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Bryan Ruiz
Bryan Ruiz
Fulham info
Full name Bryan Jafet Ruiz González
Date of birth 18 Aug 1985
Place of birth    Alajuela, San Jose, Costa Rica
Height 6ft 2in (1.88m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Winger, Support striker
Current player? Incorrect
Number(s) worn 11 (2011-2013)
10 (2013-2014) & (2014-2015)
Debut Blackburn (h) (11 Sept 2011)
Last Appearance Norwich (a) (2 May 2015)
First goal Everton (h) (23 Oct 2011)
Last goal Reading (h) (17 Jan 2015)
Joined from Twente, £10.6 million - 31 Aug 2011
Left for Sporting Lisbon, £2 million - 7 Jul 2015
League apps (gls) 97 (12)
All apps (gls) 107 (13)
Other clubs Alajuelense (2003-2006)
Gent (2006-2009)
Twente (2009-2011)
→ PSV (loan) (from Fulham) (2014)
International Costa Rica (2005-present)
Apps (gls) 71 (16)

Bryan Ruiz played at Fulham from 2011 until 2015. An attacking midfielder, he has represented Costa Rica on over 70 occasions to date. A flamboyant and skilful player, Bryan was one of Fulham's most expensive signings in history after costing £10.6 million from FC Twente in 2011. His time at the club was largely unsuccessful however, and despite some good displays, he was too often criticised for not having the strength or fight required to play at the highest level.

CareerEdit

Before Fulham Edit

Fulham (2011-2015)Edit

Bryan signed for Fulham on deadline day 31 August 2011 for £10.6 million. This was generally a high fee for a player who was yet unproven in a major European league such as the Premier League, but fans were optimistic for the club of his capture. He made his debut on 11 September 2014 as he played against Blackburn Rovers but didn't have the greatest of matches and was substituted at half time. He opened his scoring account at the club with a delightful chip over Tim Howard against Everton, and another followed lter in the 2011-12 season with a skillfully lofted finish against Bolton Wanderers.

In 2012-13, Bryan perhaps played some of his better football in his time at the club. Another great goal at Reading and a free-kick the following week against Everton meant he was looking to show he was worth the money the club had invested in him. A fantastic performance shortly followed as Fulham gained a magnificent point in a 3-3 draw away to Arsenal which improved his status among the fans who were previously on the fence over him. Unfortunately for Bryan, he was injured the following week against Sunderland and did not reach match fitness until December 2012.

Throughout the tailend of 2012-13 and 2013-14, he struggled to regain any consistent form and ultimately fans were on his back again, culminating in him getting jeered by his own supporters as he was substituted off during a 3-1 loss to Man Utd at Craven Cottage in November 2013

After Martin Jol was sacked as manager of the club a few weeks later, Rene Meulensteen only gave him a few minutes playing time and was deemed surplus to requirements and he was shipped out to PSV Eindhoven in January 2014 as he spent the rest of the season there to recapture some form. He performed well in Holland, and this lead onto the World Cup in Brazil where he had a largely successful campaign including a winning goal against Italy in a surprising 1-0 win for Costa Rica.

Bryan rejoined his Fulham teammates during pre-season of 2014-15, but with Felix Magath now in charge of the first team, he did not see Ruiz in his plans and never picked him for a single match. It was only after Kit Symons replaced Magath that he featured for Fulham again. A goal against Doncaster in the League Cup and a sensational performance in a 4-0 win over Bolton Wanderers helped to rekindle a flame between himself and the Fulham faithful, though performances were far too inconsistent.

On deadline day in the January transfer window of 2015, Bryan was believed to have been loaned out to Spanish La Liga side Levante for the duration of the season, which would also see him reach the end of his contract with Fulham. However, the deal fell through when it had emerged that the paperwork had not been submitted in time. Kit Symons had to reaffirm that the paperwork on Fulham's side of the fence was dealt with in time. He returned to playing with Fulham on 14 February against Ipswich Town.

The club had decided to extend the one year extension option on Bryan's contract shortly after the 2014-15 season had ended - it was well known that he was to leave the club during the close season and Fulham did not want one of their most expensive signings at the time leave on a free transfer. Not long afterwards, he left for Sporting Lisbon on 7 July 2015 in a deal thought to be in the region of £2 million.

