Ramires
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Personal information
Full name Ramires Santos do Nascimento
Date of birth 24 March 1987 (1987-03-24) (age 33)
Place of birth    Barra do Piraí, Flag of Brazil Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of Brazil Palmeiras
Number 18
Youth clubs
2004-2005
2005–2006
Flag of Brazil Royal Sport Club
Flag of Brazil Joinville
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2006–2007
2007–2009
2009–2010
2010–2016
2016–2019
2019–
Flag of Brazil Joinville
Flag of Brazil Cruzeiro
Flag of Portugal Benfica
Flag of England Chelsea
Flag of China Jiangsu Suning
Flag of Brazil Palmeiras
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059 00(8)
026 00(4)
160 0(17)
049 00(11)
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National team
2008
2009–2014
Flag of Brazil Brazil U23
Flag of Brazil Brazil
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052 00(4)

Ramires Santos do Nascimento (born 24 March 1987), known as Ramires, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Palmeiras. A midfielder, he is comfortable playing in either the centre or right midfielder position. He normally plays as a box-to-box midfielder role because of his energy in supporting defensive and attacking play.

Ramires began his career playing for Royal Sport Club, at Barra do Piraí, 114 km north-west of Rio de Janeiro. In 2005, he signed for Joinville, before joining Cruzeiro, with whom he spent just over two seasons, appearing in 61 league matches and scoring 10 times. In 2009, Ramires moved to Portugal and signed for Benfica. He spent one season with Benfica in which he helped them to the Primeira Liga title and Taça da Liga. He then joined English club Chelsea in the summer of 2010 and won five different domestic and European competitions with them. In January 2016, Ramires signed for Jiangsu Suning for £25 million.

Ramires is a Brazilian international, making his debut on 6 June 2009 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Uruguay. He was in the teams which won the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics. As well being a member of the Brazil national team for the 2010 World Cup, 2011 Copa América and 2014 World Cup, he has been capped 52 times.

Honours

Club

Cruzeiro
Benfica
Chelsea
Brazil

External links

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Brazil – 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Júlio César 2. Maicon 3. Lúcio (c) 4. Juan 5. Felipe Melo 6. Kléber 7. Elano 8. Gilberto Silva 9. Luís Fabiano 10. Kaká 11. Robinho 12. Victor 13. Dani Alves 14. Luisão 15. Miranda 16. André Santos 17. Josué 18. Ramires 19. Júlio Baptista 20. Kléberson 21. Pato 22. Nilmar 23. Gomes

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Brazil – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Quarter-finals

1. Júlio César 2. Maicon 3. Lúcio 4. Juan 5. Felipe Melo 6. Michel Bastos 7. Elano 8. Gilberto Silva 9. Luís Fabiano 10. Kaká 11. Robinho 12. Gomes 13. Dani Alves 14. Luisão 15. Thiago Silva 16. Gilberto 17. Josué 18. Ramires 19. Júlio Baptista 20. Kléberson 21. Nilmar 22. Doni 23. Grafite

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Brazil – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Fourth Place

1. Jefferson 2. Dani Alves 3. Thiago Silva (c) 4. David Luiz 5. Fernandinho 6. Marcelo 7. Hulk 8. Paulinho 9. Fred 10. Neymar 11. Oscar 12. Júlio César 13. Dante 14. Maxwell 15. Henrique 16. Ramires 17. Luiz Gustavo 18. Hernanes 19. Willian 20. Bernard 21.  22. Victor 23. Maicon

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