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Marcel Alejandro Ruiz Suárez (born 26 October 2000) is a Mexican footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Querétaro.[1]

Marcel Ruiz
Personal information
Full name Marcel Alejandro Ruiz Suárez
Date of birth (2000-10-26) 26 October 2000 (age 18)
Place of birth Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Querétaro
Number 306
Youth career
2012– Querétaro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Querétaro 27 (2)
National team
2018– Mexico U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:27, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 September 2018

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Club careerEdit

QueretaroEdit

A product of the youth Querétaro team, he would make his senior debut in Liga MX on 21 July 2018 against Atlas, coming in at the 86th minute for Erbín Trejo, finishing the game in a 0–0 tie. On 22 August 2018, he would score his first goal for the team, winning the game against Club Universidad Nacional 1–0, becoming the youngest scorer of the season at the age of 17.[2] On 31 August 2018, he contributed two assists for Camilo Sanvezzo to score the first two goals against Morelia, winning 4–1.[3]

International careerEdit

YouthEdit

He was called up by Diego Ramírez for the Mexico U-20 team to participate in a training camp ahead of the 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and matches against Brazil and Japan.[3]

Style of playEdit

Despite being only 18 years old, Liga MX's Centro de Innovación Tecnológica (Center for Technological Innovation), has shown he has played on the field as a "veteran" player by showing great tranquility and composure on the ball. As of week 14 of the 2018–19 Liga MX season, he has an 83% pass completion and has completed 162 passes on the rival's side of the pitch, being the best in this category for Mexican football.[4]

Marcel is a natural attacking midfielder, plays freely behind the forwards, he has the innate ability to search and find the gap, and is capable of shooting accurately.[1]

Ruiz cites Andrés Iniesta as an idol and an influence on his playing style.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 7 April 2019[6]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Querétaro 2018–19 Liga MX 27 2 7 0 34 2
Career total 27 2 7 0 34 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hernández Téllez, Jesús (19 November 2018). "Marcel Ruiz, nuevo refuerzo de Chivas". Milenio.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Queretaro's Marcel Ruiz, 17, becomes youngest scorer of Liga MX season". ESPN. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "El yucateco Marcel Ruiz, a la selección nacional Sub 20". Arrobadeportes.com. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Marcel Ruiz cumple 18 años con cifras de jugador veterano". ESPN. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  5. ^ Cañada, Iván (20 September 2018). "Marcel Ruiz, el amante del estilo Iniesta, que sueña con Catar 2022". ESPN. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  6. ^ Marcel Ruiz at Soccerway

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