Pulido (left) in 2009
|Full name||Rubén Martín Pulido|
|Date of birth||2 February 1979|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1999–2000||Real Madrid C|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Pulido was born in Madrid. After appearing for modest UB Conquense and Getafe CF, the latter then in the third division, the Real Madrid youth graduate spent one second level season each with Rayo Vallecano and Sporting de Gijón.
In the 2004 summer, Pulido returned to Getafe, helping the capital side retain their recently obtained top level status. However, he was never an undisputed starter during his three years with the club, with a best output of 25 La Liga games in his second.
In July 2008, Pulido joined top flight newcomers UD Almería, and was one of the Andalusia team's most important players during his first year scoring three league goals, including the only in a 20 January 2008 home win over Deportivo de La Coruña and another in a 2–2 home draw to FC Barcelona on 16 March.
After just one season with Almería – he had signed a two-year deal – Pulido joined Real Zaragoza, freshly relegated to the second level. He contributed with 23 matches as the Aragonese were immediately promoted back.
In the 2009–10 campaign, Pulido played in roughly the same number of games, netting against former club Almería (2–1 home win) and Villarreal CF (3–3 home draw), and appearing inclusively as right-back; in the following summer, the 31-year-old did not see his contract renewed and joined Greek team Asteras Tripoli FC.