• Thursday Jan 16, 2014

    Costa Rica’s Ruiz loaned to PSV Eindhoven

    Costa Rica international Bryan Ruiz (left) was presented as PSV Eindhoven's newest player on January 15, 2014. (Photo: Mexsport)

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands – Bryan Ruiz is officially PSV Eindhoven’s newest player after being introduced by the Dutch club on Wednesday.  The Costa Rica international arrives from England’s Fulham on a six-month loan. 

    PSV, a 21-time domestic champion, is Ruiz’s fourth European stop during his career.  In addition to Fulham, he also played with KAA Gent in Belgium and the Netherlands’ FC Twente.

     “I will give my all for PSV,” Ruiz told PSV TV.  “I vividly remember the exciting games I played with FC Twente against PSV.  They could go either way.  I cherish the memories with FC Twente, but I’m a professional football player and will now give my best for PSV.” 

    Ruiz started his career in Costa Rican football with Alajuelense in 2003 and was with the Manudos for three years before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

    “It’s true that I didn’t have much playing at Fulham lately,” said the 28-year-old attacker.  “This is a great opportunity for me to get my confidence back, help PSV finish as high as possible and prepare for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.”

    Costa Rica qualified for next summer’s World Cup thanks to a second-place finish in the CONCACAF Hexagonal.  In 11 appearances during the campaign for Brazil 2014, Ruiz scored three goals. 

    PSV currently sits seventh in the Eredivise standings with 26 points, 11 behind co-leaders Ajax and Vitesse.

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