Paco Ramírez

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Francisco Ramírez
Personal information
Full name Francisco Javier Ramírez Gámez
Date of birth (1965-11-28) 28 November 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth Bacerac, Sonora, Mexico
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1988 Toros Neza 63 (2)
1988–1989 Atlante F.C. 19 (0)
1990–1992 Puebla F.C. 71 (0)
1992–1994 Club Necaxa 53 (1)
1994–1995 CD Veracruz 33 (0)
1995–1998 Cruz Azul 25 (1)
Teams managed
2002 Club Atlas (assistant)
2002–2006 Mexico (assistant)
2007–2008 Club Necaxa (assistant)
2008–2009 Mexico (assistant)
2009 C.D. Guadalajara
2010–2011 CD Veracruz (assistant)
2011 Club Necaxa (assistant)
2011 Club Necaxa
2012– Dorados de Sinaloa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Francisco Javier Ramírez Gámez (born November 28, 1965 in Bacerac, Sonora), popularly nicknamed Paco Ramírez, is a Mexican football manager and former defender. He was also a member of the Mexican national team coaching staff on two occasions under Ricardo Lavolpe and Sven-Göran Eriksson.[1] Ramírez later became manager of C.D. Guadalajara during the Clausura 2009, but was sacked after 7 matches into the Apertura 2009.

Paco Ramírez is currently the manager at Dorados de Sinaloa.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Although Ramírez started off playing baseball in school, his talents in soccer led him to play in different teams at the state level, until he got the opportunity to represent Sonora in the National Junior Tournament "Benito Juárez", where he was discovered by Wasilevsky Waldemar. By playing in the Cannes and Toulon Tournament at the amateur level, he was finally given an opportunity by Toros Neza in 1984.

Management career[edit]

Paco Ramírez began his career as an assistant coach to Enrique Meza at Club Atlas, and since then has been an assistant coach to Ricardo Lavolpe, Hans Westerhof, Salvador Reyes, Sven-Göran Eriksson, and Sergio Bueno. On April 16, 2009 Paco Ramírez was hired as the head coach of C.D. Guadalajara to replace Omar Arellano who had been acting as an interim coach for the club.

In 2002, Ramírez received his first call as an assistant to the Mexican national team by Ricardo Lavolpe where he participated in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. He was called up again for a second run with the national team, but this time by Sven-Göran Eriksson in 2008. This time it was much shorter with the sacking of Eriksson a year later.

In October 2010 Carlos Méndez, president of the Salvadoran Football Association (FESFUT), announced that Paco Ramírez is one option among the portfolio of candidates they have planned to become the next head coach of El Salvador since the departure of Carlos de los Cobos.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ir a la Selección, sumamente atractivo: Paco Ramírez". MedioTiempo. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Paco Ramírez auxiliará a Sergio Bueno en Veracruz". MedioTiempo. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Paco Ramírez es sólo un candidato más para la FESUT". MedioTiempo. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 

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