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Bryan Ruiz

Forward

Profile

  • Age: 29 years old (18 August 1985)
  • Place of Birth: Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Nationality: Costa Rican
  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 79kg
  • Debut: 11 September 2011: Fulham 1-1 Blackburn Rovers (Barclays Premier League)
  • Previous Club(s): Alajuelense, KAA Gent, FC Twente, PSV Eindhoven (loan)

Biography

As one of the Club’s primary transfer targets in the summer of 2011, Bryan Ruiz’s arrival was greeted with much excitement – for the Costa Rican forward was widely recognised as one of the leading talents outside of the continent’s top bracket leagues.

Ambitious and steadfast in his desire to improve, Ruiz, whose move to a top European league had long been mooted, is a player that has forged a reputation as a game-changing talent.

One that can play down either flank or through the middle, he scored for fun at former club FC Twente whom he helped to the Dutch league title in 2010.

It is fair to say that the Costa Rica captain expected to make more of an impact in his debut season, but the 2012/13 campaign saw improvements to his all-round game as he became more difficult to shrug off the ball, while he also contributed defensively with his fair share of tackles.

After making 14 appearances in 2013/14, Ruiz joined PSV Eindhoven on loan in January and he went on to score five times in 14 games for the Dutch side.

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Overall
Minutes played 952
Appearances 12
Substitutions (Off) 9
Offence
Goals 4
Minutes per goal 238.0
 »  Left Foot 3
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 3 / 1
Penalty Success  (Taken) 1 / 1
Shooting Accuracy  (On Target / Off Target) 6 / 5
Free Kicks 1
Corners (Successful) 5
Crosses (Successful) 5
Offsides 1
Dribbles (Successful) 9
Corners Won 5
Chances Created 14
Assists 2
Movement
Touches 633
Passes (Successful) 353
 »  Short (Successful) 329
 »  Long (Successful) 24
Throw-ins (Successful) 2
Through Balls 1
Defence
Clean Sheets 1
Goals Conceded 15
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 13 / 2
Tackles (Won) 14
Interceptions 9
Blocks 1
Clearances 20
Duels (Won) 55
 »  Ground Duels (Won) 46
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 9
Discipline
Fouls (Committed / Suffered) 6 / 21
Bookings -
Sent Off -
Handballs 2