|Full name||Ruud Knol|
|Date of birth||13 March 1981|
|Place of birth||Zevenaar, Netherlands|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 September 2010 (UTC).
Ruud Knol (born 13 March 1981) is a Dutch football centre back who currently plays for Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch second division. Knol was born in Zevenaar, in the province of Gelderland and started his career at OBW Zevenaar, where he was spotted by Vitesse scouts.
Knol made his debut in professional football, being part of the Vitesse Arnhem squad in the 2000–01 season. He played six years for Vitesse and was called up once by then Dutch coach Louis van Gaal for the Netherlands national football team. A serious injury threatened his career between 2002 and 2005 but he came back to play for Vitesse. In summer 2007 he moved abroad but after only one season in Greece he returned to the Netherlands and joined Sparta.
- Career stats – Voetbal International (Dutch)
- Ruud Knol naar Sparta Rotterdam – Sparta Rotterdam (Dutch)
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