Welcome to NorthEast United FC, Janeiler Rivas!

February 18, 2019


We are delighted to announce the signing of Columbian centre-back, Janeiler Rivas Palacios, as a free agent for the remainder for the ISL 2018/19 season!

Rivas has provided solidity to the backline for his previous clubs like CA Cerro, Boyacá Chicó, Atlético Huila, Alianza Atl. and Millonarios before joining us at the crucial end of the season to reinforce our title charge.
In his last season with Millonarios FC, he aided the club to a record 15th title in the First Division of Colombia, the Categoría Primera A.


Rivas is a ball-playing defender blessed with both technique and composure in abundance. The 30-year-old Colombian centre-back is known to build attacks from the backline and is also adept at more traditional aspects of the job such as winning headers and making interceptions.

Standing tall at 6' 6", Rivas presents a commanding, well-built figure who’s difficult to get the better of either in the air or in a foot race. Fondly called 'Chiquito', Rivas is rarely outmanoeuvred by opposition strikers. Most impressive, though, is his ability with the ball and the ability to keep his cool in possession.

Rivas will be replacing injured Croatian centre-back, Mislav Komorski, to partner the defensive duties with Mato Grgic to fight for the title glory for the 2018/19 season.

We welcome 'Chiquito' Rivas to the Highlanders family!


Full Information

Name: Janeiler Rivas Palacios

Place and date of birth: Quibdó, Chocó / May 18, 1988

Age: 28 years 

Height: 1.94 meters 

Position: Defending

Previous Club: Millonarios FC (Colombia)


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