Pune: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City announced on Friday that it has reached an agreement with Club Sport Herediano for its star striker Yendrick Ruiz for a six-month loan stint.
The 28year old brother of Costa Rican legend Brian Ruiz, is the star striker for Club Sport Herediano which plays in the Primera Divisin de Costa Rica, the top tier of the Costa Rican football league system.
Yendrick began his career in the Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, where he formed part of the minor leagues since 2003. He made his official debut in First Division with Alajuelense He also represented Puntarenas Football Club in 2010, where he obtained the sum of 13 goals in 36 games.
In 2012 he joined Club Sport Herediano where he has raised his reputation of being an intelligent player with lethal goal scoring abilities. In the last 3 years at Herediano, he has scored an impressive 43 goals in 100 games, his last season being his most impressive one where he was lethal upfront for his team scoring 23 goals and assisting in another 12 goals for his team. Gaurav Modwel, CEO FC Pune City said, "After having a successful auction where we got the players we needed, we have gathered steam with regards to foreign player signings. We are very happy to announce the signing of Yendrick Ruiz, a talented striker from Costa Rica.
"Yendrick is an intelligent player with good eye for goal and his reading of the game is excellent. He has been on a goal scoring spree in last couple of seasons for CS Herediano. He will surely be an asset to the club and a star for the Pune City fans."
Coach of FC Pune City, David Platt said, "Yendrick's reading of the game and his skill in front of the goal will certainly be an asset to the team. Yendrick is a proven goal scorer and we are hoping his addition to the team bundled with his overall technical ability will make our attack line a force to reckon with."
Expressing his joy on joining FC Pune City, Yendrick Ruiz said, "The seriousness of the (FC Pune City) management for having me onboard and part of club was one of the primary reasons for me to join FC Pune City. This will certanly be one of the biggest challenges of my career sofar and I look forward to this challenge.
The commitment of the club to create a quality squad is fascinating and this in addition to the opportunity of working with an excellent coaching staff is something I am eagerly looking forward too."