Iain Ramsay

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Iain Ramsay
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Personal information
Full name Iain Irinco Ramsay
Date of birth (1988-02-27) 27 February 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Perth, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left Midfielder, Left Back
Youth career
0000–2006 Llanelli
2006–2007 Gretna
2008–2009 Sydney Olympic
2009–2010 Sydney FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Sydney FC 1 (0)
2010 Sydney Olympic 37 (1)
2010–2013 Adelaide United 80 (11)
2013–2015 Melbourne City 46 (3)
2015–2016 Tractor Sazi 12 (0)
National team
2015– Philippines 12 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 March 2016.

Iain Ramsay (born 27 February 1988) is a Filipino professional footballer who previously played for Tractor Sazi in the Persian Gulf Pro League, as a left midfielder. He previously made competitive appearances for Sydney FC, Melbourne City, Sydney Olympic and Adelaide United. He represents the Philippines internationally.

Early life and education[edit]

Ramsay was born in Sydney, Australia to a Scottish father and a Filipino mother. Ramsay's father is born in Dunblane, Scotland while his mother was born in Pampanga, Philippines who migrated to Australia at age 30 before the 1990s. Ramsay attended Bossley Park High School.[1]

Club career[edit]


In 2006 at 17 years old, Ramsay secured a contract with Scottish club, Gretna F.C. as a youth player. He also spent some time of his youth career with Sydney F.C..[1]


Sydney Olympic[edit]

Ramsay signed for New South Wales Premier League team Sydney Olympic, returning to the club he played for as a youth[2]

Adelaide United[edit]

On 23 July 2010, Ramsay signed a one-year professional contract with Adelaide United.[3] On 20 August 2010, Ramsay scored two goals against Melbourne Heart, to help Adelaide win the game.[4] His third goal for Adelaide came against his former club Sydney FC in a come from behind 2-1 victory. Ramsay scored in extra time to give Adelaide the 3 points.[5]

Melbourne Heart[edit]

On 7 April 2013, Melbourne Heart F.C. (now known as Melbourne City FC), announced Ramsay had signed with the club for the 2013/14 season.[6][7] On 13 May 2015, Melbourne City confirmed that Ramsay was released from the club.[8]

Tractor Sazi[edit]

In the summer of 2015 Ramsay signed with Persian Gulf Pro League club Tractor Sazi. He made his debut for the club in an away match against Gostaresh Foolad where his team won 3-1.[9] He assisted three times in first two matches of his team.[citation needed]

Under manager, Toni Oliveira, Ramsay started in some matches. When Amir Ghalenoei took over Tractor Sazi, Ramsay didn't have playing time with his club.[10] It was reported in 2 January 2016 that Tractor Sazi has terminated Ramsay's contract.[11] As of May 2016, is a free agent. He is not ruling out any future stints in Iran.[10]

In July 2016, Ramsay went on trial at Eerste Divisie side FC Volendam.[12]

International career[edit]

Due to Ramsay being born in Australia and the heritage of his parents, Ramsay was eligible to play for Australia, Scotland and the Philippines.[13]

He was called up to the Philippines national team in May 2015, ahead of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Bahrain and Yemen.[14] He scored his first goal in the 74th minute in a 2–0 away success versus Yemen.[15]

Earlier, he said he aimed of playing for Australia but also considered the Philippines as "a great option" if he is not able to get a call-up from the Socceroos.[13]

He is one of many foreign born players in the Philippines national team. In 2015, he told Vice: "Of course there are a few that will question some of the squad players not being full blooded Filipino. But whether it's a half, a quarter, three-quarters: we consider ourselves Filipino, and we are honoured to represent the country." [16]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.[17]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 June 2015 Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha  Yemen
2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
2. 29 March 2016 Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila  North Korea
2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
3. 10 October 2016 Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila  North Korea


With Sydney FC

Personal Honours

  • National Youth-League: Sydney FC National Youth League Player of the Year 2009-10
  • Adelaide United Rising Star: 2010–11


  1. ^ a b Dasey, Jason (11 June 2015). "A-League star Iain Ramsay prepares for Philippines debut in AFC World Cup qualifying". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ramsay joins Olympic". Sydney Olympic. 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Adelaide United sign Sydney young gun". Adelaide United FC. A-League. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Reds notch first win". A-League. 2010-08-20. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Adelaide Come from Behind to win". A-League. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/MelbourneHeart/status/321121998208110592
  7. ^ Migliaccio, Val (8 April 2016). "Iain Ramsay leaves Adelaide United for Melbourne Heart". The Advertiser. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Melbourne City FC can today confirm it has released five players following the conclusion of the Club's Hyundai A-League 2014/15 campaign.". Melbourne City FC. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Azkals Star Ramsay Enjoying Life at Iran's Tractor Sazi". Football Channel Asia. Kazen Ltd. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Podcast: Interview with Iain Ramsay". Football Channel Asia. Gol Bezan. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "قرارداد یان رمزی هم با تراکتورسازی فسخ شد" [Iain Ramsay's contract terminated by Tractor] (in Persian). Varzesh. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Rihairo Meulens en Iain Ramsay op proef bij FC Volendam". fcvolendam.nl (in Dutch). FC Volendam. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  13. ^ a b Cockerill, Michael (2011-07-23). "Philippine temptation for Ramsay". SMH.com.au. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  14. ^ "23-Man Roster for 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on 11 and 16 June 2015". Philippine Football Federation. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Philippines vs Yemen". FIFA.com. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "The Philippines' Imported National Football Team". Vice. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  17. ^ Iain Ramsay at National-Football-Teams.com

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