Raul Ruidiaz

Raul Ruidiaz

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Raul Ruidiaz is a Professional Peruvian footballer. Raul Ruidiaz currently plays for Seattle Sounders FC and the Peru national team, as a striker.

Early life and Childhood

Raul Ruidiaz is 30 years old. He was born on July 25, 1990, in Villa María del Triunfo, Peru. His birth name is Raúl Mario Ruidíaz Misitich. Likewise, his father’s name is Raul Ruidiaz Chuica and his mother’s name is mother, Tatiana Miletich.  He made his first steps in club football at Universitario de Deportes at the young age of eight.

Furthermore, he belongs to Peruvian nationality and ethnicity of Croatian. Further, there is no information regarding his educational background.

Professional life

Ruidíaz started his professional football career when he was just 8 at Universitario de Deportes. He has become an idol during the 2011 season, at just 21 years old. He joined the Primera División club Universidad de Chile in January 2012. However, on 15 July 2012, he and club Universidad de Chile had mutually agreed to release him.

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Caption: Raul Ruidiaz playing a football game with his opponent (Source: Sounderatheart)

After that, he signed for Mexican club Monarcas Morelia on a season-long loan deal for a reported fee of €105,000. He was presented to the media in Morelia on 1 July 2016 and was given the number 9 shirt. Likewise, on June 6, 2018, he has signed a contract with Seattle Sounders. He set club to record as a fastest to 10 goals within 14 games.

Furthermore, he made his international debut in the Kirin Cup on 7 June 2011 in a 0–0 draw against Japan in Niigata.  Also, he has played against many other countries too. Moreover, in May 2018 he was named in Peru’s provisional 24 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Likewise, he is also known as Little Messi in his home country because of his unique technical skills. In 2010, he got listed among the greatest talents of South American football by the Globo Brazilian newspaper.

International career

On 7 June 2011, Raul Ruidiaz made his international debut in a 0–0 draw against Japan in Niigata in the Kirin Cup. He also got named as a member of Peru’s 23-man squad for the Copa América Centenario in 2016.  In May 2018, he got named in Peru’s provisional 24 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Net worth

Raul has earned a decent sum of money from his professional life. His salary is $1.8 million USD annually as a football player in Seattle Sounders FC.  And his estimated net worth is around $2 m US. Likewise, he is living a lavish as well as a healthy lifestyle with his good fortune.

Personal life

Raul Ruidiaz is currently a married man. He has two kids; blessed with a son, Raul Alessandro, and a daughter, Tatiana. He keeps on posting beautiful moments with son and daughter in social media posts. However, there is no detailed information regarding his spouse.

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Caption: Raul Ruidiaz with his kids (Source: Sector – U – Crema)

Furthermore, he has been not through any controversy in his personal as well as professional life. He has been successful in maintaining a clean profile.

Body measurements and Social Media

Raul has an amazing personality. He has a height is 5ft and 5 inches and weighs around 65 kg. Moreover, he has black hair with dark eyes. Likewise, he has a fit body physique.

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Caption: Raul Ruidiaz captured during his game (Source: Sounder At Heart)

Raul is socially active on media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. He has accompanied great fan following. Likewise, he has more than 314.7k followers on Twitter, around 907k on Instagram, and 295.5k on Facebook.