Rigoberto Rivas

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Rigoberto Rivas
Personal information
Full name Rigoberto Manuel Rivas Vindel
Date of birth (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 22)
Place of birth Balfate,[1] Honduras
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder[1]
Club information
Current team
Reggina (on loan from
Internazionale)
Number 99
Youth career
2013–2016 Prato
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Prato 1 (0)
2016–2017Internazionale (loan) 0 (0)
2017– Internazionale 0 (0)
2017–2018Brescia (loan) 15 (0)
2018–2019Ternana (loan) 10 (0)
2019–Reggina (loan) 23 (2)
National team
2019– Honduras U-23 2 (0)
2019– Honduras 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 December 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 November 2019

Rigoberto Manuel Rivas Vindel (born 31 July 1998) is a Honduran professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian club Reggina 1914 on loan from Inter Milan.

Club career[edit]

Prato[edit]

Born in Balfate,[1] Honduras, Rivas started his professional career at Italian Lega Pro club Prato. He made his professional debut on 8 May 2016.[2] Rivas also played for the club in the "Berretti" under-19 youth team that season.[3] Rivas also played a match on 24 February 2013, for Prato's U15 team. However, he was not yet eligible (not yet officially registered), making the team losing the match to Grosseto, as FIGC awarded a 3–0 result in favour to Grosseto.[4]

Internazionale[edit]

Prato signed a 3-year partnership agreement with Internazionale in 2014,[5] which saw the club sell Rivas to Internazionale on 30 August 2016, initially on a temporary basis.[6] The under-19 team of the club won 2016–17 Campionato Nazionale Primavera, with Rivas in the starting lineup in the finals.[7]

Rivas also received a call-up from Inter's first team. Stefano Vecchi, coach of the under-19 as well as a caretaker of the first team, called Rivas for the match against Udinese on 28 May 2017. Rivas was assigned number 42 shirt. He was an unused substitute.[8] Rivas made his non-competitive debut for the first team on 9 July 2017.[9] He was signed by Inter outright on 7 July.[10]

Loan to Brescia[edit]

On 31 August 2017 he was signed by Serie B club Brescia on a season-long loan deal with option to buy.[11] On 10 September he made his Serie B debut for Brescia as a substitute replacing Matteo Cortesi in the 64th minute of a 1–0 away win over Parma.[12] On 8 October, Rivas played his first match as a starter for Brescia, a 3–0 away defeat against Virtus Entella, he was replaced by Alessandro Martinelli in the 74th minute.[13] On 20 October he played his first entire match for Brescia, a 2–0 away defeat against Cremonese.[14]

Loan to Ternana[edit]

On 21 July 2018, Rivas signed to Ternana on loan until 30 June 2019.[15][16] He made his debut in the second round of the Coppa Italia against Carpi and scored the second goal in a 2–0 win.

Loan to Reggina[edit]

On 2 September 2019, he joined Reggina on loan.[17] The following 23 November, Rivas scored his first goal in a 4–1 win against Rende.[18] On 27 August 2020 Inter Milan and Reggina renewed the loan spell for another season.[19]

International career[edit]

Rivas received a call-up from Honduras national football team for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[20] However, he was dropped from the final squad.[21] He did however receive a call-up for friendlies against Paraguay and Brazil on 5 and 9 June 2019.[22] He made his debut against Paraguay – as a starter – in a 1–1 draw.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 8 March 2020
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Prato 2015–16 Serie C 1 0 0 0 1 0
Internazionale 2016–17 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brescia (loan) 2017–18 Serie B 15 0 0 0 15 0
Ternana (loan) 2018–19 Serie C 10 0 2 1 12 1
Reggina (loan) 2019–20 Serie C 16 2 0 0 16 2
Career total 42 2 2 1 44 3

Honours[edit]

Internazionale Primavera
Reggina

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rigoberto Rivas, Inter's young Catracho" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Malotti e Rivas, dalla Cantera Biancazzurra al Professionismo" (Press release) (in Italian). A.C. Prato. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  3. ^ "AMMONIZIONE (I INFR)" (PDF). Campionato Nazionale Dante Berretti. Comunicato Ufficiale (in Italian). Lega Pro. 2015–16 (32/TB). 4 November 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  4. ^ "*GARA U.S.GROSSETO F.C.–A.C.PRATO" (PDF). Settore Giovanile e Scolastico. Comunicato Ufficiale (in Italian). Italian Football Federation (FIGC). 2012–13 (90). 26 February 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  5. ^ "A.C. Prato e F.C. Internazionale raggiungono l´accordo" (Press release) (in Italian). A.C. Prato. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Rigoberto Rivas in prestito all'FC Internazionale" (Press release) (in Italian). A.C. Prato. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Inter Primavera are champions of Italy" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Inter round off season with 5-2 win over Udinese" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 28 May 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  9. ^ "INTER V WSG WATTENS line-ups" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Calcio Mercato" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 7 July 2017. Archived from the original on 10 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Rivas moves to Brescia". FC Internazionale - Inter Milan. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  12. ^ "Parma vs. Brescia - 10 September 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  13. ^ "Virtus Entella vs. Brescia - 8 October 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  14. ^ "Cremonese vs. Brescia - 20 October 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  15. ^ "UFFICIALE: Ternana, arriva in prestito Rivas" [Official: Ternana, Rivas arrives on loan]. Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). TC&C. 21 July 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Rigoberto Rivas moves to Ternana" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 21 July 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  17. ^ "RIVAS È UN NUOVO CALCIATORE DELLA REGGINA" (Press release) (in Italian). Reggina 1914. 2 September 2019.
  18. ^ Rigoberto Rivas anota su primer gol con el Reggina en la Serie C de Italia (Rigoberto Rivas scored his first goal with Reggina in the Italian Serie C); Diez, 23 November 2019 (in Spanish)
  19. ^ "RIGOBERTO RIVAS SIGNS FOR REGGINA" (Press release). inter.it. 27 August 2020. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  20. ^ "Internationals: Rivas called up by Honduras" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Honduras Roster". CONCACAF Gold Cup. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  22. ^ La convocatoria de Honduras para amistosos ante Brasil y Paraguay en Sudamerica; (in Spanish)
  23. ^ "Paraguay v Honduras game report". ESPN. 5 June 2019.
  24. ^ Rigoberto La Reggina de Rigo Rivas y Germán 'Tanque' Denis asciende a la Serie B de Italia (Rigo Rivas and Germán Denis's Reggina is promoted to the Serie B of Italy); Diez, 8 June 2020 (in Spanish)

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