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Nelson Rivas
Personal information
Full name Nelson Enrique Rivas López
Date of birth March 25, 1983 (1983-03-25) (age 26)
Place of birth Pradera, Colombia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Centre back, Right back
Club information
Current club Livorno
(on loan from Internazionale)
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Deportivo Pasto 12 (0)
2003 Deportivo Cali 3 (0)
2003 Deportes Tolima 18 (0)
2004–2006 Deportivo Cali 93 (2)
2007 River Plate 9 (0)
2007– Internazionale 16 (0)
2009- Livorno (loan) 13 (2)
National team
2008– Colombia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nelson Rivas is a Colombian football defender. He was born on March 25 1983, in the city of Pradera in Colombia. He currently plays at Serie A. He is nicknamed Tyson after the famous American boxer due to his size, appearance and strength. Inter fans have also nicknamed him The Giant.



He is a Serie A champion, having won it with Inter in the 2007-2008 season. Rivas is also a two time winner of the Copa Mustang in Colombia, first with Deportes Tolima in 2003 and for the second time with Deportivo Cali in 2005. He has also played for legendary club River Plate in Argentina.

On September 23, 2007 it was reported in Italy that Rivas had collapsed at the Saturday training session the previous day. He went to further examinations throughout the week after the incident.[1] He has since recovered.

On October 4, 2008 he injured his knee in the Serie A game against Bologna. [2]


Season Club Title
2003 Colombia Deportes Tolima Copa Mustang
2005 Colombia Deportivo Cali Copa Mustang
2008 Italy Inter Milan Serie A
2008 Italy Inter Milan Italian Super Cup


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