Bryan Ruiz González
(born 18 August 1985 in San José
), commonly known as Bryan Ruiz
is a Costa Rican footballer
who plays for Twente
in the Eredivisie
. He is an attacking all-rounder, known for his ball control, heading and passing.
He began his professional career playing for Alajuelense
, in Costa Rica's top division, being only 18 years old. He soon formed a great trio with 2 of the best strikers the team has had in last couple of decades, Rolando Fonseca
and Froylan Ledezma
.He quickly built a reputation as a great goalscorer. He is also a great play maker, and was one of Alajuelense's best players in his last season with them. In that club, Bryan was nicknamed "la comadreja" (the weasel), due to his ability and his velocity when he controls the ball. He also helped win other regional titles such as the UNCAF Cup and the CONCACAF Champions' Cup.
In the summer of 2006, Ruiz was signed by K.A.A. Gent
in 4-year deal along with Randall Azofeifa
from Deportivo Saprissa
He scored his first hat-trick playing for the Gent
on December 8, 2007 against Lokeren
. In that season in the Belgian League, He was the captain and top scorer for the team.
On July 15, 2009, Dutch club FC Twente
announced that they had signed the Costa Rican forward for the sum of €5m. Ruiz signed a 4-year deal with... Read More