Jonás Ramalho

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Jonás Ramalho
Jonás Ramalho.jpg
Ramalho playing for Spain U19 in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jonás Ramalho Chimeno
Date of birth (1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 28)
Place of birth Barakaldo, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Osasuna
Number 15
Youth career
2001–2003 Leioa
2003–2010 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2016 Bilbao Athletic 68 (2)
2010 Basconia 8 (0)
2011–2013 Athletic Bilbao 8 (0)
2013–2015Girona (loan) 61 (2)
2016–2019 Girona 79 (3)
2019–2021 Girona 28 (0)
2021Osasuna (loan) 5 (0)
2021– Osasuna 2 (0)
National team
2009 Spain U16 3 (0)
2009–2010 Spain U17 13 (0)
2011 Spain U18 2 (0)
2011–2012 Spain U19 11 (0)
2020– Angola 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:08, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 13 October 2020

Jonás Ramalho Chimeno (born 10 June 1993) is a professional footballer who plays as a central defender for CA Osasuna and the Angola national team.

In 2011, he was the first mixed-race player to appear for Athletic Bilbao – who only field Basque players – in an official competition.[1] During his career, he represented mainly that club and Girona.

Born in Spain, Ramalho made his debut for Angola in 2020.

Club career[edit]

Athletic Bilbao[edit]

Ramalho was born in Barakaldo, Biscay, to a Basque mother and an Angolan father.[2] A product of Athletic Bilbao's famed youth system at Lezama, he first appeared with the main squad at only 14, featuring as a substitute in a friendly match against SD Amorebieta to become its youngest player of all time.[3] As a senior, he had only played once for the reserves when he received his first call-up for the first team, being named in the 18-man list for a UEFA Europa League match at home to SV Werder Bremen, filling in for regular Andoni Iraola as the side was already qualified;[2] however, he did not leave the bench in the 0–3 group stage home loss on 16 December 2009.[4]

Ramalho made his La Liga debut on 20 November 2011 at the age of 18 years and five months, sent on by coach Marcelo Bielsa to play the last five minutes in place of Fernando Llorente a 2–1 away win against Sevilla FC.[5] On 2 August of the following year he made his first appearance in European competition, starting in a 3–1 home victory over NK Slaven Belupo in that season's UEFA Europa League.[6]

Girona[edit]

In 2013, Ramalho was loaned to Girona FC, playing regularly in two Segunda División seasons. In May 2015, shortly after suffering a serious knee injury away to Deportivo Alavés, he signed a new contract to keep him at Athletic for the upcoming campaign.[7]

On 7 June 2016, after suffering relegation with the B side, Ramalho was released by Athletic Bilbao.[8] He returned to Girona late in the month, now in a permanent deal.[9]

Ramalho left the Catalan club after its relegation in 2019, but returned to on 20 August of that year after agreeing to a three-year contract.[10]

Osasuna[edit]

Ramalho returned to the top division on 1 February 2021, loaned to CA Osasuna until 30 June with a buying option.[11] He signed a permanent one-year contract with the club on 5 July.[12]

International career[edit]

Ramalho was part of the Spanish under-19 squads which won the European Championship in 2011 and 2012. With the team already qualified for the knockout stages as group winners, he was fielded by coach Ginés Meléndez for the final group game in the former competition in Chiajna, scoring an own goal which opened a 3–0 victory for Turkey.[13]

Ramalho was called up by Angola manager Srđan Vasiljević in a preliminary squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations,[14] but was one of three players cut before the final tournament in Egypt.[15] He was again selected in September 2020,[16] winning his first cap the following month in the 3–0 defeat of Mozambique held in Rio Maior.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 22 May 2021[18]
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
Bilbao Athletic 2009–10 Segunda División B 5 0 5 0
2010–11 Segunda División B 6 0 6 0
2011–12 Segunda División B 31 2 31 2
2012–13 Segunda División B 7 0 4[a] 0 11 0
2015–16 Segunda División 19 0 19 0
Total 68 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 72 0
Athletic Bilbao 2011–12 La Liga 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13 La Liga 6 0 1 0 4[b] 0 11 0
Total 8 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 13 0
Girona (loan) 2013–14 Segunda División 25 0 3 0 28 0
2014–15 Segunda División 36 2 2 0 38 2
Girona 2016–17 Segunda División 31 2 1 0 32 2
2017–18 La Liga 26 0 2 0 28 0
2018–19 La Liga 22 1 5 0 27 1
2019–20 Segunda División 17 1 3 0 3[a] 0 23 1
2020–21 Segunda División 11 0 4 0 15 0
Total 168 6 20 0 0 0 3 0 191 6
Osasuna (loan) 2020–21 La Liga 5 0 0 0 5 0
Osasuna 2021–22 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 249 7 21 0 4 0 7 0 281 7
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Promotion Playoffs
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 13 October 2020[19]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Angola 2020 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Spain U19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lowe, Sid (23 November 2011). "Jonas Ramalho helping to dispel longstanding Athletic Bilbao myth". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b Minshull, Phil (16 December 2009). "Colour barrier finally broken at Athletic Bilbao". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
  3. ^ Nathanson, Patrick (29 February 2008). "Athletic Bilbao field first black player". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  4. ^ Bryan, Paul (16 December 2009). "Athletic stumble against slick Bremen". UEFA. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  5. ^ Beato, Rafa (20 November 2011). "Ramalho es el primer jugador de raza negra del Athletic" [Ramalho is Athletic's first black player]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Athletic encarrilló la eliminatoria ante el Slaven Koprivnica" [Athletic all but wrapped up tie against Slaven Koprivnica] (in Spanish). ESPN. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Ramalho renueva con el Athletic después de su grave lesión de rodilla" [Ramalho renews with Athletic after his serious knee injury]. El Correo (in Spanish). 23 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Leaving Bilbao Athletic". Athletic Bilbao. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Ramalho torna al Girona" [Ramalho returns to Girona] (in Catalan). Girona FC. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Tercera etapa de Ramalho al Girona FC" [Third spell of Ramalho at Girona] (in Catalan). Girona FC. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  11. ^ Sebastián, Joel; Velasco, Gonzalo (1 February 2021). "Jonas Ramalho, cedido a Osasuna" [Jonas Ramalho, loaned to Osasuna]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Jonás Ramalho continuará en Osasuna" [Jonás Ramalho will continue at Osasuna] (in Spanish). CA Osasuna. 5 July 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  13. ^ "Fútbol/Sub-19.- Crónica del Turquía-España, 3–0" [Football/Under-19 – Turkey 3–0 Spain, match report]. El Economista (in Spanish). 26 July 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  14. ^ "CAN2019: Três novidades entre os 26 jogadores convocados" [ACN2019: Three new faces among the 26 chosen players] (in Portuguese). Angola Press News Agency. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  15. ^ Samuel, Babatunde (13 June 2019). "Afcon: Lazio defender Bastos Quissanga tops Angola's 23-man squad". Goal. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Convocatória Seleção da Honras data FIFA de 5 a 13 de outubro de 2020" [Senior squad for FIFA dates 5 to 13 October 2020] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Angolan Football Federation. 22 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  17. ^ "BOLA – Angola beat Mozambique (3–0) in Rio Maior (CAF)". Time 24. 13 October 2020. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  18. ^ Jonás Ramalho at Soccerway
  19. ^ "Jonás Ramalho – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  20. ^ "Crónica del República Checa-España, 2–3" [Czech Republic-Spain match report, 2–3] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 1 August 2011. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  21. ^ "La sub´19, campeona de Europa" [The under-19s, European champions]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2016.

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