Herediano loans Ruiz to Buriram United

Herediano loaned forward Yendrick Ruiz (left) to Thailand's Buriram United on December 20, 2016. (Photo: Mexsport)

HEREDIA, Costa Rica – Herediano announced Tuesday that it has loaned Costa Rica international Yendrick Ruiz to Thai side Buriram United.

Ruiz -- the brother of Costa Rica standout Bryan Ruiz -- was the top scorer in the recently completed 2016 Costa Rican Invierno with 13 goals. He is also the Florenses all-time leading Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions league scorer with nine goals, including three in the 2016/17 edition.

The 29-year-old 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.

This will be Ruiz’s second time abroad after playing for India’s Pune City in 2015.