Gastón Ramírez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ramírez and the second or maternal family name is Pereyra.
Gastón Ramírez
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Ramírez with Uruguay in 2014
Personal information
Full name Gastón Ezequiel Ramírez Pereyra
Date of birth (1990-12-02) 2 December 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Fray Bentos, Uruguay
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hull City
(on loan from Southampton)
Number 25
Youth career
2005–2008 Peñarol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Peñarol 30 (6)
2010–2012 Bologna 58 (12)
2012– Southampton 44 (6)
2014– Hull City (loan) 10 (1)
National team
2009 Uruguay U20 3 (0)
2010– Uruguay 34 (0)
2012 Uruguay Olympic 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:36, 27 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:18, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Gastón Ezequiel Ramírez Pereyra (locally: [ɡahˈton raˈmiɾeh]; born 2 December 1990) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Hull City (on loan from Southampton) and the Uruguay national football team as an attacking midfielder.

A full international for Uruguay since 2010, he represented the nation at the 2012 Olympics, 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Fray Bentos, Ramírez started his senior career in Uruguay with Peñarol, making his professional debut for the club in March 2009. In his second year at Peñarol, Ramírez scored 6 goals in 20 games, helping the club win the 2009–10 Primera División.

In August 2010, Ramírez was sold to Bologna for a fee of €2.5 million.[citation needed] He made his Bologna debut in a 1–1 draw away to Catania on 26 September 2010.[2] Ramírez finished his first season at Bologna with four goals and two assists in 25 league appearances, and scored an additional three goals in two Coppa Italia games.[3]

Southampton[edit]

On 31 August 2012, he joined Southampton for a reported £12m, signing a four-year contract.[4][5] He made his debut on 15 September in a 6–1 defeat against Arsenal, coming on as a half-time substitute for Steven Davis.[6] He scored his first goal on 29 September 2012, opening the scoring in a 3–1 defeat against Everton.[7] His first home goal came in a 2–0 victory against Newcastle United on 25 November.[8] On 1 January 2013, he scored in a 1–1 draw at home to Arsenal.[9]

On 27 April, Ramírez was sent off for an incident involving West Bromwich Albion's Marc-Antoine Fortuné following an elbow on Shane Long. As a result, he was suspended for the last three matches of the season.[10][11] On 23 January 2014, it was announced that along with Dejan Lovren, Ramirez would be out for six to eight weeks with ankle ligament damage.[12]

Hull City[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Ramírez was loaned to fellow Premier League club, Hull City.[13] Two weeks later he made his debut at the KC Stadium, replacing fellow debutant Mohamed Diamé for the final 11 minutes of a 2–2 draw against West Ham United.[14]

Ramírez was given a straight red card for kicking Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen in Hull's 1–2 home defeat on 23 November.[15]

International career[edit]

Ramírez playing against Austria in March 2014

In 2009, Ramírez played in the FIFA U-20 World Cup. On 8 October 2010, he received his first full cap for Uruguay in a friendly match against Indonesia.

In July 2012, he was named as a member of the Uruguay squad for the football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics. On 15 July, he scored during a warm-up match against Panama. On 26 July, he scored from a free-kick in the game against the United Arab Emirates

In June 2013, Ramírez was picked by Óscar Tabárez for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament. Ramírez started the first Group game against world champions Spain. He also started the third match against Tahiti.

On 31 May 2014, Ramírez was named in Uruguay's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[16] He made his tournament debut in the last group game against Italy on 24 June, replacing Cristian Rodríguez after 78 minutes. Three minutes later, he supplied the cross from which Diego Godín scored the only goal of the game, putting Uruguay through to the knock-out stages.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 13 December 2014.[18]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Peñarol 2009–10 30 6 0 0 4 1 34 7
Total 30 6 0 0 4 1 34 7
Bologna 2010–11 25 4 2 3 0 0 27 7
2011–12 33 8 0 0 0 0 33 8
Total 58 12 2 3 0 0 60 15
Southampton 2012–13 26 5 0 0 26 5
2013–14 18 1 4 2 22 3
Total 44 6 4 2 48 8
Hull City (loan) 2014–15 8 0 0 0 8 0
Total 8 0 0 0 8 0
Career Total 140 24 6 5 4 1 150 30

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Peñarol

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Player Profile Gastón Ramírez". Premier League. 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ramirez, Gaston" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bologna Squad Archive". Who Scored. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ramírez Completes Saints Switch". Southampton FC. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gaston Ramirez completes move to Southampton". BBC Sport. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Arsenal 6–1 Southampton" BBC Sport. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Everton 3–1 Southampton" BBC Sport. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Southampton 2–0 Newcastle" BBC Sport. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Southampton 1–1 Arsenal" BBC Sport. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Saints 0 – 3 West Brom: Report". Southampton F.C. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Southampton 0 – 3 West Brom". BBC Sport. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Gaston Ramirez and Dejan Lovren out for up to eight weeks" BBC Sport. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Transfer deadline day: Hull sign Gaston Ramirez and Mo Diame". BBC Sport. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Hull 2-2 West Ham". BBC Sport. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  15. ^ Cryer, Andy (23 November 2014). "Hull 1-2 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez named in final Uruguay squad". BBC Sport. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Italy 0 Uruguay 1". BBC Sport. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  18. ^ Gaston Ramirez career stats at Soccerbase

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