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Marcelo Javier Cabrera Rivera (born 18 March 1992) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Melbourne City as a right winger.

Javier Cabrera
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Javier Cabrera Rivera
Date of birth (1992-03-18) 18 March 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Florida, Uruguay
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
Number 8
Youth career
Montevideo Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2017 Montevideo Wanderers 125 (7)
2014–2015Recreativo (loan) 21 (0)
2016–2017Argentinos Juniors (loan) 38 (6)
2017–2018 Argentinos Juniors 26 (1)
2018–2019 Toluca 5 (0)
2019 Montevideo Wanderers 12 (1)
2019– Melbourne City 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2019

Club careerEdit

Born in Florida, Cabrera graduated from Montevideo Wanderers F.C.'s youth setup. On 11 April 2010 he played his first match as a professional, coming on as a late substitute in a 1–1 away draw against Liverpool F.C. for the Uruguayan Primera División championship.

Cabrera scored his first professional goal on 2 October 2010, in a 2–0 away win against Racing Club de Montevideo.[1] He appeared regularly for the club in the following three campaigns, but with his side only achieving mid-table positions.

On 21 July 2014 Cabrera signed a one-year loan deal with Recreativo de Huelva, in Spanish Segunda División.[2] He made his debut for the club on 31 August, starting in a 0–0 away draw against Deportivo Alavés.

On 9 July 2019, Cabrera was signed on a 2-year deal by Australian A-League club Melbourne City.[3]


  1. ^ Racing 0 vs Wanderers 2; Montevideo Wanderers' official website, 2 October 2010 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ El Recreativo logra la cesión del uruguayo 'Cangrejo' Cabrera (Recreativo completes loan of Uruguayan 'Cangrejo' Cabrera); Marca, 21 July 2014 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "City pick up South American winger". FTBL. 9 July 2019.

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