Jaime Riveros

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Riveros and the second or maternal family name is Valenzuela.
Jaime Riveros
Personal information
Full name Jaime Eduardo Riveros Valenzuela
Date of birth (1970-11-27) 27 November 1970
Place of birth Quinta de Tilcoco, Chile
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Playmaker
Club information
Current team
Deportes Santa Cruz (manager)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 O'Higgins 46 (7)
1992Dep. Santa Cruz (loan) 24 (6)
1995–2000 Cobreloa 175 (74)
2001–2004 Santiago Wanderers 135 (44)
2005 Universidad de Chile 16 (2)
2005 Deportivo Cali 10 (1)
2006 Santiago Wanderers 15 (1)
2006–2007 Huachipato 52 (20)
2008–2009 Everton 71 (19)
2010 Unión Temuco 16 (4)
2010–2011 Palestino 45 (2)
National team
1997–2001 Chile 14 (4)
Teams managed
2014 Deportes Santa Cruz

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2012.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 November 2011

Jaime Eduardo Riveros Valenzuela (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈjaime řiˈβeɾos], born 27 November 1970) is a former Chilean footballer.

Club career


He began his career in 1992 at Rancagua side O'Higgins, near Quinta de Tilcoco, town where Riveros born.[1] In his first full season was loaned to Deportes Santa Cruz on a season long deal.[2] After impressing at second-tier club, he returned to O'Higgins the next season and break into Manuel Pellegrini starting lineup in 1993.[3]

In 1995, he joined Cobreloa, where played the Copa CONMEBOL in his first season, having a well performance because played all four games of his team for the contest, and scored two goals in the two leg matches against Ciclista Lima,[4] first scoring his side's goal in the 1–4 away loss at Lima,[4] for then score during the 7–2 thrash at Calama.[4] However his team was eliminated by Rosario Central in the next key for a 5–1 aggregate loss.[4] During that season, Riveros and Cobreloa reached the Copa Chile final too, losing it on hands of Universidad Católica.[5]

At Loa River based-side, Riveros earned 175 and scored 74 times, being Cobreloa's playmaker for more than five years.

After their long spell with the Zorros del Desierto, in 2001, he moved to Santiago Wanderers, where helped the team to reach Primera División honour (league title)[6] under Jorge Garcés as coach[7] (who was manager of Riveros in Cobreloa during 1995), achieving of that form a title that Wanderers had failed to win since 1968.[8] However, the same season was named the league most valuable player.[9] In his last season at Valparaiso side, Riveros reached a record scoring 21 goals in 15 consecutive weeks during the 2004 Torneo Apertura.[1]

In January 2005, Riveros joined Chilean powerhouse Universidad de Chile, where had a short spell, playing the Copa Libertadores and netting two goals in 16 league games. After a regular performance with Los Azules, on mid-year he moved to Colombian side Deportivo Cali, where won the Torneo Finalización.[1]

After be released by Cali team, in 2006, Riveros re–joined his former club Santiago Wanderers.[10] Then, on mid-year he moved to Huachipato managed by Arturo Salah,[11] who permanently used him as the starting lineup's playmaker. In December 2007, he failed to renew his contract and was released.


In 2008, he joined Everton and helped the team to win Torneo Apertura, being a key player during the campaign.


In November 2011 he played his last professional match with CD Palestino against Unión San Felipe.[12]

Managerial career

In 2014, Riveros became Deportes Santa Cruz coach.[3]

International career

He has played for seven different clubs and has been called up to the national team. He made his national team debut on 4 January 1997, against Armenia. He represented his country at the Copa América 1997 playing in two games.

He also played three games for Chile in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification, and other three in the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying, where scored a free kick goal against Colombia in a 3–1 away loss.[13]



Santiago Wanderers
Deportivo Cali



  1. 1 2 3 4 "Las curiosidades que marcarán el retiro de Jaime Riveros". La Tercera. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  2. "Jaime "La Liebre" Riveros vuelve al fútbol y debutará como DT en Unión Santa Cruz". Ferplei. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  3. 1 2 "Jaime Riveros debuta como DT con la idea de emular el sello de su ex técnico Manuel Pellegrini". Emol. 8 March 2014.
  4. 1 2 3 4 "Copa Conmebol 1995". RSSSSF.com. 17 September 2014.
  5. "1995: La tercera Copa Chile de la UC". sangrecruzada.cl. 17 September 2014.
  6. "Jaime Riveros, ex campeón con Santiago Wanderers y Everton, le dice adiós al fútbol esta tarde". Soychile.cl. 27 November 2011.
  7. "Wanderers campeón". El Mercurio de Valparaíso. 17 September 2014.
  8. "Campañas: Santiago Wanderers, el último campeón de un torneo largo". Ferplei. 17 September 2014.
  9. "Jaime Riveros: "Siempre me cuidé para rendir"". Cnxradio.cl. 17 September 2014.
  10. "Jaime Riveros deberá esperar para reverdecer laureles en Wanderers". Cooperativa.cl. 4 February 2006. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  11. "Jaime Riveros será el relevo de Millar en el mediocampo de Huachipato". Cooperativa.cl. 4 February 2006. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  12. "Jaime Riveros se retiró del fútbol en triunfo de Palestino sobre U. San Felipe". cooperativa.cl. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  13. "Colombia 3-1 Chile (Eliminatorias Corea–Japón 2002) - Narración William Vinasco". YouTube. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
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