Roberto Rivas

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Roberto Rivas
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-07-17)July 17, 1941
Place of birth El Salvador
Date of death 1972
Playing position Right Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1970 Alianza
National team
1968–1970 El Salvador
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Roberto Rivas (born July 17, 1941 — died in 1972) was a football player from El Salvador.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed La Burra (The Donkey), Rivas was a one-club man and has only played for Alianza during the 1960s and won two league titles in 1965 and 1966 when he played alongside fellow club legends like José Quintanilla, Mario Monge and Francisco Zamora.

International career[edit]

Rivas has represented his country in 10 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 1968 Olympic Games and at the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.[1]


Rivas died in an accident or suicide in 1972.[2] By June 2010, Rivas was one of six 1968 Olympic footballers of El Salvador who had already died.[3] Alianza retired the number 2 shirt in honour of Rivas.[4]


  1. ^ Roberto RivasFIFA competition record
  2. ^ Alianza F.C. Entre Los 10 Mejores (Spanish)
  3. ^ Hace 40 años de aquel México 70 - El (Spanish)
  4. ^ En memoria del fallecido delantero "Tito" Díaz - La Prensa Gráfica (Spanish)

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