David Ramírez

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For the footballer born in 1993, see David Ramírez (footballer, born 1993). For the editor, see David Ramirez.
David Ramírez
Personal information
Full name Arturo David Ramírez Torres
Date of birth (1981-02-18) February 18, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Ramallo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Defensores de Belgrano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Sportivo Italiano 60 (24)
2003–2005 Ferro Carril Oeste 53 (10)
2005–2006 Olimpo 30 (4)
2007 Ponferradina 9 (2)
2007–2008 Godoy Cruz 29 (8)
2008 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 9 (0)
2009 Unión Española 23 (3)
2010 Godoy Cruz 32 (10)
2011–2013 Vélez Sársfield 38 (11)
2012–2013 Godoy Cruz (loan) 13 (4)
2013–2014 Millonarios 6 (0)
2014–2015 Colón 19 (4)
2016 Godoy Cruz 10 (0)
2016– Defensores de Belgrano 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2015.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ramírez and the second or maternal family name is Torres.

Arturo David Ramírez Torres (born 18 February 1981) is an Argentine football midfielder who currently plays for Defensores de Belgrano.

Career[edit]

Ramírez started his professional career in 2001 with Defensores de Belgrano de Villa Ramallo. Subsequently, he joined Sportivo Italiano, where he played for 3 years. In the second semester of 2003, he was transferred to Ferro Carril Oeste. Two years later, Ramírez was signed by Olimpo, therefore having his first experience in the Argentine top division.

The midfielder had his first experience outside his country playing for Spanish SD Ponferradina on a six-months loan during 2007.[1] He returned to his country later that year to join Godoy Cruz, in the second division.

In 2008, Ramírez was signed by Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, where he played 9 games without scoring during the 2008 Apertura. In January of that year, Ramírez moved to Chile to play for Unión Española. During the 2009 Apertura, he played 17 matches (3 goals), and finished runner-up of the Chilean Primera División with the team. In the second half of 2009, he played with Unión Española the Copa Sudamericana, totaling 4 matches and 1 goal (against Vélez Sársfield).[2]

In January 2010, Ramírez returned to Argentina signing again with Godoy Cruz, this time in the first division. He played a total 32 games (10 goals) during his year-long spell with the Mendoza Province team, and helped them finish 3rd in the 2010 Clausura and 5th in the 2010 Apertura.

On January 27, 2011, he agreed to join Vélez Sársfield, that bought his transfer rights from Godoy Cruz in approximately US$3 million.[3][4] On 15 February 2011 he made his Copa Libertadores debut at the age of 29 and scored his first goal for Vélez in a 3–0 win against Caracas FC.[5] On his first season with Vélez, he helped his team to win the 2011 Clausura tournament and reach the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores. Despite not being a regular starter, he was the team's top scorer during the league championship, with 8 goals in 14 games.[6]

Honours[edit]

Vélez Sársfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Ramírez fichó por el Ponferradina (Spanish)". 2007-01-10. 
  2. ^ "David Ramírez acalló el José Amalfitani con el empate parcial (Spanish)". 2009-09-23. 
  3. ^ "David Ramírez, nuevo jugador de Vélez". Cancha Llena (in Spanish). 2011-01-27. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  4. ^ "Un Mago en Liniers" (in Spanish). Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield. 2011-01-27. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  5. ^ Golazo: David Ramírez vs Caracas FC
  6. ^ "Closing '11 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 

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