Daniel Armando Ríos

Daniel Armando Ríos Calderón (born 22 February 1995) is a Mexican footballer who plays as a striker for Nashville SC on loan from Nashville SC (MLS) of Major League Soccer.

Daniel Ríos
Personal information
Full name Daniel Armando Ríos Calderón
Date of birth (1995-02-22) 22 February 1995
Place of birth Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Nashville SC
Youth career
2009–2015 Guadalajara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Guadalajara 0 (0)
2016Coras (loan) 9 (4)
2017Coras (loan) 16 (5)
2017Zacatepec (loan) 13 (4)
2018North Carolina FC (loan) 31 (20)
2019– Nashville SC 0 (0)
2019Nashville SC (USL) (loan) 31 (20)
National team
2014 Mexico U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 October 2019


C.D. Guadalajara

Ríos made his professional debut in a Copa MX match against Irapuato on 24 February 2015.[1]

Loan at Coras

In December 2015, it was announced Ríos was sent out on loan to Ascenso MX club Coras de Tepic in order to gain professional playing experience. He scored a brace on his debut on 8 January 2015 against Murciélagos; the match ended in a 6-0 win.[2]

Loan at Nashville

On 20 November 2018, Nashville MLS announced Ríos as their first signing for the 2020 MLS season. Nashville loaned Ríos to USL side Nashville SC for the 2019 season.[3]In his initial season with the club, Ríos was named to the 2018 All-League First Team, notching 20 goals in just 31 matches.[4] On 7 August 2019, Ríos scored a goal in the 56th minute in a 4-0 victory over Hartford Athletic, giving him goals in five consecutive games dating back to July 6.[5] Less than two weeks later, on 18 August 2019, Ríos scored two goals against the Charlotte Independence to give Nashville a 3-1 win, earning him Man of the Match honors.[6]

Ríos's 17 goals in the 2019 season rank second in the USL. Three more goals would make Ríos the first player in USL history to score 20 goals in multiple seasons.[7]





  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Daniel Armando Ríos Calderón". AscensoMX.net. Ascenso MX.
  3. "Nashville Mls Signs Daniel Ríos As First Mls Player - Nashville Sc". Mls2nashville.com. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. "Daniel Ríos". Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  5. "Nashville SC shuts out Hartford Athletic 4-0". 7 August 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  6. "Daniel Ríos". Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  7. "Ríos Nets Pair of Goals in Budweiser Man of the Match Performance". 18 August 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  8. "¡CHIVAS CAMPEÓN DE LA COPA MX APERTURA 2015!". chivasdecorazon.com.mx. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  9. "¡Chivas Campeón de la SuperCopa MX!". chivasdecorazon.com.mx. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
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