Player Details

Name

Alexander Ring

Height

5' 10"

Weight

161 lbs

Date of Birth

4.9.1991 (30)

Birthplace

Helsinki, Finland

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Unknown

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

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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