Juande, professional and renewed until 2023

The young defender now has a professional registration on the first team and extends his contract with Málaga CF until the end of the 2022/23 season.


06/08/2020 12:53

Juan de Dios Rivas, ‘Juande’ as he’s known in the world of football, will remain with the Malaguista entity for another three seasons, as a professional player, rewarding his contribution to the team during the past 19/20 season. He performed well in defence in the nine matches he played in LaLiga Smartbank, providing security and professionalism despite his young age, having turned 21 in July.

The central defender from Córdoba arrived at Málaga CF in the 14/15 season in the ‘cadete’ category, moving on to the División de Honor Juvenil from 16/17 to 17/18, culminating his training at The Academy with Atlético Malagueño, where he stayed until his first team debut on 14th January 2020, playing 90 minutes in the 1-0 victory against SD Ponferradina.

At the hand of Sergio Pellicer, who has known him from a young age, he took part in nine matches in 19/20, a total of 810 minutes, in which he showed he is a central defender with many guarantees for the present and future.

With this latest move, Málaga CF strengthens its commitment to players from The Academy, and we’ll have Juande for a long time to come.


Talking about... Juande

24/10/2020 19:46 | Previous

Match preview: #MálagaMirandés

In the Blue and Whites’ second consecutive home game, Málaga CF is hosting CD Mirandés at La Rosaleda on LaLiga SmartBank matchday 8. Kick-off is on Sunday at 20:30.

23/10/2020 18:26 | First team

Kilometre 7: #MálagaRealSporting

Málaga CF defeated Real Sporting by 1-0 at La Rosaleda with an impressive goal from Juande to secure another three points for Sergio Pellicer’s men.