Iain Ramsay

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Iain Ramsay
Iain Ramsay.jpg
Ramsay with Sydney FC in 2009
Personal information
Full name Iain Irinco Ramsay[1]
Date of birth (1988-02-27) 27 February 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Perth, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Sukhothai
Number 7
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 78 (11)
2013–2015 Melbourne City 46 (3)
2015–2016 Tractor Sazi 8 (0)
2017 Ceres–Negros 34 (11)
2018 Felda United 16 (2)
2019– Sukhothai 30
National team
2015– Philippines 34 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:09, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Iain Irinco Ramsay (born 27 February 1988) is a Filipino professional footballer who plays for Sukhothai in the Thai League 1, as a left midfielder. He previously made competitive appearances for Sydney FC, Melbourne City, Sydney Olympic, Adelaide United, Tractor Sazi, Ceres–Negros and Felda United. He represents the Philippines internationally.

Early life and education[edit]

Ramsay was born in Perth, Australia to a Scottish father and a Filipino mother. Ramsay's father was born in Dunblane, Scotland while his mother was born in Pampanga, Philippines who migrated to Australia at age 30 before the 1990s. Ramsay attended Prairiewood High School and Bossley Park High School.[2][3]

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.[2]

Sydney Olympic[edit]

Ramsay signed for New South Wales Premier League team Sydney Olympic, returning to the club he played for as a youth.[4]

Adelaide United[edit]

On 23 July 2010, Ramsay signed a one-year professional contract with Adelaide United.[5] On 20 August 2010, Ramsay scored two goals against Melbourne Heart, to help Adelaide win the game.[6] 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.[7]

Melbourne Heart[edit]

On 7 April 2013, Melbourne Heart FC (now known as Melbourne City FC), announced Ramsay had signed with the club for the 2013/14 season.[8][9] On 13 May 2015, Melbourne City confirmed that Ramsay was released from the club.[10]

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.[11] He assisted three times in first two matches of his team.[citation needed]

Under manager, Toni, Ramsay started in some matches. When Amir Ghalenoei took over Tractor Sazi, Ramsay didn't have playing time with his club.[12] It was reported in 2 January 2016 that Tractor Sazi has terminated Ramsay's contract.[13] As of May 2016, is a free agent. He is not ruling out any future stints in Iran.[12]

In July 2016, Ramsay went on trial at Eerste Divisie side FC Volendam.[14]

Ceres-Negros[edit]

In January 2017, Ceres-Negros announced that they have signed in Ramsay, along with few other players, to play for the club.[15] Ramsay scored his first goal on 7 March against Tampines Rovers FC for the 2017 AFC Cup, which ended 5-0 home victory.[16] He was also instrumental to his club's 4-1 win over Global Cebu in the title match of the 2017 Philippines Football League Final Series by scoring a hat-trick.[17]

FELDA United F.C.[edit]

Ramsay was signed in by Thai club, PT Prachuap in late 2017 while the 2017 season of the Philippines Football League was still ongoing. He completed the season with Ceres and was set to play for the Thai club who would be making their debut in the Thai League in the 2018 season.[18] However in January 2018, Ramsay decided to move to FELDA United F.C. of the Malaysia Super League instead.[19]

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.[20]

Ramsay was called up to the Philippines national team in May 2015, ahead of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Bahrain and Yemen.[21] He scored his first goal in the 74th minute in a 2–0 away success versus Yemen.[22] Ramsay's second international goal came on 29 March 2016, against North Korea.[23]

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.[20]

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."[24]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 7 April 2017[25]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sydney 2009–10 A-League 1 0 1 0
Sydney Olympic 2010 NPL NSW 37 1 37 1
Adelaide United 2010–11 A-League 25 5 1 0 26 5
2011–12 30 4 30 4
2012–13 23 2 10 0 1 0 34 2
Total 78 11 - - 10 0 2 0 90 11
Melbourne Heart /
Melbourne City
2013–14 A-League 26 1 26 1
2014–15 20 2 0 0 20 2
Total 46 3 - - - - 0 0 46 3
Tractor Sazi 2015–16 Persian Gulf Pro League 8 0 0 0 8 0
Ceres-Negros F.C. 2017 Philippine Football League 0 0 2 1 34 11 2 1
Career total 170 15 0 0 12 0 2 0 184 14

International[edit]

Philippines national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 7 1
2016 8 2
2017 6 1
Total 21 4

Statistics accurate as of match played 14 November 2017[26]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.[26]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
2015
1. 16 June Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Yemen
2–0
2–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2016
2. 29 March Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines  North Korea
3–2
3–2
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 10 October
1–3
1–3
Friendly
2017
4. 28 March Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines    Nepal
3–0
4–1
2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2019
5. 14 November National Football Stadium, Malé, Maldives  Maldives
1–0
2–1
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sydney FC

Personal[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[2016 AFF Suzuki Cup] Final Round Group Competition Group A - Final Registration of Officials and Players - Team: Philippines" (PDF). ASEAN Football Federation. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Dasey, Jason (11 June 2015). "A-League star Iain Ramsay prepares for Philippines debut in AFC World Cup qualifying". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Bossley Park High School". Sydney FC Academy Football Schools. Sydney FC. n.d. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Ramsay joins Olympic". Sydney Olympic. 19 February 2010. Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Adelaide United sign Sydney young gun". Adelaide United FC. A-League. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Reds notch first win". A-League. 20 August 2010. Archived from the original on 25 February 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Adelaide Come from Behind to win". A-League. 4 October 2010. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  8. ^ Melbourne City FC [@MelbourneCity] (8 April 2013). "The Club is also delighted to announce that 25-year-old Iain Ramsay will join the Club from Adelaide United" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Migliaccio, Val (8 April 2016). "Iain Ramsay leaves Adelaide United for Melbourne Heart". The Advertiser. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Azkals Star Ramsay Enjoying Life at Iran's Tractor Sazi". Football Channel Asia. Kazen Ltd. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Podcast: Interview with Iain Ramsay". Football Channel Asia. Gol Bezan. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Rihairo Meulens en Iain Ramsay op proef bij FC Volendam". fcvolendam.nl (in Dutch). FC Volendam. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  15. ^ "CERES-NEGROS FC UNVEILS NEW SIGNINGS FOR AFC CUP CAMPAIGN". Ceres FC. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  16. ^ "AFC Cup: Rampant Ceres puts 5 goals past Tampines". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  17. ^ Tupas, Cedelf (18 December 2017). "Ramsay hands Ceres fitting farewell gift". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  18. ^ Go, Beatrice (1 November 2017). "Ceres midfielder Iain Ramsay to join Thai League in 2018". Rappler. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  19. ^ Fadly, Oleh Rodly (3 January 2018). "Ramsay pilih The Fighters" [Ramsay chooses The Fighters]. BH Online (in Malaysian). New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad. Retrieved 3 January 2018.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  20. ^ a b Cockerill, Michael (23 July 2011). "Philippine temptation for Ramsay". SMH.com.au. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  21. ^ "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.
  22. ^ "Philippines vs Yemen". FIFA.com. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  23. ^ "Philippines vs Korea DPR". FIFA.com. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  24. ^ "The Philippines' Imported National Football Team". Vice. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  25. ^ "I.Ramsay". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  26. ^ a b "Iain Ramsay". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 2 December 2016.

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