Ruud ter Heide (born 15 October 1982 in Enschede, Overijssel) is a former Dutch footballer who currently plays for Hoofdklasse side SVZW.
Ter Heide started his career with FC Twente. He had 5 caps from 2001 until 2003. In the 2003–04 season, he played with the German team Eintracht Nordhorn where he got 30 caps and 24 goals. In the next season (2004–05), he switched to another team named Werder Bremen where he got 31 caps and 7 goals, he scored no goals in the next season (2005–06). He played once again in the Netherlands and this time with the AGOVV Apeldoorn since 2006. He has 37 caps and 19 goals up to date with the club, with whom he is currently numbered 9.
In the early days of 2010, he was loaned to FC Emmen for the remainder of the season. Ter Heide impressed Emmen with his goalscoring abilities, so they signed him for the club on 4 June 2010.
In April 2010, he was linked to a move to Scottish side Dundee United and English team Middlesbrough, who are currently in the Football League Championship.