Marco Ruben

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Marco Ruben
Marco Ruben 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Marco Gastón Ruben Rodríguez
Date of birth (1986-10-26) 26 October 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Capitán Bermúdez, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Rosario Central
Number 9
Youth career
Rosario Central
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Rosario Central 77 (20)
2007 River Plate 28 (7)
2008–2012 Villarreal 65 (14)
2008–2009 Recreativo (loan) 43 (7)
2009–2010 Villarreal B 31 (18)
2012–2015 Dynamo Kyiv 11 (1)
2013–2014 Evian (loan) 25 (1)
2014 Tigres (loan) 10 (0)
2015 Rosario Central (loan) 41 (28)
2016– Rosario Central 38 (9)
National team
2011– Argentina 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 may 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2011

Marco Gastón Ruben Rodríguez (born 26 October 1986) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Rosario Central as a striker.

Club career

Born in Capitán Bermúdez, Santa Fe, Ruben started his career with Rosario Central in 2004. In the 2006 Apertura tournament he scored seven goals in 17 games to be the team top scorer, and this brought him to the attention of several major clubs in Argentina and Europe, with Club Atlético River Plate eventually winning the battle and paying US$7.5 million for his signature, alongside teammates Juan Ojeda and Cristian Villagra.[1]

After a short spell, Manuel Pellegrini's Villarreal CF purchased Ruben for $7 million in January 2008, immediately loaning him to fellow La Liga side Recreativo de Huelva until 30 June.[2] On the 27th he made his league debut in Spain, appearing as a substitute and being booked in the 1–3 home loss against Getafe CF.[3]

For the 2008–09 season, Ruben continued in Huelva in the same predicament, netting just three goals as the Andalusians were relegated. The following campaign he returned to Villarreal, but spent the vast majority of the year with the reserves, which were having their first Segunda División experience.

In mid-January 2010, Villarreal agreed to sell Ruben to Wigan Athletic in the Premier League, after the player had helped the reserves to the fourth place, with nine league goals, good enough for joint-third.[4] Although agreement between the English and the player had been initially reached, on the 30th, both clubs were unable to agree terms and the deal fell through.

On 7 February 2010, more than two years after his purchase, Ruben played his first league game with Villarreal's main squad, appearing six minutes at RCD Mallorca (0–1 loss). On 9 January of the following year, while starting in the place of injured Nilmar, he scored against Real Madrid to make it 2–1 for the Valencians (his first goal for the first team), who were eventually defeated at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (2–4).[5]

On 13 July 2012, Ruben signed a five-year contract with Ukrainian club FC Dynamo Kyiv. He scored his first goal for his new team on 3 November, netting the first in a 2–0 home win against SC Tavriya Simferopol.

Ruben joined Liga MX side Tigres UANL on 18 June 2014, on a one-year loan. He made his official debut on 9 July, playing the full 90 minutes in the 1–4 loss against Monarcas Morelia for the Supercopa MX.

International career

Ruben made his debut for Argentina in an unofficial pre-Olympic preparation match against Guatemala in 2008, scoring once in a 5–0 win. His first official appearance took place on 5 June 2011 in a friendly with Poland, and he netted the 1–1 equalizer in an eventual 1–2 loss.[6][7]

Career statistics

Club

As of 25 January 2018[8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rosario Central 2005–06 Argentine Primera División 29 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 11
2006–07 Argentine Primera División 16 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 7
Total 45 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 18
River Plate 2006–07 Argentine Primera División 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
2007–08 Argentine Primera División 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 4
Total 28 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 7
Villarreal 2007–08 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 La Liga 4 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 1 5 1
2010–11 La Liga 30 5 4 2 0 0 13[a] 4 47 11
2011–12 La Liga 31 9 1 0 0 0 5[b] 0 37 9
Total 65 14 5 2 0 0 19 5 89 21
Recreativo de Huelva (loan) 2007–08 La Liga 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4
2008–09 La Liga 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 3
Total 43 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 7
Villarreal B 2009–10 Segunda División 31 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 18
Dynamo Kyiv 2012–13 Ukrainian Premier League 11 1 0 0 0 0 4[c] 0 15 1
2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 15 1
Evian TG (loan) 2013–14 Ligue 1 25 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 29 1
Tigres UANL (loan) 2014–15 Liga MX 10 0 2 1 0 0 2[d] 0 14 1
Rosario Central (loan) 2015 Argentine Primera División 30 21 5 3 0 0 0 0 35 24
2016 Argentine Primera División 11 7 5 4 0 0 8[e] 8 24 19
Total 41 28 10 7 0 0 8 8 59 43
Rosario Central 2016–17 Argentine Primera División 21 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 6
2017–18 Argentine Primera División 9 2 4 0 0 0 1[f] 1 13 2
Total 30 8 4 0 0 0 1 1 35 9
Career totals 329 102 22 10 3 0 34 14 388 126
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ Three Appearances in UEFA Champions League, One Appearance in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Appearances in Supercopa MX
  5. ^ Appearances in Copa Libertadores
  6. ^ Appearance in Torneos de Verano

International

As of 5 June 2011[9]
Argentina
Year Apps Goals
2011 1 1
Total 1 1

International goals

References

  1. ^ "River cerró los pases de Marco Ruben, Villagra y Ojeda" [River closed deals for Marco Ruben, Villagra and Ojeda]. Clarín (in Spanish). 27 December 2006. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ruben moves to Villarreal". Sky Sports. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Recreativo Huelva 1–3 Getafe". ESPN Soccernet. 27 January 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wigan to buy Argentine Marco Ruben from Villarreal". BBC Sport. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ronaldo treble revives Real". ESPN Soccernet. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Musacchio y Ruben, convocados a la selección argentina" [Musacchio y Ruben, called to Argentine national team] (in Spanish). River Plate. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Second-string Argentina humbled again". ESPN Soccernet. 5 June 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  8. ^ M. Rubén at Soccerway. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Marco Ruben". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 

External links

  • Argentine League statistics at Fútbol XXI (in Spanish)
  • Marco Ruben at BDFutbol
  • Marco Ruben at National-Football-Teams.com
  • Marco Ruben at Soccerway
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