José Ramos Delgado
Ramos Delgado with Lanús' jersey in 1956.
José Manuel Ramos Delgado
Date of birth
25 August 1935
Place of birth
Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death
3 December 2010
Place of death
Villa Elisa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
River Plate 172
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
José Manuel Ramos Delgado (25 August 1935 – 3 December 2010) was an Argentine footballer and manager. He played for the Argentine national team in two World Cups and had a successful tenure in Brazilian football with Santos. He went on to become a football manager, working in Argentina and Peru.
Early life [ edit ]
Ramos Delgado was born in the city of
Quilmes, Argentina. He belonged to the Cape Verdean community in Argentina, as his father was a native of these islands, born in [1 ] São Vicente. [2 ]
Playing career [ edit ]
Ramos Delgado started his playing career in 1956 with
Lanús. He soon earned a move to River Plate where he played 172 games in seven seasons with the club.
In 1966, Ramos Delgado joined
Banfield. After a short spell with the club, he moved to Brazil to play for Santos, where he played alongside Pelé, Coutinho and Pepe in the club's golden years. He continued playing for Santos until the age of 38, making a total of 324 appearances and scoring one goal.
In the last year of his playing career, Delgado played for
Portuguesa Santista, retiring at the age of 39.
National team [ edit ]
Between 1958 and 1965, Ramos Delgado played 25 times for the
Argentine national team. He was included in the squads for the 1958 and 1962 FIFA World Cups, and played in the qualifiers for the 1966 World Cup.
Coaching career [ edit ]
After retiring as a player, Ramos Delgado had a spell as manager of Santos, before returning to Argentina where he worked as the manager of several football clubs including
Belgrano, Deportivo Maipú, Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata, Estudiantes de La Plata, River Plate, Talleres de Córdoba, Platense, All Boys and his home town club Quilmes. He also worked as the manager of Peruvian club Universitario.
He returned to Santos to work as a youth team coach helping to develop young players such as
Robinho and Diego.
Ramos Delgado died in a hospital in
Villa Elisa on 3 December 2010, of Alzheimer's disease. [3 ]
Honours [ edit ]
As a player [ edit ]
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