After FulhamEdit

Fulham StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Season League League FA Cup League Cup Europa League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011-12 Premier League 27 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 30 2
2012-13 Premier League 29 5 2 0 0 0 - - 31 5
2013-14 Premier League 12 1 0 0 2 0 - - 14 1
2014-15 Championship 29 4 1 0 2 1 - - 32 5
Total 97 12 5 0 5 1 0 0 107 13

DisciplinaryEdit

Season Yellow card Red card
2011-12 0 0
2012-13 2 0
2013-14 0 0
2014-15 0 0
Total 2 0

Fulham MatchesEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12011-1211 Sept 2011PREMBlackburnHomeDrew1-1Sub off 45'
22011-1218 Sept 2011PREMMan CityHomeDrew2-2Sub on 87'
32011-1221 Sept 2011LCChelseaAwayDrew0-0Penmiss - (in shootout)
42011-1224 Sept 2011PREMWest BromAwayDrew0-0Sub on 74'
52011-122 Oct 2011PREMQ.P.R.HomeWon6-0Sub on 75'
62011-1223 Oct 2011PREMEvertonHomeLost1-3Sub on 65', Soccerball 67'
72011-1229 Oct 2011PREMWiganAwayWon2-0Sub on 81'
82011-126 Nov 2011PREMTottenhamHomeLost1-3Sub on 71'
92011-1219 Nov 2011PREMSunderlandAwayDrew0-0Sub on 87'
102011-1226 Nov 2011PREMArsenalAwayDrew1-1Sub off 75'
112011-125 Dec 2011PREMLiverpoolHomeWon1-0
122011-1210 Dec 2011PREMSwanseaAwayLost0-2
132011-1217 Dec 2011PREMBoltonHomeWon2-0Soccerball 34'
142011-1221 Dec 2011PREMMan UtdHomeLost0-5
152011-1226 Dec 2011PREMChelseaAwayDrew1-1
162011-1231 Dec 2011PREMNorwichAwayDrew1-1
172011-122 Jan 2012PREMArsenalHomeWon2-1
182011-127 Jan 2012FACCharltonHomeWon4-0
192011-1214 Jan 2012PREMBlackburnAwayLost1-3
202011-1221 Jan 2012PREMNewcastleHomeWon5-2
212011-1227 Jan 2012FACEvertonAwayLost1-2
222011-121 Feb 2012PREMWest BromHomeDrew1-1
232011-124 Feb 2012PREMMan CityAwayLost0-3Sub on 68'
242011-1211 Feb 2012PREMStokeHomeWon2-1Sub off 89'
252011-1225 Feb 2012PREMQ.P.R.AwayWon1-0Sub off 78'
262011-1210 Mar 2012PREMAston VillaAwayLost0-1Sub on 67'
272011-1217 Mar 2012PREMSwanseaHomeLost0-3Sub off 54'
282011-1226 Mar 2012PREMMan UtdAwayLost0-1Sub on 67'
292011-1231 Mar 2012PREMNorwichHomeWon2-1Sub off 82'
302011-127 Apr 2012PREMBoltonAwayWon3-0Sub off 73'
312012-1318 Aug 2012PREMNorwichHomeWon5-0Sub off 81'
322012-1325 Aug 2012PREMMan UtdAwayLost2-3
332012-1322 Sept 2012PREMWiganAwayWon2-1Sub on 60'
342012-1329 Sept 2012PREMMan CityHomeLost1-2
352012-137 Oct 2012PREMSouthamptonAwayDrew2-2
362012-1327 Oct 2012PREMReadingAwayDrew3-3Sub on 58', Soccerball 61'
372012-133 Nov 2012PREMEvertonHomeDrew2-2Soccerball 7'
382012-1310 Nov 2012PREMArsenalAwayDrew3-3
392012-1318 Nov 2012PREMSunderlandHomeLost1-3Sub off 60'
402012-1326 Dec 2012PREMSouthamptonHomeDrew1-1Sub on 46'
412012-1329 Dec 2012PREMSwanseaHomeLost1-2Soccerball 56'
422012-131 Jan 2013PREMWest BromAwayWon2-1
432012-135 Jan 2013FACBlackpoolHomeDrew1-1
442012-1312 Jan 2013PREMWiganHomeDrew1-1
452012-1319 Jan 2013PREMMan CityAwayLost0-2
462012-1326 Jan 2013FACMan UtdAwayLost1-4Sub off 70'
472012-1330 Jan 2013PREMWest HamHomeWon3-1Sub off 66'
482012-132 Feb 2013PREMMan UtdHomeLost0-1
492012-139 Feb 2013PREMNorwichAwayDrew0-0Sub off 90+1'
