Raul Ruidiaz

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Full Name Raul Ruidiaz
Age 30 Years Old
Nick Name Raul
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date July 25th, 1990
Birth Place Villa Maria del Triunfo, Peru

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About Raul Ruidiaz

A Peruvian professional footballer, Raul Ruidiaz currently plays for "Seattle Sounders FC" and the "Peru national team", as a striker. He started off his career at Universitario de Deportes in 2008. His debut with Peru's national came in 2011 and has been capped 36 times with four international goals. He began playing with the club's first team and made his professional debut in 2008. He has won several individual awards and achievements for his playing, including top scorer of the Peruvian Primera Division in 2013 and Best Forward of Liga MX during his 2016 season. Recently, Raul and Jordan Morris pace Seattle Sounders past LAFC for a 3-1 win at CenturyLink Field. He has also played in the "2018 FIFA World Cup" for Peru's national team. 

Famous For

  • Being a Peruvian professional footballer.
  • For his work with the"Seattle Founders" football club as a striker.

Raul Ruidiaz, a professional footballer

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Early Life of Raul Ruidiaz

Raul Ruidiaz took birth on 25th July 1990 in Villa Maria del Triunfo, Peru. His full name or real name is "Raul Mario Ruidiaz Misitich". Similarly, his nationality is Peruvian and ethnicity is Peruvian-White. His star sign is Leo and race is white. He celebrates his birthday on 25th July of every year and he had celebrated his 30th birthday as of 2020. He is from Christianity religion. He is the son of Raul Ruidiaz Chuica (father) and Tatiana Misitich (mother). He began his youth career with the Universitario academy in 1998.

Career of Raul Ruidiaz

Universitario

  • Raul Ruidiaz started off his football career from Primera Division club "Universitario de Deportes" at the age of eight and was promoted to the first adult team. He immediately loaned to America Cochahuayco in January 2008 whereas his first professional goal was against "Hijos de Acosvinchos" and started to play as a striker after the arrival of Jorge Gonzales.
  • Similarly, On 4th October 2009, at the age of 19, he made his professional debut in the "Peruvian First Division" where he was decided to play from the start of the match, which was ended 2-1 in favor of Universitario and the season was finished by scoring 3 goals in 7 games in the Peruvian 2009 Championship. 

Universidad de Chile

  • He was appointed as the new player of the Primera Division club "Universidad de Chile" on 20th January 2012, but the Raul and club "Universidad de Chile" mutually agreed to release him on 15th July 2012.

Morelia

  • Furthermore, for a reported fee of 105,000 Euro, he signed for the Mexican club "Monarcas Morelia" and was given the number 9 shirt.
  • On 15th July 2016, he made his "Liga MX" debut by replacing Diego Valdws in a 2-0 away loss to Tijuana as well as he scored his first goal in a 2-2 draw against Queretaro in the following week.
  • Similarly, he scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 away win against Santos Laguna on 1st August 2016 and ended the season with 11 goals.
  • Later he scored the second goal in Morelia's 2-0 opening match victory over Tijuana and was announced Morelia signed Raul to a permanent three-year transfer.
  • He again scored a second hat-trick for Morelia in a 4-0 win over UNAM, which helped him to win his second straight Liga MX scoring title.

Seattle Sounders

  • It was reported that Raul would be signing a contract with MLS side "Seattle Sounders" on 6th June 2018, where he scored Seattle's final goal in a 3-1 home win over Toronto FC in the "MLS Cup Final" on 10th November 2019.
  • As a piece of fresh news, Raul and Jordan Morris pace Seattle Sounders past LAFC for a 3-1 win at CenturyLink Field.
  • He scored a first-half golazo and Jordan Morris scored two goals one-minute apart to start the second half, pacing the Seattle Sounders to a 3-1 romp over visiting LAFC at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
  • He was already feeling good coming into the match after striking for two great goals in Seattle's rivalry victory over the Timbers last weekend.

Sounders FC awarded Sports Story of the Year

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International Career

  • Likewise, on 7th June 2011, Raul made his international debut against Japan in Niigata in the Kirin Cup and was a member of the Peruvian squad. He made only one appearance in the tournament in a match against Chile in which Peru lost 1-0.
  • He scored a controversial goal in the third group match against Brazil on 12th June 2016 as well as in 2016; he was named as a member of Peru's 23-man squad for the Copa America Centenario.
  • Similarly, he was named in Peru's provisional 24 man squad for the "2018 World Cup" in Russia in May 2018.

Awards and Achievements of Raul Ruidiaz

Individual 

  • Peruvian Primera Division top scorer: 2013 Torneo Descentralizado
  • Liga MX top scorer: Apertura 2016, Clausura 2017
  • Liga MX Best XI: Apertura 2016, Clausura 2017

International

  • Copa America: Third place, 2011

Universitario de Deportes

  • Torneo Descentralizado: 2009, 2013

Seattle Sounders

  • MLS Cup: 2019

Universidad de Chile

  • Primera Division de Chile: 2012 Apertura

Personal Life of Raul Ruidiaz

Reflecting on Raul Ruidiaz's personal life, he is a married guy, but he has not shared details about his wife or partner. May their relationship is best till now. He has two kids; blessed with a son, Raul Alessandro, and a daughter, Tatiana. He keeps on posting beautiful moments with son and daughter in social media posts. In addition, he has been not through any controversy in his personal as well as professional life and has been successful in maintaining a clean profile. Regarding his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Raul Ruidiaz with his son and daughter

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Net Worth of Raul Ruidiaz

Moving towards Raul's net worth, it is around $1 million to $5 million dollars as of 2020. He is one of the famous and successful footballers. He has earned a fine amount of money from his career. He earns a handsome amount of salary too which is around 520,000 Euro per year with a weekly pay of 10,000 Euro which he gets through his current club, Seattle Sounders FC. In addition, his main source of income is from a football career. His market value was estimated to be around 4.50 million pounds as of 2018.

Body Measurement of Raul Ruidiaz

Regarding Raul's body measurement, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches or 1.69 m and his body weight is around 65 kilograms. He has maintained his body as a footballer. He does exercises for keeping his body healthy, fit, and fine. He is a handsome guy with black hair and eyes too. Talking his body build, it's athletic, and his body measurement is 36-29-14 inches.