Alexander Ring

Alexander Ring
Alexander Ring
Alexander Ring
Real Name: Alexander Ring
HT: 5' 8" WT: 159
Age: 29 (04/09/1991)
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Hometown: Helsinki, Finland

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from NYCFC in exchange for $500,000 in 2021 GAM and $250,000 in 2022 GAM with an additional $500,000 if certain performance-based incentives are met on Dec. 17, 2020

Ring is a solid ball-winner and distributor who forged a reputation as one of the league's top defensive midfielders. He also showcased his leadership as the NYCFC captain and versatility by slotting in as a left winger at times during the 2020 season.

INTERNATIONAL: Ring made his debut for Finland in June 2011 against Sweden before cementing himself as a regular in the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. Ring had 44 Finland caps, scoring twice before announcing his international retirement.

OUTSIDE MLS: Although he was born in Helsinki, Ring spent a substantial period of his childhood in Germany and developed as a player in the youth academies at VFL Lannesdorf and Bayer Leverkusen, as well as Anderlecht in Belgium and HJK Helsinki back in Finland. He made his senior debut at Klubi-04 before signing a full professional contract at the age of 19 back at Helsinki in 2010. Following two years in the Helsinki first-team, a year-long loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach convinced FC Kaiserslautern to take Ring to Germany on a full-time basis in 2013 and he’s been there since, making more than 70 league appearances.

NOTES: MLS All-Star (2018)

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020New York City FC2323420164268431250
2019New York City FC31314279054715670120
2018New York City FC3029226080308661100
2017New York City FC2929026044226552100
Career Totals-1131121010018131253723115370
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