Christian Rivera


Promising defensive midfielder who has plenty of experience despite his youth

Christian Rivera was born on 9 July 1997 in Gijón in Asturias. He began his career in his home town club of Sporting before moving to rivals Real Oviedo at the age of 16 with whom he made his debut in the Spanish Second Division. He scored his first goal as a professional in a game against Alcorcón.

In the summer of 2016 Rivera signed for SD Eibar and with the Basque side he appeared in the First Division and in the Copa del Rey. Rivera arrived at FC Barcelona in the winter transfer market of the 2017/18 season on loan from Eibar. 

Technical profile

Rivera is a strong physical presence in midfield who works hard defensively to prevent opponents from dominating in that area of the field. The Asturian’s height means he is excellent in the air but he is also technical proficient with the ball at his feet. Despite his youth, he has already played more than 30 matches at the top level and is one of the young defensive midfielders to watch in Spanish Football.