Antonio Ruiz Cervilla
|Full name||Antonio Ruiz Cervilla|
|Date of birth||31 July 1937|
|Place of birth||Guadalupe, Spain|
|1962–1963||→ Deportivo La Coruña (loan)||23||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Ruiz played five years for Real Madrid, making his La Liga debut on 21 April 1957 in a 4–1 home win against Celta de Vigo. He appeared in only 15 games in his first three seasons combined, adding five complete matches in the club's 1958–59 European Cup campaign, including the 2–0 final win against Stade Reims.
In 1962, Ruiz signed for Deportivo de La Coruña on loan, being an undisputed starter during his only season but suffering relegation. Released by the Merengues, he spent five of the following seven seasons in Segunda División, one of the two exceptions being 1964–65 with Real Murcia - top level relegation. He retired in 1970 at the age of 33 with Spanish first division totals of 103 games and five goals.
Immediately after retiring, Ruiz started coaching, his first stop being Murcia's B team. In the following three decades, he managed another eight teams, interspersed with several periods of inactivity.
From 1979–81, Ruiz was in charge of UD Las Palmas in the top level, being sacked early into his second season, which ended in a narrow escape from relegation. In 1984–85 and 1994–95, in the same category, he amassed 30 games for Elche CF and CD Logroñés combined as both teams eventually dropped down a level - the La Rioja outfit had no fewer than five coaches throughout the season, finishing with an all-time low 13 points.
- European Cup: 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60; Runner-up 1961–62
- Intercontinental Cup: 1960
- La Liga: 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62
- Copa del Rey: 1961–62; Runner-up 1957–58, 1959–60, 1960–61
- Latin Cup: 1956