• Thursday Jan 04, 2018

    SCCL star Yendrick Ruiz returns to Herediano

    With nine goals, Herediano’s Yendrick Ruiz (pictured) trails only Alvaro Saborio by one as the highest scoring Costa Rican in Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League history. (Photo: Mexsport)

    HEREDIA, Costa Rica – Herediano announced Wednesday via its Twitter that forward Yendrick Ruiz has returned to the club for the 2018 Costa Rican Clausura season.

    Ruiz -- the brother of Costa Rica standout Bryan Ruiz – was sent to Thailand’s Buriram United on a loan deal in December 2016, but ultimately signed with Bangkok Glass and loaned to Thai second-division side Chiangmai FC.

    The 30-year-old is also the Florenses’ all-time leading Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions league scorer with nine goals, including three in the 2016/17 edition. He led the 2016 Costa Rican Invierno with 13 goals.

    Ruiz last appeared for Costa Rica as a 64th minute substitute in a 3-1 win over visiting Panama in a third-round CONCACAF qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

    YENDRICK RUIZ
    All-Time Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Goals

    HEREDIANO

    August 8, 2013: away v Valencia FC (6-1 win / group stage)
    1: 44’, 2-0

    August 21, 2014: home v Isidro Metapan (4-0 win / group stage)
    2: 31’, 1-0
    3: 45’+2, 3-0

    September 18, 2014: away v Isidro Metapan (4-2 win / group stage)

    4: 72’, 3-1
    5: 88’, 4-1

    March 17, 2015: home v Club America (3-0 win / semifinals, first leg)
    6: 69’, 2-0

    August 4, 2016: away v Plaza Amador (1-1 draw / group stage)
    7: 49’, 1-1

    September 15, 2016: home v Plaza Amador (2-0 draw / group stage)
    8: 34’ pen, 1-0
    9: 50’, 2-0

    VIDEO: Ruiz’s two-goal performance against Plaza Amador in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League on September 15, 2016

     

     

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