Former Guatemalan international footballer Carlos Ruiz is considered one of the legendary players to ever play for his national football team. He played for his national football team for about 18 years after making an international football debut back in 1998. He has played for many Major league soccer (MLS) clubs in his football career like LA Galaxy, FC Dallas, Toronto FC, and D.C United. MLS golden boot winner Carlos Ruiz was a very skilled footballer at his prime, capable of playing brilliantly as the central forward and the striker for his team.
Ruiz has scored 68 international goals for his national team until now and assisted his teammates in many matches. Carlos Ruiz is currently the 20th highest all-time international goal scorer in football history. (As of 2022) Carlos has been rewarded with honors in his playing days, like being named the MLS’s most valuable player (MVP) and winning the MLS golden boot. Footballer Ruiz is widely regarded as one of the best attackers to play in the MLS due to his goal-scoring record, passing skills, and leadership quality. This biography on retired football player Carlos Ruiz covers some of the important moments from his early life to date.
Carlos Ruiz: Quick Facts
|Full name||Carlos Ruiz|
|Nickname||Also nicknamed” The little fish” by his fans|
|Date of birth||15-09-1979|
|Birthplace||Guatemala City, Guatemala|
|Father’s name||Not available|
|Mother’s name||Not available|
|Brother’s/Sister’s name||Not available|
|Height||5.10 feet (1.78 m)|
|Weight||77 Kg (170 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Chest size: N/A Waist size: N/A Biceps: N/A|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Eye color||Brown color|
|Hair color||Black color|
|Shoe size||10 (US)|
|Children name||Not available|
|Net worth||Around 2 to 4 million dollars|
|Playing position||Striker and central forward|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Instagram and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Additional bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship, and merchandise|
|Last Updated||Feb 2022|
Former Guatemalan international footballer Carlos Ruiz was born in a middle-class family in Guatemala, famously known as Guatemala City. We currently do not have any information about his parents and siblings. Similarly, we do not have any information about their profession. We will update the information soon. Ruiz impressed everyone with his first touch, dribbling skills and passes even when he was just a young boy. The Guatemalan superstar footballer also led his childhood football club to multiple local tournaments in his initial playing days.
He was selected for the youth team of his hometown football club San Carlos, but he just spent a few years in the academy. The hardworking footballer child was soon recruited in the ranks of the CSD Municipal football club where he featured for the senior squad in his first year. He played with the number 20 on his jersey during his prime playing days at his football club. Likewise, he used Ruiz as his name in his club and his national team kit during his career.
Carlos Ruiz Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurement
The MLS golden boot winner former Guatemalan international footballer, was born on 15-04-1944, making him 42 years old. He follows Islam as the religion and his Zodiac (horoscope) sign is Virgo. He started playing football in the playground of his birthplace before finally getting recruited in the ranks of the San Carlos football club in his home country. Carlos Ruiz is also well renowned by his nickname” The little fish” by his fans around the globe.
On his playing days, Ruiz has an athletic body and stands 5.10 feet tall. Ruiz has evenly matched weight for a professional athlete, as he weighs around 170 pounds (77 kilograms) at normal. Guatemalan former footballer Ruiz has brown color eyes and black color hair. Carlos is very professional and takes very care of his body, training, and diet even though he is 42 years old. Likewise, he uses a shoe size of 10 inches (US). We currently do not have any information about his body measurement. We will update the information very soon.
Carlos Ruiz Salary and Net Worth
According to multiple sources, MLS Cup winner Ruiz is worth around 2 to 4 million dollars to date. In his professional football career, Ruiz has played for many Major league soccer (MLS) clubs in his football career, including LA Galaxy, FC Dallas, and Toronto FC. Therefore, a major part of his income and current net worth comprises football club salary, additional bonuses, endorsement, and sponsorship deals Ruiz earned during his playing days.
He has also made 133 appearances for his national football team Guatemala after marking his international football debut back in 1998. Carlos earned a significant salary playing for his national team in his prime playing days. His earnings and net worth make him one of MLS’s highest-paid players. We currently do not have any information about his Vehicle collection, properties, assets, Investments and other forms of wealth. We will update the information very soon.
Who is Carlos Ruiz Wife?
Footballer Carlos Ruiz is married to a beautiful woman Laura Ruiz. The date of their marriage is not available. We also do not have any information regarding his children and their age. We will update the information very soon.
Ruiz has an athletic and fit body even at this old age, As he was a professional football player in the past, Carlos Ruiz still maintains his diet and exercise routine. He is considered as one of the most remarkable people in the sport’s history of his country Guatemala.
Carlos Ruiz style of play and playing position
Former Guatemalan footballer Ruiz is a legendary football player to ever play for his national football team. His shooting, crossing and dribbling qualities in his playing days makes him one of the best attacker in the Major Soccer League (MLS). Ruiz was very excellent and fast with the ball on his feet. In his prime playing days, Ruiz was unstoppable as he had brilliant first touch and good finishing quality. The MLS Cup winner was also famous for his excellence at the one vs one situation against opposition defenders and the goalkeeper. He has played mostly as a striker and sometimes as the central forward in his professional football career with different clubs.
Carlos Ruiz Twitter
Carlos Ruiz is also quite active on social media like Instagram and Twitter. Ruiz keeps updating the fans about the matches, and, his announcements. Footballer Carlos posts pictures of his vacations in different places, family, and his teammates, earning him huge fan followings worldwide. He uploads pictures with his cars, watches and children on social media.
Instagram: 81.3k followers
Twitter: 5.1 k followers
Carlos Ruiz FIFA 22 rating
Former Guatemalan footballer Carlos Ruiz is a retired professional footballer. He does not have a player rating in FIFA 22 as he is not playing for any club or the country anymore. However, FIFA may release a prime icon card for the legendary footballer in the future but we are not sure about it. The FIFA 22 game has prime icon cards for legendary footballers like Ronaldo Nazario and Pele.
- Carlos Ruiz was born to a middle-class family and he was very passionate about this sport from his childhood days.
- He was selected for the youth team of his hometown football club San Carlos but he just spent a few years in the academy.
- By impressing the coach, he was recruited in the CSD Municipal football club team where he played with the “B” team for around four seasons.
Professional Career (Playing from 1995-2016)
- Carlos Ruiz joined CSD Municipal in 1995, where he helped his team win multiple trophies.
- He played seven seasons with the Guatemalan football club where he scored 69 goals in 143 total appearances for the team.
- Ruiz played two seasons each for the MLS football club FC Dallas and LA Galaxy between 2002 and 2007.
- Before joining Greek football club Aris FC, he also played one season with Olimpia football club and Pueble football club.
- Ruiz returned to play in the MLS with Philadelphia Union and D.C united FC but he could not show his form in the league.
- He returned to his first professional football club, CSD Municipal where he scored impressive 72 goals for his team in just two seasons.
- Carlos Ruiz is the Guatemalan all-time top scorer (Also with most caps for his country) and 20th-highest all-time international goal scorer in football history. (As of 2022)
- The Former Guatemalan footballer has scored 68 goals in 133 appearances for his national football team.
Carlos Ruiz Stats
- Guatemalan domestic football league champion with CSD Municipal
- MLS Cup and Supporters shield winner with Los Angeles Galaxy FC
- S Open Cup winner with D.C United FC
- Supporters shield winner with FC Dallas