John Jairo Ruiz

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Ruíz and the second or maternal family name is Barrantes.
John Jairo Ruíz
Personal information
Full name John Jairo Ruíz Barrantes
Date of birth (1994-01-10) January 10, 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
K.V. Oostende
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Saprissa 11 (2)
2012–2013 Lille OSC B 13 (3)
2012 Mouscron-Péruwelz (loan) 15 (13)
2013– Lille OSC 8 (0)
2014– K.V. Oostende (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Costa Rica U17 5 (5)
2011– Costa Rica U20 9 (3)
2014– Costa Rica 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2011

John Jairo Ruiz Barrantes (born January 10, 1994) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays for Belgian side K.V. Oostende on loan from Lille OSC in France.

Club career[edit]

C.D. Saprissa[edit]

John Jairo began his career with C.D. Saprissa in 2011, scoring one goal against San Carlos on 11 September 2011.[1] During the absence of Jairo Arrieta, Ruiz emerged as Saprissa's top striker in December 2011.[2]

Lille OSC[edit]

In January 2012, Ruiz signed a four-year contract with French side Lille OSC,[3] and was playing with the reserve team until he was sidelined by injuries.[4] In July 2012, Lille agreed a deal to send Ruiz to Belgian newly promoted Belgian Second Division team Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz on loan.

International career[edit]

Ruiz was selected in Costa Rica's squad for the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and he was named in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. He participated in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Colombia, where he scored Costa Rica's first goal of the tournament.[5] Ruiz earned his first senior cap on 6 March 2014 in the 2:1 win over Paraguay in a friendly match after coming on as a second half substitute for Bryan Ruiz.[6]

International Young goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 October 2010 Limón, Costa Rica  Nicaragua 6–0 8–0 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship
2. 14 February 2011 Jarrett Park, Montego Bay, Jamaica  Haiti 3–1 3–1 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship
3. 18 February 2011 Jarrett Park, Montego Bay, Jamaica  El Salvador 1–0 3–2 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship
4. 18 February 2011 Jarrett Park, Montego Bay, Jamaica  El Salvador 2–1 3–2 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship
5. 18 February 2011 Jarrett Park, Montego Bay, Jamaica  El Salvador 3–2 3–2 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship
6. 31 July 2011 Estadio Palogrande, Manizales, Colombia  Spain 1–2 1-4 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup
7. 3 August 2011 Estadio Palogrande, Manizales, Colombia  Australia 3–2 3–2 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup
8. 6 August 2011 Estadio El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia  Colombia 1–1 2–3 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup


  1. ^ Quesada C., Eliseo (11 September 2011). "Saprissa golea y sube al cuarto lugar" [Saprissa's goals lead up to fourth] (in Spanish). La Nación. 
  2. ^ Calderón Suárez, Miguel (3 December 2012). "John Jairo, el "as" de Guimaraes" [John Jairo, the "Ace" of Guimaraes] (in Spanish). Al Día. 
  3. ^ Herrera Ch., Juan José (10 January 2012). "Antes del jueves Ruiz será del Lille" [Ruiz will sign with Lille by Thursday] (in Spanish). La Nación. 
  4. ^ Agüero, Juan Carlos (27 February 2012). "Tico John Jairo Ruiz de 4 a 6 semanas fuera por lesión muscular" [Tico John Jairo Ruiz out 4 to 6 weeks with injured muscle] (in Spanish). Al Día. 
  5. ^ Loría Ortega, Alexánder (1 August 2011). "El "cumiche" entró en la historia" ["Cumiche" entered history] (in Spanish). Diario Extra. 
  6. ^ "Costa Rica vs. Paraguay 2:1". Retrieved 2014-03-13. 

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