|Date of birth||23 October 1984|
|Place of birth||Limavady, Northern Ireland|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|2003–2004||Northern Ireland U21||2||(0)|
|2011||League of Ireland XI|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Higgins, who was born in Limavady, Northern Ireland, began his career at the youth club, Newtown Y.F.C. before being signed by Coventry City in 1998. Higgins signed for Derry City after being released by Coventry City. He made his debut at home against Drogheda United on 14 October 2004. During his time at the Brandywell he won five trophies and played in five European ties.
After Derry City's League of Ireland contract was terminated - after the club admitted holding secondary, unofficial contracts with players - the FAI announced all of the club's players could quit the club. Now a free agent, Higgins had a trial with Aberdeen on 30 November 2009 but manager Mark McGhee reneged on his contract.
Higgins signed for Bohemians in January 2010. After breaking into Pat Fenlon's starting XI, he scored his first league goal for the club on 3 May with the winner against Drogheda United. However, some poor performances saw him regularly start matches on the substitute's bench and he failed to make an impact as Bohs relinquished their league title on goal difference. During the close season of 2010, Higgins was linked with a move back to his former club Derry City.
Higgins re-signed for Derry City in January 2011.
Higgins was released by Derry City at the end of the 2013 season.
- Derry City
- Higgins signs for Bohs
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 May 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
- Kenny interested in Higgins return
- "Dundalk add to squad with Ruaidhri Higgins signing". rte.ie. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
- Ruaidhri Higgins Derry City FC player profiles.