Jonás Ramalho

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Jonás Ramalho
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Ramalho playing for Spain U19 in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jonás Ramalho Chimeno
Date of birth (1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Barakaldo, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Girona (on loan from Athletic Bilbao)
Number 24
Youth career
2001–2003 Leioa
2003–2009 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Bilbao Athletic 51 (2)
2010–2011 Baskonia 8 (0)
2011– Athletic Bilbao 8 (0)
2013– Girona (loan) 36 (0)
National team
2009 Spain U16 3 (0)
2009–2010 Spain U17 13 (0)
2011 Spain U18 2 (0)
2011–2012 Spain U19 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ramalho and the second or maternal family name is Chimeno.

Jonás Ramalho Chimeno (born 10 June 1993) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Girona FC on loan from Athletic Bilbao mainly as a right back.

He was the first mixed-race player to play for Athletic Bilbao – who only field Basque players – in an official competition.[1]

Club career[edit]

Ramalho was born in Barakaldo, Biscay, to a Basque mother and an Angolan father.[2] A product of Athletic Bilbao's famed youth system Lezama, he first appeared with the main squad at only 14, in a friendly match. As a senior, he had only played once for the reserves when he received his first call-up for the first team, being named in the 18-man squad for a UEFA Europa League match at home to SV Werder Bremen, filling in for regular Andoni Iraola as the side was already qualified; however, he did not leave the bench in the 0–3 group stage home loss, on 16 December 2009.

Ramalho made his La Liga debut on 20 November 2011 at the age of 18 years and five months, playing the last five minutes in a 2–1 away win against Sevilla FC.[3] On 2 August of the following year he made his first appearance in European competition, in a 3–1 home win over NK Slaven Belupo for the season's Europa League.


Spain U19


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