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Héctor Rivoira

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Héctor Rivoira
Personal information
Full name Héctor Oscar Rivoira
Date of birth (1960-04-10)April 10, 1960
Place of birth Ituzaingó, Argentina
Date of death August 14, 2019(2019-08-14) (aged 59)
Position(s) A la defensiva
Youth career
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 Almirante Brown 155 (?)
1985–1987 Deportivo Italia
1987–1989 Lanús
1989–1991 Defensores de Belgrano
1991–1992 Ituzaingó
Teams managed
1992–1994 Ituzaingó
1995 Almirante Brown
1995–1996 Nueva Chicago
1997 Deportivo Italia
1997–2000 Chacarita Juniors
2000–2001 Quilmes
2001–2003 LDU Quito
2003–2004 Instituto
2004–2005 Ferro Carril Oeste
2005–2007 Chacarita Juniors
2007 Instituto
2008–2009 Atlético Tucumán
2009–2010 Huracán
2010–2011 Rosario Central
2011 Chacarita Juniors
2011–2012 Olimpo de Bahía Blanca
2012 Huracán
2013–2014 Almirante Brown
2014–2015 Atlético Tucumán
2015–2016 Instituto
2016–2018 Crucero del Norte
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:18, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Héctor Oscar Rivoira (10 April 1960 – 14 August 2019) was an Argentine football manager and player who worked as the manager of Atlético Tucumán.

Playing career

Rivoira played for the River Plate youth teams but never played for the first team. in 1981 he joined Almirante Brown where he played 155 games. He then joined Deportivo Italia where he had a brief stint as a Primera División player during the 1986-87 season. Later in his career he played for Club Atlético Lanús and Defensores de Belgrano before playing out his career with local side Club Atlético Ituzaingó.

Managerial career

Rivoira was given the job as manager of Club Atlético Ituzaingó in 1992. He also managed a number of other teams in the 2nd division (Primera B Nacional) teams in the 1990s. In 1999 his Chacarita Juniors team was promoted to the Primera Division after a 2nd place finish. He managed the team for the full Apertura 1999 tournament but was sacked four games into Clausura 2000.[1]

After a season with Quilmes Rivoira travelled to Ecuador to become manager of LDU Quito.

In 2003, he returned to Argentina and became manager of Instituto de Córdoba and led them to the Primera B Nacional championship[1] and earned a team promotion to the Primera División for the 2nd time. Following this promotion he was sacked only 9 games into the Primera División season.

He returned to the 2nd tier managing Ferro Carril Oeste and Chacarita Juniors before returning to instituto in 2007.

In 2008, he took over as manager of newly promoted Atlético Tucumán and led them to the 2008-09 Primera B Nacional championship, his 2nd championship and third promotion at this level.[1] After a poor start to the Primera División season he resigned after 12 games of the Apertura. In December 2009 he was unveiled as the new manager of Club Atlético Huracán, his first appointment as manager of an established Primera División club.

On August 14, 2019, he died at age 59 after struggling for a year with colon cancer.[citation needed]

Titles as a manager

Season Team Title
2003-04 Instituto de Córdoba Primera B Nacional
2008-09 Atlético Tucumán Primera B Nacional


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