Peruvian striker who has been with Flamengo since 2015. He led Copa America in scoring in 2011 while playing for Hamburger SV. He also played for Corinthians from 2012 until 2015. He debuted for the Peruvian national team in 2004.
He entered the Alianza Lima youth system at age 8.
He earned the prestigious Bronze Ball award in the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup.
His older brother, Julio Rivera Gonzalez, also became a member of Peru's national team.
He was teammates with Philipp Lahm on Bayern Munich from 2004 to 2006.