Óscar Ruiz

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ruiz and the second or maternal family name is Acosta.
Óscar Ruiz
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Full name Óscar Julián Ruiz Acosta
Born (1969-11-01) 1 November 1969 (age 47)
Villavicencio, Colombia
Other occupation Lawyer
Years League Role
1995–2011 FIFA listed Referee

Óscar Julián Ruiz Acosta (born 1 November 1969 in Villavicencio) is a Colombian football former referee and current referee instructor. He is also a lawyer.


He had been a referee since 1 January 1995, and his international debut was on 12 July 1995 (Paraguay vs. Venezuela). He officiated in the 2002, 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups.

He was preselected as a referee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and sent off Yoann Gourcuff in the France vs. South Africa match.[1]

FIFA appointed Ruiz as a referee instructor and member of CONMEBOL's referee assistance program.[2]


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