César Augusto Ramírez
|Full name||César Augusto Ramírez Caje|
|Date of birth||24 March 1977|
|Place of birth||Curuguaty, Paraguay|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He spent most of his 15-year professional career with Cerro Porteño (two spells, nine seasons in total), but also competed in Argentina and Portugal.
Born in Curuguaty, Ramírez made his Paraguayan Primera División on 24 June 1995 at the age of 18, featuring for Club Cerro Corá in a 0–0 draw against Club Olimpia. In January 1997 he moved abroad for the first time, going on to spend two 1/2-seasons with Sporting Clube de Portugal, for whom he rarely played.
In 1999, following a spell in Argentina with Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield, Ramírez signed with Cerro Porteño back in his homeland, scoring seven goals in 22 games in the 2001 national championship to help his team lift the trophy. He bettered that to a career-high 13 goals three years later, with the tournament also ending in conquest.
Ramírez joined Brazil's Clube de Regatas do Flamengo in 2005, netting 11 times in 32 matches all competitions comprised during his one-year spell and ranking tenth-alltime foreign top scorer at the time of his retirement. Subsequently, he returned to Cerro for a further four top level campaigns, calling it quits at 33.
Ramírez made his debut for the Paraguayan national team in 1997. He was selected by manager Paulo César Carpegiani for his 1998 FIFA World Cup squad, and appeared in two group stage contests in France, against Bulgaria and Spain (both 0–0 draws).
- Cerro Porteño
- "La despedida de un ídolo: Dejá un mensaje para el Tigre" [Farewell of an idol: Leave a message to the Tiger] (in Spanish). Última Hora. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "César Ramírez". FIFA.com. Retrieved 14 October 2013.