Mauricio Ramos

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Mauricio Ramos
Personal information
Full name Mauricio J. Ramos Méndez
Date of birth (1969-03-09) March 9, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1980–1987 Tahuichi Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Destroyers ? (?)
1994–1995 Guabirá ? (?)
1995 Cruzeiro 2 (0)
1997–1998 The Strongest ? (?)
1998–1999 Tampa Bay Mutiny 52 (12)
2000 New England Revolution 21 (3)
2001 Oriente Petrolero ? (?)
2002 Unión Central ? (?)
2003 San José ? (?)
National team
1990–2001 Bolivia 35 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 17, 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mauricio J. Ramos Méndez (born March 9, 1969 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a retired Bolivian football midfielder. He played 35 international matches and scored 1 goal for the Bolivia national team, including an appearance in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[1]

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Nicknamed "Tapera", Ramos initiated his career in 1988 playing for Bolivian club Destroyers alongside future stars Marco Etcheverry and Erwin Sánchez as teammates. They quickly established themselves as the "Golden Trio" because of their impressive ability and the perfect blend they created on the field. In 1994, Ramos transferred to club Guabirá, where he excelled and became the best player in the league. In 1995, he went abroad and signed for Brazilian team Cruzeiro. While playing in Brazil, Ramos suffered a serious knee injury that kept him away from the sport for nearly 14 months. After his recovery in 1997, he returned to first division football in great shape with club The Strongest before joining the Major League Soccer, where he played for the Tampa Bay Mutiny (1998–99) and the New England Revolution (2000). After leaving the MLS, he played for Bolivian teams Oriente Petrolero, Unión Central and Club San José, where his career came to an end in 2003.

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