Miguel Ángel Ruiz (footballer)
|Full name||Miguel Ángel Ruiz García|
|Date of birth||5 January 1955|
|Place of birth||Toledo, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Ruiz was born in Toledo, Castile-La Mancha. He made his professional debut with Atlético Madrid, in 1977. From the 1979–80 season onwards he was an essential defensive unit for the Spanish capital club, rarely missing a La Liga fixture when healthy and helping the side to two major titles; he was part of the team that reached the final of the 1986 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, appearing in the decisive match against FC Dynamo Kyiv (0–3 loss).
In the summer of 1987, Ruiz joined CD Málaga of the second level alongside Atlético teammate Clemente, going on to experience both one promotion and relegation with the Andalusians. He retired in 1991 at the age of 36, after contributing with only one game to Albacete Balompié's first-ever promotion to the top flight.
Subsequently, Ruiz worked as general manager with Atlético Madrid, Valencia CF, CD Tenerife and Albacete. In late November 2009 he left his post at the latter club, who was facing severe economic difficulties.
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- Miguel Ángel Ruiz at BDFutbol