Girona sign Spain Striker Abel Ruiz From Braga


Girona FC have officially announced the signing of Spanish forward Abel Ruiz from Braga after successful negotiations.

The former Barcelona striker has signed a five-year contract with Girona, solidifying his commitment to the club.

The deal is reportedly valued at €8.5 million and as part of the agreement, Girona also included the loan of Gabri to Braga.

Renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano wrote on his social media account that the deal was completed today, June 27 and the Spaniard’s contract will run until 2029.

Fabrizio Romano confirmed stating on his X account: “Official, confirmed. Girona signed Abel Ruiz from Braga for €8.5m deal plus Gabri as part of the deal.

“Five-year contract agreed with the striker as reported last week, and signed today.”

Abel Ruiz had a successful season with Braga where he recorded 48 appearances, 8 goals, and 3 assists.

The acquisition marks an exciting new chapter for both Ruiz and Girona as they look to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season.

Who is Girona’s latest signing Abel Ruiz?

Abel Ruiz is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club Girona and the Spain national team.

Abel Ruiz career

Ruiz began his career at Barcelona, making one first-team appearance before transferring to Braga in January 2020.

During his time at Braga, he secured a victory in the Taça de Portugal in 2021.

Abel Ruiz

Ruiz achieved the record for caps and goals while playing for Spain’s under-17 team, triumphing in the European Championship in 2017 and coming in second place in both 2016 and the 2017 World Cup. He made his debut for the senior international team in 2021.

His club achievement

Abel Ruiz has been making waves in the football world with his impressive skills and goal-scoring prowess.

From his early days at Barcelona’s youth academy to his stint at Braga, Ruiz has consistently demonstrated his ability to find the back of the net.

Ruiz’s trophy cabinet is a testament to his hard work and dedication.

He won the UEFA Youth League with Barcelona in 2017-18 and later secured the La Liga title with the club in 2018-19.

With Braga, he clinched the Taça de Portugal in 2020-21 and the Taça da Liga in 2023-24.

On the international stage

Ruiz has represented Spain at various youth levels, winning the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in 2017 and finishing as runner-up in 2016.

He also secured a runner-up finish at the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. Ruiz was instrumental in Spain’s triumph at the 2018 Mediterranean Games and the 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Abel Ruiz individual achievement

Individual accolades have also followed Ruiz throughout his career.

He won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship Silver Boot in 2016 and the Bronze Boot at the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Ruiz was the top scorer at the 2018 Mediterranean Games, the 2020-21 Taça de Portugal, and the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

He was also named to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament in 2023.

Ruiz holds several records, including the most goals scored in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals (8), the most goals scored in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship (16), and the most goals scored for the Spain under-17 team (27).

He is also the most-capped player for the Spain under-17 team with 37 appearances.

With his eyes set on future accomplishments, Ruiz is certainly poised to increase his success rate at Girona, making him a player to keep an eye on in the upcoming years.


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