502012-1323 Feb 2013PREMStokeHomeWon1-0Yellow card 11'
512012-132 Mar 2013PREMSunderlandAwayDrew2-2
522012-1317 Mar 2013PREMTottenhamAwayWon1-0Sub off 90+2'
532012-131 Apr 2013PREMQPRHomeWon3-2
542012-137 Apr 2013PREMNewcastleAwayLost0-1
552012-1313 Apr 2013PREMAston VillaAwayDrew1-1
562012-1317 Apr 2013PREMChelseaHomeLost0-3Yellow card 44'
572012-1320 Apr 2013PREMArsenalHomeLost0-1
582012-1327 Apr 2013PREMEvertonAwayLost0-1
592012-134 May 2013PREMReadingHomeLost2-4Soccerball 70', Soccerball 77'
602012-1312 May 2013PREMLiverpoolHomeLost1-3
612012-1319 May 2013PREMSwanseaAwayWon3-0
622013-1427 Aug 2013LCBurtonAwayDrew2-2*
632013-1431 Aug 2013PREMNewcastleAwayLost0-1
642013-1414 Sept 2013PREMWest BromHomeDrew1-1Sub off 90+1'
652013-1428 Sept 2013PREMCardiffHomeLost1-2Sub on 41', Soccerball 45'
662013-145 Oct 2013PREMStokeHomeWon1-0
672013-1421 Oct 2013PREMCrystal PalaceAwayWon4-1
682013-1426 Oct 2013PREMSouthamptonAwayLost0-2Sub off 81'
692013-1429 Oct 2013LCLeicesterAwayLost3-4Sub on 56'
702013-142 Nov 2013PREMMan UtdHomeLost1-3Sub off 74'
712013-149 Nov 2013PREMLiverpoolAwayLost0-4Sub on 46'
722013-1423 Nov 2013PREMSwanseaHomeLost1-2Sub off 77'
732013-1430 Nov 2013PREMWest HamAwayLost0-3Sub on 65'
742013-144 Dec 2013PREMTottenhamHomeLost1-2Sub on 87'
752013-1428 Dec 2013PREMHullAwayLost0-6Sub off 60'
762014-1520 Sept 2014CHMPBlackburnHomeLost0-1Sub off 73'
772014-1523 Sept 2014LCDoncasterHomeWon2-1Soccerball 16', Sub off 81'
782014-1527 Sept 2014CHMPBirminghamAwayWon2-1Sub off 66'
792014-151 Oct 2014CHMPBoltonHomeWon4-0
802014-154 Oct 2014CHMPMiddlesbroughAwayLost0-2Sub off 70'
812014-1518 Oct 2014CHMPNorwichHomeWon1-0Sub off 71'
822014-1524 Oct 2014CHMPCharltonHomeWon3-0Sub off 76'
832014-1528 Oct 2014LCDerbyHomeLost2-5Sub off 86'
842014-151 Nov 2014CHMPWiganAwayDrew3-3Soccerball 36', Soccerball 88' (pen)
852014-155 Nov 2014CHMPBlackpoolHomeDrew2-2Soccerball 73'
862014-158 Nov 2014CHMPHuddersfieldHomeWon3-1Sub off 85'
872014-1521 Nov 2014CHMPBrentfordAwayLost1-2Sub off 74'
882014-1529 Nov 2014CHMPBrightonAwayWon2-1Sub off 80'
892014-155 Dec 2014CHMPWatfordHomeLost0-5Sub off 19'
902014-1513 Dec 2014CHMPLeedsAwayWon1-0
912014-1520 Dec 2014CHMPSheff WedHomeWon4-0Sub off 87'
922014-1526 Dec 2014CHMPBournemouthAwayLost0-2Sub off 80'
932014-1517 Jan 2015CHMPReadingHomeWon2-1Sub on 78', Soccerball 90+3'
942014-1521 Jan 2015CHMPNottm ForestHomeWon3-2Sub on 57'
952014-1524 Jan 2015FACSunderlandAwayDrew0-0
962014-1514 Feb 2015CHMPIpswichHomeLost1-2Sub on 68'
972014-1521 Feb 2015CHMPMillwallAwayDrew0-0Sub on 57'
982014-1524 Feb 2015CHMPWolvesAwayLost0-3
992014-1528 Feb 2015CHMPDerbyHomeWon2-0
1002014-153 Mar 2015CHMPWatfordAwayLost0-1Sub off 76'
1012014-156 Mar 2015CHMPBournemouthHomeLost1-5Sub off 72'
1022014-1518 Mar 2015CHMPLeedsHomeLost0-3Sub off 63'
1032014-157 Apr 2015CHMPCharltonAwayDrew1-1Sub on 68'
1042014-1510 Apr 2015CHMPWiganHomeDrew2-2Sub on 73'
1052014-1515 Apr 2015CHMPRotherhamHomeDrew1-1
1062014-1525 Apr 2015CHMPMiddlesbroughHomeWon4-3Sub off 81'
1072014-152 May 2015CHMPNorwichAwayLost2-4

