* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Ruy Ramos(ラモス瑠偉,Ramosu Rui?, born February 9, 1957, in Rio de Janeiro), formerly Ruy Gonçalves Ramos Sobrinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁuj ɡõˈsawviʒ ˈʁɐ̃muʃ suˈbɾĩɲu], until he obtained Japanese citizenship), is a Brazilian-born football (soccer) player, who became a naturalizedJapanese citizen in 1989. He was one of the first foreign players in Japanese professional soccer, joining Yomiuri (later Verdy Kawasaki, now Tokyo Verdy) in 1977 at the age of 20. He was an important member of the Japanese national team during their unsuccessful 1994 World Cup qualification, eventually retiring from the game in 1998 at the age of 41. He was a member of the Japan team that won the 1992 AFC Asian Cup and he played 4 matches in the competition. Under national coach Hans Ooft, Japan progressed to the final qualifying stage of the AFC for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Ruy Ramos was on the pitch when Japan's hope to play in the finals was dashed by an injury-time Iraqi equaliser in the last qualifier, the match that the Japanese fans now refer to as the Agony of Doha.
He briefly came out of his retirement for Okinawa Kariyushi as player–technical advisor in 2002. However, he left the club after a row with the management at the end of the season. Then he served as technical adviser for crosstown Ryūkyū.
In January 2006, he was named coach of his former squad Tokyo Verdy 1969, freshly relegated from J-League Division 1. After a disappointing 2006 season in Division 2, Coach Ramos stated that if his team did not win the first game of the 2007 season, he would step down as head coach. The first game was on March 4 against Thespa Kusatsu, one of the weakest teams in the league, and Tokyo won this match 5-0. His team managed to finish 2nd after all and Tokyo Verdy got promoted to division 1. After the season, Ramos resigned and became the executive director of the club.