|Full name||Laureano Ruiz Quevedo|
|Date of birth||21 October 1937|
|Place of birth||Escobedo, Spain|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Escobedo de Villafufre, Cantabria, Ruiz played for local Racing de Santander and Gimnástica de Torrelavega, ending his career at the age of 28 to become a full-time coach. At the age of 15 he had his first experiences as a manager, and often accumulated duties whilst still an active footballer; his first professional spell was with the former club in the 1967–68 season, being relegated from Segunda División.
In the 1975–76 campaign, Ruiz was in charge of Barcelona's first team for six La Liga games, taking the place of German Hennes Weisweiler. He managed three wins – including one at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium against Real Madrid on 30 April 1976 (2–0) – two draws and one loss during his spell, as the Catalans finished in second position; he was replaced by Rinus Michels in the summer, but continued working with the club.
Ruiz's other managerial stints with the professionals were with UP Langreo (1971–72, second level, relegation), FC Barcelona B (1976–77, division two, relegation) Celta de Vigo (1978–79, top flight, relegation) and former team Racing Santander (1979–80, second tier, 16th position).
- Laureano Ruiz; Yo Entrené al Celta, 18 October 2010 (in Spanish)
- 'Laureano Ruiz, el fútbol-fútbol' ('Laureano Ruiz, football-football'); El Diario Montañés, 29 March 2009 (in Spanish)
- Laureano Ruiz forjó el Barça del siglo XXI (Laureano Ruiz forged 21st century Barça); El Confidencial, 12 April 2010 (in Spanish)
- Laureano Ruiz: "El Barça tiene recorrido si conserva el estilo" (Laureano Ruiz: "Barça can go a long way if it sticks to style of play"); Mundo Deportivo, 24 October 2011 (in Spanish)