External links and referencesEdit

Fulham FC
2011-12 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. JA Riise 4. Sidwell 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Pogrebnyak 8. Johnson 9.  10. Kasami 11. Ruiz 12. Stockdale 13. Murphy 14. Senderos 15. Gecov 16. Duff 17. BH Riise 18. Hughes 19. Diarra 20. Etuhu 21. Frei 22. Somogyi 23. Dempsey 24. Dalla Valle 25. Zamora 26. Salcido / Grygera 28. Briggs 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Kačaniklić 32. Halliche 33. Hoesen 34. Donegan 35. Peniket 36. Marsh-Brown / Mesca 37. Harris 38. Etheridge 39. Arthurworrey 40. Smith 41. Bettinelli 42. Trotta 43. Pritchard 44. Joronen
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Martin Jol
Fulham FC
2012-13 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. Riise 4. Senderos 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Sidwell 8. Kasami 9. Berbatov 10. Petrić 11. Ruiz 12. Frimpong 13. Stockdale 14. Karagounis 15. Richardson 16. Duff 17. Briggs 18. Hughes 19. Diarra 20. Rodallega 21. Frei 22. Somogyi 24. Dejagah 25. Tavares / Manolev 27. Riether 28. Emanuelson 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Kačaniklić 32. Halliche / David 33. Enoh 35. Bettinelli 36. Mesca 37. Burn 38. Etheridge 39. Trotta 40. Smith 41. Donegan 42. Banya 43. Tankovic 44. Grimmer
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Martin Jol
Fulham FC
2013-14 squad
1. Stekelenburg 3. Riise 4. Senderos / Heitinga 5. Hangeland 6. Kvist 7. Sidwell 8. Kasami 9. Berbatov / Diarra 10. Ruiz / Holtby 11. Kačaniklić 13. Stockdale 14. Karagounis 15. Richardson 16. Duff 17. Briggs 18. Hughes / Mitroglou 19. Taarabt / Tunnicliffe 20. Rodallega 21. Frei / Cole 22. Zverotić 23. Boateng 24. Dejagah 25. Woodrow 26. Roberts 27. Riether 28. Parker 29. Trotta 30. David 32. Dempsey 33. Burn 34. Plumain 35. Amorebieta 36. Mesca 37. Christensen 38. Etheridge 39. Bent 40. Bettinelli 41. Joronen 42. Banya 43. Tanković 44. Grimmer 45. Dembélé 46. Passley 47. Rodák 48. Norman 49. Pritchard 52. G Williams
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Jol / Flag of the Netherlands Meulensteen / Flag of Germany Magath
Fulham FC
2014-15 squad
1. Király 2. Hoogland 3. Stafylidis 4. Hutchinson 5. Amorebieta 6. Bodurov 7. Eisfeld 8. Parker 9. Smith 10. Ruiz 11. Kačaniklić 12. Fofana 13. Zverotić / Guthrie 14. Roberts 15. Voser 16. Woodrow 17. Taggart 18. Mitroglou / Turner 19. Tunnicliffe 20. Rodallega 21. Christensen 22. Fazlić 23. Casasola 24. Husband 25. Dembélé 26. Fotheringham / Lee 27. G Williams 28. Hyndman 29. Trotta / Richards 30. David 31. Arthurworrey 32. Kavanagh 33. Burn 34. Chihi 36. Mesca 37. Grimmer 38. Burgess 39. R Williams 40. Bettinelli 41. Joronen 42. Rodák 43. Donnelly 44. McCormack 45. Evans --. Stekelenburg
Manager
Flag of Germany Magath / Flag of Wales Symons

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