Gastón Ramírez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ramírez and the second or maternal family name is Pereyra.
Gastón Ramírez
Gastón Ramírez against Chile.jpg
Ramírez with Uruguay in 2011
Personal information
Full name Gastón Exequiel Ramírez Pereyra
Date of birth (1990-12-02) 2 December 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Fray Bentos, Uruguay
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Middlesbrough
Number 21
Youth career
2005–2008 Peñarol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Peñarol 42 (8)
2010–2012 Bologna 58 (12)
2012–2016 Southampton 48 (6)
2014–2015 Hull City (loan) 22 (1)
2016 Middlesbrough (loan) 18 (7)
2016– Middlesbrough 2 (0)
National team
2009 Uruguay U20 3 (0)
2012 Uruguay U23 5 (2)
2010– Uruguay 38 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:22, 21 August 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:57, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Gastón Exequiel Ramírez Pereyra (locally: [ɡahˈton raˈmiɾeh]; born 2 December 1990) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Middlesbrough and the Uruguay national football team.

A full international for Uruguay since 2010, he represented the nation at the 2012 Olympics, 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Fray Bentos, Ramírez started his senior career in Uruguay with Peñarol, making his professional debut for the club in March 2009. In his second year there, Ramírez scored 6 goals in 30 games, helping the club win the 2009–10 Primera División.

Bologna[edit]

In August 2010, Ramírez was sold to Bologna for a fee of €2.5 million.[citation needed] He made his Bologna debut in a 1–1 draw away to Catania on 26 September 2010.[2] Ramírez finished his first season at Bologna with four goals and two assists in 25 league appearances, and scored an additional three goals in two Coppa Italia games.[3]

Southampton[edit]

On 31 August 2012, he joined Southampton for a reported £12m, signing a four-year contract.[4][5] He made his debut on 15 September in a 6–1 defeat against Arsenal, coming on as a half-time substitute for Steven Davis.[6] He scored his first goal on 29 September 2012, opening the scoring in a 3–1 defeat against Everton.[7] His first home goal came in a 2–0 victory against Newcastle United on 25 November.[8] On 1 January 2013, he scored in a 1–1 draw at home to Arsenal.[9]

On 27 April, Ramírez was sent off for an incident involving West Bromwich Albion's Marc-Antoine Fortuné following an elbow on Shane Long. As a result, he was suspended for the last three matches of the season.[10][11] On 23 January 2014, it was announced that along with Dejan Lovren, Ramírez would be out for six to eight weeks with ankle ligament damage.[12]

Hull City (loan)[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Ramírez was loaned to fellow Premier League club, Hull City.[13] Two weeks later he made his debut at the KC Stadium, replacing fellow debutant Mohamed Diamé for the final 11 minutes of a 2–2 draw against West Ham United.[14]

Ramírez was given a straight red card for kicking Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen in Hull's 1–2 home defeat on 23 November.[15] He scored once in 22 games for the Tigers – equalising in a 3–1 win at Sunderland on 26 December with a 30-yard strike, before assisting James Chester's header via a corner kick.[16] However, the season ended with relegation.

Middlesbrough (loan)[edit]

On 26 January 2016, Ramírez joined Middlesbrough on loan for the rest of the season, when his Southampton contract expires.[17][18] He made his debut on 9 February in a 1–1 draw at Milton Keynes Dons, and two weeks later he scored his first Boro goal, giving them the lead in a 3–1 win against Cardiff City at the Riverside Stadium.[19] On 4 March, he struck both goals in a 2–1 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, putting his team on top of the Championship table.[20]

On 7 May, he was part of the Middlesbrough side that won promotion back to the top-flight with a man of the match performance in a 1–1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion, despite sustaining a nasty injury following a challenge by Dale Stephens.[21][22]

Middlesbrough[edit]

Ramírez re-joined Middlesbrough on 22 July 2016.[23]

International career[edit]

Ramírez playing against Austria in March 2014

In 2009, Ramírez played in the FIFA U-20 World Cup. On 8 October 2010, he received his first full cap for Uruguay in a 7–1 friendly win against Indonesia in Jakarta, replacing Diego Pérez at half time.[24]

In July 2012, he was named as a member of the Uruguay squad for the football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics, scoring during a warm-up match against Panama on 15 July. On 26 July, he scored from a free-kick to equalise as Uruguay came from behind to win 2–1 against the United Arab Emirates at Old Trafford in their opening game,[25] although they were eventually eliminated at the group stage.

