Carlos Ruiz, A Superstar and Brilliant Player from Guatemala

Even though it was already over, but the topic of FIFA World Cup still on the people’s mind that barely can be forgotten. Especially in World Cup 2018 when all miracles and impossible thing could be reality.

One thing that got so much spotlight from every football enthusiast at situs judi online back then was Carlos Ruiz. A striker from Guatemala national football team is an important player who gave so much influence for Guatemala.

This striker get so much attention until now after he successfully executed five touchdowns during World Cup 2018. What makes it amazing is the fact that he did this in 36-year old and 355 days.

Carlos Ruiz
Carlos Ruiz

No wonder if this astonishing football player becomes a superstar on the field Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City. The moment when Guatemala got match with St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Ruiz showed up to break opponent’s wicket and made the score 9-3.

Other football players from Guatemala who contributed to this score were: Gerson Tinoco (minutes 13), Jairo Arreola (minutes 56), and Jean Marquez (minutes 83).

Top Scorer In Concacaf Zone

Ruiz did this heroic movement in the minutes 19, 27, 37, 58, and 60. Thank to this achievement, Carlos Ruiz became a number one top scorer in Concacaf Zone. Not to mention, he had more points compare to Jozy Altidore from United States of America.

Maybe, people are confused, “how come a 37-year old can become so wonderful like this?”. Perhaps, most people think 37 is not an ideal age to be an athlete. Especially an athlete in a sport which requires healthy and lusty body condition.

Carlos Ruiz
Carlos Ruiz

However, this age gives him so much leverage than many other young athletes, which is experience. It is undeniable that he did so many tournaments before, faced so many opponents, and competed with so many superstar football players. The fact that he dug those experiences into valuable field lesson and he implemented it on World Cup was great.

Nickname

Ruiz who get nickname “The Fish” started his career by joining the junior academy CSD Municipal. After he had proven to be a good player along domestic league, he got chances to experience in 5 clubs Major League Soccer (MLS), which are: FC Dallas, Los Angeles Galaxy, Philadelphia Union, DC United, and Toronto FC.

During his work in United States, he scored 87 goals on 168 matches regular league. Besides that, he also collected 16 goals play-off league and became life time achievement on MS history.