Blas Miguel Riveros Galeano (born 3 February 1998) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a defender for FC Basel in the Swiss Super League and for the Paraguay national football team.

Blas Riveros
Blás Riveros 2019.jpg
Riveros with Basel in 2019
Personal information
Full name Blas Miguel Riveros Galeano
Date of birth (1998-02-03) 3 February 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Itauguá, Paraguay
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Basel
Number 15
Youth career
0000–2015 Olimpia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Olimpia 20 (0)
2016– Basel 29 (1)
National team
2015–2016 Paraguay U17 11 (0)
2016– Paraguay 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 May 2016

Club careerEdit

Olimpia AsunciónEdit

Riveros started his professional career with Olimpia Asunción in the Primera División Paraguaya after coming through their youth system. He lifted the Primera División title with the club in 2015.

BaselEdit

On 4 May 2016, FC Basel announced that they had signed Riveros on a five-year deal. Due to Riveros' commitments with the Paraguay national football team in the Copa America, he was not expected to join the Basel first team until the beginning of July.[1] Riveros made his debut for his new team on 15 October 2016 in the home game against Luzern. The game ended with a 3–0 victory and Riveros played the full game.[2]

In the 2016–17 UEFA Youth League group stage Riveros played in each of the six matches as the Basel U-19 team qualified for the knock-out round.[3]

Under trainer Urs Fischer Riveros won the Swiss Super League championship at the end of the 2016–17 Super League season. For the club this was the eighth title in a row and their 20th championship title in total.[4] They also won the Swiss Cup for the twelfth time, which meant they had won the double for the sixth time in the club's history.[5]

International careerEdit

On 28 May 2016, Riveros made his debut for the Paraguay national football team against Mexico and he played the full game. He was named in Paraguay's squad for the Copa América Centenario.[6] He failed to make an appearance, however, as Paraguay were eliminated at the group stages without having recorded a win.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 1 May 2018
Appearances, goals and assists by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Olimpia Asunción 2014–15 Paraguayan Primera División 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2015–16 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
Basel 2016-17 Swiss Super League 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2017–18 21 1 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 28 2
Total 29 1 4 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 38 2
Career total 49 1 4 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 58 2

HonoursEdit

Basel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2016). "Der FC Basel 1893 verpflichtet Blás Riveros". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ Caspar Marti (2016). "3:0 Sieg gegen Luzern in einem unterhaltsamen Spiel". fcb.ch. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ UEFA.com (2016). "Gruppenphase Groupe A". uefa.com. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  4. ^ Marti, Casper (2017). "Der Saisonabschluss im Zeitraffer". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Swiss football: FC Basel wins 3-0 over Sion in Geneva; police extra vigilant after game". allaboutgeneva.com. 25 May 2017.
  6. ^ Rojas, Roberto (31 May 2016). "Copa America Centenario: Paraguay Team Preview". Vavel. Retrieved 5 June 2016.

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