In June 2013, Ramírez was picked by Óscar Tabárez for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament. Ramírez started the first group game against world champions Spain, and the third match against Tahiti, as Uruguay eventually came fourth.

On 31 May 2014, Ramírez was named in Uruguay's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[26] He made his tournament debut in the last group game against Italy on 24 June, replacing Cristian Rodríguez after 78 minutes. Three minutes later, he supplied the cross from which Diego Godín scored the only goal of the game, putting Uruguay through to the knock-out stages.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 8 May 2016[28]
Club Season League Cups Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Peñarol 2009–10 30 6 0 0 4 1 34 7
Total 30 6 0 0 4 1 34 7
Bologna 2010–11 25 4 2 3 0 0 27 7
2011–12 33 8 0 0 0 0 33 8
Total 58 12 2 3 0 0 60 15
Southampton 2012–13 26 5 0 0 26 5
2013–14 18 1 4 2 22 3
2014–15 1 0 1 0 2 0
2015–16 3 0 2 0 5 0
Total 48 6 7 2 0 0 55 8
Hull City (loan) 2014–15 22 1 0 0 22 1
Total 22 1 0 0 22 1
Middlesbrough (loan) 2015–16 18 7 0 0 18 7
Total 18 7 0 0 18 7
Career Total 176 32 9 5 4 1 189 38

International[edit]

As of match played 13 June 2016[29]
National team Year Apps Goals
Uruguay 2010 3 0
2011 5 0
2012 6 0
2013 12 0
2014 8 0
2015 0 0
2016 4 0
Total 38 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Peñarol

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Player Profile Gastón Ramírez". Premier League. 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ramirez, Gaston" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bologna Squad Archive". Who Scored. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ramírez Completes Saints Switch". Southampton FC. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gaston Ramirez completes move to Southampton". BBC Sport. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Arsenal 6–1 Southampton" BBC Sport. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Everton 3–1 Southampton" BBC Sport. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Southampton 2–0 Newcastle" BBC Sport. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Southampton 1–1 Arsenal" BBC Sport. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Saints 0 – 3 West Brom: Report". Southampton F.C. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Southampton 0 – 3 West Brom". BBC Sport. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Gaston Ramirez and Dejan Lovren out for up to eight weeks" BBC Sport. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Transfer deadline day: Hull sign Gaston Ramirez and Mo Diame". BBC Sport. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Hull 2-2 West Ham". BBC Sport. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  15. ^ Cryer, Andy (23 November 2014). "Hull 1-2 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  16. ^ Mellor, Jason (26 December 2014). "Sunderland 1-3 Hull City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  17. ^ "Ramírez joins Boro on loan". Southampton FC. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Middlesbrough: Gaston Ramirez signs on loan from Southampton". BBC Sport. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  19. ^ "Middlesbrough 3-1 Cardiff City". BBC Sport. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  20. ^ Aloia, Andrew (4 March 2016). "Middlesbrough 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  21. ^ Tallentire, Philip (7 May 2016). "'Gaston Ramirez played like a man possessed': Player ratings as Middlesbrough FC draw with Brighton to reach Premier League". Middlesbrough Gazette. Retrieved 10 May 2016. Gaston Ramirez 10/10: Boro's catalyst played like a man possessed. 
  22. ^ Arrowsmith, Richard (7 May 2016). "Middlesbrough promotion celebrations are dampened by gruesome injury to Gaston Ramirez after Dale Stephens tackle". Daily Mail. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  23. ^ "Gaston Ramirez: Boro Fans Played A Big Part In My Teesside Return". Middlesbrough F.C. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  24. ^ Edwards, Daniel (8 October 2010). "Indonesia 1-7 Uruguay: Suarez & Cavani Goalfest Leads Uruguay To Second Half Thrashing". Goal.com. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  25. ^ Hunter, Andy (26 July 2012). "London 2012: Luis Suárez inspires Uruguay comeback against UAE". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  26. ^ "World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez named in final Uruguay squad". BBC Sport. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "Italy 0 Uruguay 1". BBC Sport. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  28. ^ Gaston Ramirez career statistics at Soccerbase
  29. ^ "Ramirez, Gaston". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 

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