Peter Ramage

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Peter Ramage
Personal information
Full name Peter Iain Ramage
Date of birth (1983-11-22) 22 November 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Whitley Bay, England[1]
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Kerala Blasters FC
Number 5
Youth career
1996–2004 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Newcastle United 51 (0)
2008–2012 Queens Park Rangers 68 (2)
2011–2012 Crystal Palace (loan) 17 (0)
2012 Birmingham City (loan) 14 (0)
2012–2015 Crystal Palace 40 (4)
2013 Barnsley (loan) 24 (0)
2014–2015 Barnsley (loan) 17 (3)
2015– Kerala Blasters 10 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:55, 18 November 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Peter Iain Ramage (born 22 November 1983) is an English footballer who plays for and captains Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters FC. He plays as a defender.

Ramage began his career with Newcastle United as an academy player before progressing to the first team. In the summer of 2008, he moved to London side Queens Park Rangers, thus ending his twelve-year association with Newcastle United. In 2011–12, Ramage spent time on loan at Championship clubs Crystal Palace and Birmingham City before joining Crystal Palace on a permanent contract in 2012. After Palace were promoted to the Premier League, Ramage joined Championship club Barnsley on loan in September 2013. On 3 October 2014 Ramage again joined Barnsley on a three-month loan from Crystal Palace. In May 2015, Ramage was released by Crystal Palace.

Early life[edit]

Born in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, Ramage is the son of Iain Ramage, a former semi-professional rugby union player and international RFU referee, who was Scotland's representative at the 2003 World Cup. Ramage grew up in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England, but moved to the Newcastle area at the age of twelve and attended Valley Gardens Middle School and Whitley Bay High School. As a youngster, he was with Cramlington Juniors, the local boys' club, and then joined the Newcastle United academy, playing alongside his Valley Gardens schoolmate Steven Taylor.

Club career[edit]

Newcastle United[edit]

Ramage played in the same youth team as Taylor, Michael Chopra and Adam Rundle under Alan Irvine, before later being coached by former Newcastle players Kenny Wharton and Peter Beardsley. He would later partner Taylor in central defence when they broke into the first team. In the reserve team he was coached by another former United player, Tommy Craig. In March 2003, Ramage won the Jackie Milburn Trophy, given each year to the rising star of north-east football. He worked his way through Newcastle's youth system and captained the Newcastle reserve side before making his breakthrough to the first team squad. Ramage made his first team debut as a substitute in Newcastle's UEFA Cup round-of-16 match second leg against Olympiacos on 16 March 2005.

His first league start at Old Trafford in the 2–1 defeat to Manchester United on 24 April 2005. He followed this up with several first team starts due to injuries to other defenders in the Newcastle squad.

Ramage was a first team regular in the 2005–06 season, appearing in twenty-nine games. The injury to team-mate Stephen Carr allowed him to play a larger amount of games for the Magpies, as he made a good impression on both Graeme Souness and Glenn Roeder, who replaced Souness as manager in early 2006. As a result of these performances he allegedly caught the eye of former Scotland manager Walter Smith.[2] Ramage is eligible to play for Scotland or England.

Ramage only made two appearances in the 2007–08 season, when he was hampered by injury, but also losing out to the new defensive recruits made by the then new manager Sam Allardyce. He was also not to be a first choice of the next manager Kevin Keegan, who replaced Allardyce in the middle of the season.

Ramage's Newcastle contract expired at the end of the season, and despite Keegan's stated desire to retain Ramage, he was unable to guarantee first team football, therefore Ramage made the decision to move on.[3]

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

He subsequently signed a three-year contract with Championship side Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer.[4] On the opening day of the 2009/2010 season Ramage scored his first professional goal against Blackpool,[5] he also won the Man of the Match Award.

Loan spells[edit]

In June 2011, Ramage signed a new one-year deal at Queens Park Rangers,[6] however in August, he went out on a month-long loan at Crystal Palace,[7] later extended until 15 January 2012.[8]

On 29 February, Ramage signed for Championship club Birmingham City on an emergency loan until the end of the season.[9] He made his debut against Leicester City, the team he played on his last appearance for Crystal Palace a few weeks earlier.[citation needed] At the end of the season, Ramage was one of eight players to be released.[10]

Crystal Palace[edit]

Ramage signed for Crystal Palace on a one-year contract in August 2012.[11] He scored goals against Leicester City, Leeds United, Watford and Middlesbrough. Ramage was a regular member of the Palace starting eleven over the season,[12] forming a centre back partnership with Damien Delaney, and helped them to promotion to the Premier League. He was given a two-year contract extension,[13] but in September 2013, was allowed to join Championship club Barnsley on loan for the season.[14] On 3 October 2014 Ramage again signed for Barnsley on a three-month loan deal.[15] On 22 May 2015, it was announced that Ramage would not be offered a new contract by Palace at the end of the 2014-15 season.[16]

Kerala Blasters[edit]

On 24 August 2015, Ramage joined ISL side Kerala Blasters FC for the 2015 tournament.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 December 2013
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Crystal Palace 2011–12 (loan)[18] 17 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 1
2012–13[19] 40 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 43 4 0
2013–14[20] 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Barnsley 2013–14 (loan)[21] 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0
Career total 64 4 1 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 74 4 1



Queens Park Rangers


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  2. ^ Grant, Michael (19 November 2006). "A bit of a balls up". Sunday Herald. Retrieved 17 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "Keegan to release Newcastle trio". BBC. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "QPR seal Ramage and Cerny deals". BBC. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "QPR 1–1 Blackpool". BBC. 17 August 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "QPR defender Peter Ramage signs new one-year deal". BBC Sport. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Crystal Palace sign defenders Ramage and Tunchev on loan". BBC Sport. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Crystal Palace extend QPR defender Peter Ramage loan deal". BBC Sport. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Birmingham City sign Ramage, Folan & Hughton". BBC Sport. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "QPR axe eight players in summer clear-out". Fulham Chronicle. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Peter Ramage joins Crystal Palace on a one year deal.". BBC Sport. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Peter Ramage in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Peter Ramage and Owen Garvan sign new Crystal Palace contracts". Sky Sports. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Barnsley: Crystal Palace's Peter Ramage joins as keeper departs". BBC Sport. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
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  16. ^ "Five Players To Be Released By Palace". 22 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Kerala Blasters make a flurry of foreign signings". 24 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Peter Ramage in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Peter Ramage in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Peter Ramage in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Peter Ramage in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 

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