute on his debut against Antigua and Barbuda.
- As of match played 12 June 2022.
|1||28 March 2021||Estadio Centroamericano, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico||Trinidad and Tobago||1–1||1–1||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||2 June 2021||Estadio Centroamericano, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico||Bahamas||2–0||7–0|
|4||8 June 2021||Georgetown Football Stadium, Georgetown, Guyana||Guyana||1–0||1–0|
|5||12 June 2022||Estadio Centroamericano, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico||British Virgin Islands||2–0||6–0||2022–23 CONCACAF Nations League C|
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