Alfredo Ruano

Alfredo Salomón Ruano Safie (14 October 1932 – 18 July 1987) was a famous football player from El Salvador who played as a forward.

Alfredo Ruano
Personal information
Full name Alfredo Salomón Ruano Safie
Date of birth (1932-10-14)14 October 1932
Place of birth El Salvador
Date of death 18 July 1987(1987-07-18) (aged 54)
Place of death El Salvador
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Striker
Number |11|
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1958 Atlético Marte
? Atlante San Alejo
1958–1965 Alianza
National team
1954–1965 El Salvador 42 (10)
Teams managed
1968 El Salvador (Assistant Coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 September 2008

Club careerEdit

Ruano was part of the successful Alianza team of the early 1960s when he played alongside Salvador Mariona and Roberto Rivas among others.[1]

International careerEdit

Nicknamed Baiza, Alfredo Ruano participated in many tournaments throughout his career with El Salvador, such as the CCCF Championship, CONCACAF Championship, and Central American and Caribbean Games. He played in the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games winning team alongside other Salvadoran football greats as Juan Francisco Barraza.[2][3]

Personal lifeEdit

Alfredo was married to Nora Elizabeth Guerra de Ruano and they had 4 children named Mario Alfredo Ruano Guerra, Ana Maria Ruano Guerra, JuanCarlos Alberto Ruano Guerra, Nora Elizabeth Ruano Guerra. He was the founder and business owner of Baiza Ruano Deportes in San Salvador, El Salvador. Baiza was also the father-in-law of another Salvadoran legend: Mágico González. His grandson Rodrigo González, who is the son of Mágico, later also played for Atlético Marte.[4]


  1. ^ History Archived 2010-03-01 at the Wayback Machine - Alianza FC (in Spanish)
  2. ^ LA GESTA FUTBOLISTICA Archived 2011-09-09 at the Wayback Machine - AguilaOnline (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Central American and Caribbean Games 1954 (Mexico) - RSSSF
  4. ^ ¿Volverá la magia? Archived 2013-11-16 at the Wayback Machine - El Diario de Hoy (in Spanish)

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