Rubén Darío Hernández
Ruben Darío Hernández Ariza (born February 19, 1965 in Armenia) is a former Colombian football (soccer) striker, one of the leading scorers in his country's history, and one of the early busts of Major League Soccer.
|Full name||Ruben Darío Hernández Ariza|
|Date of birth||February 19, 1965|
|Place of birth||Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|1994||America de Cali||12||(6)|
|1995||Independiente Santa Fe||26||(13)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Overall, Hernández scored 180 goals in the Colombian League for ten different teams: Deportes Quindío, Millonarios, Once Caldas, Atlético Nacional, Envigado, Independiente Medellín, América de Cali, Independiente Santa Fe, Deportes Tolima, and Deportivo Pereira. He retired in 2000.
In 1996, "Rubencho" signed with Major League Soccer's MetroStars, but lasted only ten games with them without scoring a goal. He became unhappy in the United States and the league granted him a release back to Colombia.
- Colombia - All-Time Topscorers Retrieved January 9, 2007
- Ten Worst: Metro foreigners (Part 2) - MetroStars / Red Bull New York - Major League Soccer October 28, 2005. Retrieved January 9, 2007