Bryan Ruiz González (born 18 August 1985) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Liga FPD club Alajuelense as well as the Costa Rica national team, which he also captains.
He is a left-footed attacking midfielder with the ability to play as a second striker. Ruiz is the only Central American player to have competed in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores.
Bryan Ruiz Bio/Wiki
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Bryan Ruiz Personal Life
Ruiz has two brothers, one of which, Yendrick, is also a football player. Bryan and Yendrick were colleagues at Alajuelense for two weeks before Bryan joined Gent.
Costa Rica did not play the Dominican Republic until August 14, 2013, in a friendly. Ruiz was a contributor for Costa Rican sports weekly Al Da from 2011 until the publication’s demise in 2014.
Bryan Ruiz Family
Bryan Ruiz, a Costa Rican citizen, was born on August 18, 1985, in San Jose, Costa Rica. He was born and raised in Costa Rica by Costa Rican parents.
The athlete is the son of three brothers, Yendrick Ruiz, Anthony Ruiz Gonzalaz, and Robin Ruiz Gonzalez, as well as one sister, Maria Ruiz Gonzalez. Bryan Ruiz is married, which speaks much about his personal life.
On March 24, 2014, he married his gorgeous fiancée Carolina Jaikel. They had their wedding ceremony in the company of some close relatives and friends. The couple has two children, a son called Benjamin and a girl named Mathias Ruiz, who are both doing well in life.
Bryan Ruiz Club Career
Ruiz made his professional debut for Liga Deportiva Alajuelense on November 30, 2003, against Municipal Pérez Zeledón, in Costa Rica’s top division. He created a trio with two attackers, Rolando Fonseca and Froylán Ledezma, and established himself as a goalscorer and playmaker.
Ruiz scored his debut goal against Ramonense on December 23, 2003, scoring twice against Fernando Patterson. For his facial feature, he was dubbed La Comadreja (The Weasel) in Alajuelense. He was a member of the squad that won regional titles like the UNCAF Cup and the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup.
Ruiz signed a four-year contract with Gent in the summer of 2006, together with Randall Azofeifa from Deportivo Saprissa and Roy Myrie from Liga Deportiva Alajuelense.
On December 8, 2007, he scored his maiden hat-trick against Lokeren. He was the captain and top scorer for the squad in the Belgian League that season.
The Dutch club FC Twente announced on July 15, 2009, that they had signed Ruiz for a sum of roughly €5 million and committed to get a portion of any subsequent transfer.
He agreed to a four-year contract with the Eredivisie club. Ruiz made his debut for the new club in an away defeat over Sparta Rotterdam, scoring the second goal of the game with an assist from fellow newcomer, Miroslav Stoch. On December 12, 2009, he scored for the eleventh time in 10 matches against NAC Breda.
Ruiz scored three goals in the 46th, 49th, and 50th minutes in a hat-trick against Sparta on March 27, 2010. FC Twente won the Eredivisie for the first time in their history on May 2, 2010, with a 2-0 victory over NAC Breda; Ruiz scored the game’s opening goal in the 23rd minute.
With 24 goals in Eredivisie action, he concluded the season as Twente’s leading scorer. In August 2011, scouts from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were watching Ruiz; nevertheless, on August 18, 2011, Ruiz reported that Fulham was in negotiations with him. “Fulham is a genuine alternative for me,” he told a local source.
That is also a Premier League team, and the league is amazing. “Fulham has already made touch with my agency. We will surely discuss if Fulham becomes serious.”
Fulham confirmed the acquisition of Ruiz for an unknown price on August 31, 2011, the final day of the Premier League summer transfer window. His debut came against Blackburn Rovers at home on September 11, 2011, and he scored his first goal for Fulham in a 3-1 home defeat against Everton on October 23, 2011.
Ruiz shattered a bone in his foot during a match against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium on 7 April 2012, necessitating a stretcher and an operation that kept him out for 10 weeks.
Ruiz started Fulham’s first Premier League game of the season, a 5-0 win against Norwich, on August 18, 2012, and helped Mladen Petri in scoring his second goal on his debut. He ended the 2012-13 season with 31 first-team appearances and five goals.
Ruiz signed a three-year contract with Sporting CP on July 7, 2015. He made his debut for the club in a Supertaça match against S.L. Benfica in 2015, which Sporting won 1-0.
Ruiz scored his first goal for Sporting against Beşiktaş in the UEFA Europa League group stage on October 1, 2015. On October 25, he scored his first goal in the Primeira Liga in a 3-0 defeat over Benfica at the Estádio do Luz. On 5 March 2016, he missed an open goal in another derby, as Benfica won 1-0 at Estádio José Alvalade, pushing Sporting out of second place in the league.
Santos FC signed free agent Ruiz to a two-and-a-half-year contract on July 11, 2018. On August 8, he made his debut for the club, coming on as a half-time substitute for Diego Pituca in a 1-1 away tie against Ceará.
Ruiz made only 12 league appearances in his first season and did not play a single minute in his second, under Jorge Sampaoli. After failing to play again under Jesualdo Ferreira, he cancelled his contract with the club on July 13, 2020, citing “wage violations and moral harm.”
Bryan Ruiz International Career
On June 19, 2005, Ruiz made his Costa Rica debut against China. He has represented Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cups in 2005, 2011, and 2015, captaining the squad in the latter event.
In the 2005 tournament, he scored his first international goal against Honduras. Ruiz scored six goals during Costa Rica’s 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, but the team was eliminated in the intercontinental play-off by Uruguay. He scored three goals in the 2014 qualifiers to propel his team to the tournament finals in Brazil. Ruiz was nominated to Costa Rica’s team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in June 2014.
At the team’s first match, he led Los Ticos to a 3-1 victory over Uruguay in Fortaleza. On 20 June, Ruiz scored the only goal as Costa Rica defeated four-time champion Italy 1-0 to advance to the round of 16, where he scored again as his side tied 1-1 with Greece. Ruiz later converted his penalty attempt as Costa Rica won the penalty shootout 5-3.
Ruiz was one of two Costa Ricans who saw their penalty attempts saved by Tim Krul in a 4-3 penalty shootout loss to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals. He was nominated to Costa Rica’s 23-man team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May 2018. He scored a last-minute equalizer from the penalty spot in a 2-2 draw against Switzerland in the previous group-stage encounter.
Bryan Ruiz Net Worth
Bryan earns a nice living from his football career. His net worth, which includes his assets and earnings, is estimated to be $15 million. His current club, Sporting CP, earns him $2.3 Million per year.
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Bryan Ruiz FIFA 22 Stats
In FIFA 22, Bryan Ruiz has an overall rating of 76 and his potential is also 76.
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How old is Bryan Ruiz?
He is currently 38 years old as of 2023.
What is the height of Bryan Ruiz?
He is 188 cm tall.
What position does Bryan Ruiz play?
He plays as a left midfielder position.
How much is Bryan Ruiz’s net worth?
After his transfer to Santos, his net worth is $13 Million.