Víctor Rivera (football manager)

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Victor Rivera
Personal information
Full name Victor Hugo Rivera Coronado
Date of birth (1968-11-10) 10 November 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Teams managed
Years Team
2006–2009 Universidad San Martín de Porres
2010 Sporting Cristal
2011– 2013 Universidad César Vallejo

Victor Hugo Rivera Coronado, popularly known as "El Chino", (born 10 November 1968 in Lima, Peru) is a Peruvian football manager, currently managing Universidad César Vallejo of the Peruvian First Division.[1]

Rivera previously managed Universidad San Martín de Porres, where he won back-to-back national titles in 2007 and 2008, and Sporting Cristal.[2][3]


Rivera debuted as an interim manager during the end of the 2006 season replacing Juan Antonio Pizzi, who was in charge of Universidad San Martín de Porres. With three matches to close the season, San Martin under Rivera won all three, against Cienciano, Sporting Cristal, and Coronel Bolognesi.

After the 2006 season, the board of Universidad San Martín decided to give him position as manager for the 2007 season. On 27 May 2007, Universidad San Martín beat Cienciano to become Apertura champions. That same year they became national champions for the first time in their short history.

Rivera debuted internationally when Universidad San Martín played in the 2008 Copa Libertadores. They did not manage to pass the first round but left a good impression. That same season they won the Clausura tournament and became national champions again as the Apertura champions, Universitario de Deportes, failed to finish in the top 6 of the Torneo Clausura and thus not creating a play off between both champions.

In 2009, Rivera and Universidad San Martín played in the 2009 Copa Libertadores and passed the first round where they lost against Gremio. During the second stage of the 2009 season, Rivera left Universidad San Martín and was soon after announced by Sporting Cristal that he would replace Juan Carlos Oblitas as manager for the 2010 season.

He left Sporting Cristal after one season to join Universidad César Vallejo.

On 1 January 2016, Rivera was appointed manager of Juan Aurich.


Season Club Title
2007 Universidad San Martín de Porres Peruvian First Division
2008 Universidad San Martín de Porres Peruvian First Division


  1. ^ "'Chino' y 'poeta': Víctor Rivera es el nuevo técnico de Vallejo" ['Chinese' and 'poet': Víctor Rivera is the new coach of Vallejo] (in Spanish). depor.pe. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Víctor Rivera dejó de ser el entrenador de la San Martín" [Víctor Rivera no longer coach of San Martín]. El Comercio (in Spanish). 3 September 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sporting Cristal presentó a Víctor Rivera como su técnico para el 2010" [Sporting Cristal presents Víctor Rivera as coach for 2010] (in Spanish). peru.com. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2011.