Casey Ramirez

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Casey Ramirez
Personal information
Full name Casey Ramirez
Date of birth (1989-12-08) December 8, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Yardley, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Playing position Defender
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–11 Syracuse University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–12 Ottawa Fury
2012 Fortuna Hjørring (0)
2013 Portland Thorns FC 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 22, 2013 (UTC).

Casey Ramirez (born December 8, 1989) is an American soccer defender who most recently played for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She previously played for Fortuna Hjørring in Denmark's Elitedivisionen.

Early life[edit]

Born to Joe and Phyllis Ramerez, Casey was raised in Yardley, Pennsylvania where she attended The Pennington School. A committed athlete, Ramirez played soccer, softball, basketball, lacrosse and ran track for the school. During her junior year, she helped the soccer team win the McDonough Tournament in Baltimore. The team was ranked first in the country. The same year, Ramirez was named to the Trenton Times First-Team All-Prep "A" team as a midfielder.[1] During her senior year, she captained the team to the New Jersey state title for the fourth consecutive year and was named for a second time to the Trenton Times First-Team All-Prep "A" team – this time as a defender.[1]

Syracuse University[edit]

Ramirez attended Syracuse University where she played for the Syracuse Orange from 2008 to 2011.[1] She made 75 appearances as a defender for the team scoring 3 goals and serving 4 assists.[2]

Playing career[edit]


Fortuna Hjørring, 2012[edit]

Ramirez signed with Fortuna Hjørring in Denmark's Elite for the 2012–13 season. The team finished second during regular season play. Ramirez made two appearances for the club during the 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League Round of 16.[3]

Portland Thorns FC, 2013[edit]

Ramirez was signed by the Portland Thorns FC as a discovery player a couple of months into inaugural 2013 season with the National Women's Soccer League.[4] Of the signing, Thorns FC head coach Cindy Parlow Cone said, "Casey is a very good attacking outside back or midfielder. She is very difficult to beat one-on-one and is great at helping to build the attack out of the back."[5] She made four appearances for the club during the regular season tallying 160 minutes.[6] February 8, 2014 the Thorns released Ramirez.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Casey Ramirez". Syracuse University. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gibson, Geoff (June 21, 2013). "Portland Thorns FC Acquire Defender Casey Ramirez from Fortuna Hjørring". SB Nation. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hyber, Josh (June 22, 2013). "Former Syracuse defender Ramirez joins Portland Thorns". Syracuse University. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Thorns FC acquire defender Casey Ramirez". Portland Timbers. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ Braeback, Jeremiah (June 20, 2013). "Thorns waive defender Jazmyne Avant, sign defender Casey Ramirez". NWSL News. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Casey Ramirez". Soccer Way. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 14, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 

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