Born in Badalona, Álex Ruiz was trained in the youth system at his hometown club. He then joined Damm, where he played for 9 years through to Under-19 level. He has also played for the Catalan Under-18s side, coinciding with Barça players Jaume Jardí and Gerard Fernández.
A goalkeeper who offers solidity between the sticks and skill with the ball at his feet, and leads teams from the back. He is also agile in one-on-ones.