Adrián Ramos

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This article is about the Colombian footballer. For the cartoonist, see Count Your Sheep.
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Ramos and the second or maternal family name is Vásquez.
Adrián Ramos
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Ramos at practice with Hertha in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Gustavo Adrián Ramos Vásquez
Date of birth (1986-01-22) 22 January 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Santander de Quilichao, Colombia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Youth career
2004 América de Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 América de Cali 106 (42)
2005 Trujillanos (loan) 15 (8)
2006–2007 Santa Fe (loan) 31 (5)
2009–2014 Hertha BSC 150 (57)
2014– Borussia Dortmund 0 (0)
National team
2008– Colombia 28 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 June 2014

Gustavo Adrián Ramos Vásquez (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈðɾjan ˈramos]; born 22 January 1986), commonly known as Adrián Ramos, is a Colombian footballer who plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

He made his debut for the Colombia national football team in 2008 and has represented them over 25 times, including at the 2011 Copa América and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

After a disappointing loan spell at Club Santa Fe, Ramos returned to América de Cali and was one of the biggest reasons for them getting to the final of the Mustang Cup. At this point, he made sure that he was ready for a place on the national team. In the summer of 2009, he signed a contract with Hertha BSC in Germany. In the 2013–14 Bundesliga season, he had his best season so far with Hertha, contributing 16 goals, the joint fourth most in the league.

On 9 April 2014, it was announced that Ramos would sign for Borussia Dortmund, joining them on 1 July 2014, moving for an undisclosed fee and penning a four-year contract with the club.[1] Ramos went on to say that he was looking forward to joining his new team, while also stating that he hoped to fill the void left by Robert Lewandowski for the fans.[2][3]

International career[edit]

He played for Colombia U-17 in the 2003 World Cup and scored three goals. This helped Colombia finish fourth. He received a full international call-up and started for Colombia on 20 August 2008 in a friendly against Ecuador in New Jersey.

On 2 July 2011, Ramos scored the only goal of the game just before half time against Costa Rica in the group stage of the 2011 Copa América in Argentina.[4]

Ramos was included in Colombia's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, their first appearance in the tournament since 1998. He made his first appearance by starting in the last group game with the team already qualified, playing the whole 90 minutes as Colombia beat Japan 4–1.[5] He came on as a substitute in both knockout games as Colombia eventually fell at the quarter-finals, their best performance to date.

International goals[edit]

As of 1 March 2014[6]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 October 2009 Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Paraguay 0–1 0–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 2 July 2011 Estadio 23 de Agosto, San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina  Costa Rica 1–0 1–0 2011 Copa América


  1. ^ "Adrian Ramos joins BVB in the summer". Borussia Dortmund. 9 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Figueroa, Patricio; Zocher, Thomas (12 April 2014). "Transfer news: Hertha Berlin striker Adrian Ramos is excited to be joining Borussia Dortmund". Sky Sports News. 
  3. ^ Wright, Joe (11 April 2014). "Ramos: I can fill the Lewandowski void at Dortmund". 
  4. ^ "Copa América - Colombia edge past Costa Rica". Eurosport. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (24 June 2014). "Japan 1-4 Colombia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Adrián Ramos at

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