Soccer Player Radar Series: Manny Ruiz
Sonny Black | 03/15/19 | 1:44 PM EDT 0 Comments
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In our "Soccer Player Radar" Series we highlight promising soccer players that are flying below the radar.

Manny Ruiz
 
 
Positions: Forward / Midfielder
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 165 lbs
Birth Date: 9/7/99
Experience: Moncofa (2018 - Present)
Residence: Valencia, Spain
Hometown: Washington, DC
Citizenship: USA




Manny Ruiz is a young talented soccer player from the USA who currently resides in Valencia, Spain with the Moncofa F.C. He has experience with Club La Vall U-19, GPS Spain International Academy (where he netted 32 goals in his first year) and Moncofa F.C.

Manny is a right-footed forward who could play centrally, on either wing, and as an attacking midfielder. He is an agile player that has great vision with an intense playing style that is fast, aggressive and strong.

 

Q&A with Manny Ruiz
 
Q - What is the fondest memory of your soccer career? 
 
My fondest memory in soccer I would say was last year in a tournament we played levante’s academy and I was fortunate enough to score. 
 
Q - What was your best game in competition? 
 
My best game in competition was this year with my academy we played against a first team that plays semi- pro and I feel like I had very hard performance in terms of working hard remaining calm under pressure I was very proud. 
 
Q - What was your favorite soccer team growing up? 
 
Favorite soccer team growing up had to be Real Madrid, such a club with worldclass players as a kid it’s exciting to watch and learn from them. 
 
Q - Who was your favorite soccer player? 
 
Cristiano Ronaldo Of Course! 
 
Q - Which current soccer player most resembles you? 
 
Current soccer player that resembles me ? hmm I would say the striker for Valencia , Santi Mina I watch him alot and I like him because he’s not to flashy plays direct but can also dictate his game a different way and I feel that’s how I approach the game as well. 
 
Q - What would your former teammates say about you? 
 
My former teammates would say that I’ve grown so much as a player, I’ve always kind of had that fire passion to get better and give it my all on the pitch. 
 
Q - What are you presently doing as far as training? 
 
I’m playing in Valencia, Spain with an academy and I'm also playing semi pro with a club as well. 
 
Q - What do you need to do to take your soccer career to the next level? 
 
I feel like to take my game to the next level I need guidance and connections and all the other parts would come within time once I'm in that professional environment I believe. 
 
Q - What would be your pitch to soccer scouts? 
 
My pitch to scouts would be that I’d definitely be worth looking out for I believe I have a high work ethic and I'm always trying to improve and I’ll never stop trying to be the best. 
 
Q - What do you want to do besides soccer? 
 
I am 100% involved in soccer it’s literally all I love I want to have a career that revolves around soccer. Obviously if that doesn’t go as planned I would look to enter in business. 
 
Q - What do you like to do for fun? 
 
I like to spend time with family, friends go out to dinner, have a couple of kick backs and of course go to the pitch and take a couple of touches with the guys you know. 
 
Q - If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would the be and why?
 
If I could have dinner with any 3 people hmm, it’d be a head coach of a first team, an agent and my mom. Because that would be the milestone of where my career begins.
 
Check out Manny's Agency Bio and Instagram.
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