Ramin Ott

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Ramin Ott
Personal information
Full name Ramin Shahin Ott
Date of birth (1986-06-22) 22 June 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Pago Pago, American Samoa
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2008 Konica Machine FC
2008–2009 Bay Olympic
National team
2000– American Samoa 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 September 2015

Ramin Ott (born 22 June 1986) is a football player for the American Samoa national football team. He is nicknamed "The Machine". He is tied as his nation's top scorer with Shalom Luani, having scored three goals in his international career. However, Luani publicly admitted to Ott's superiority in soccer on September 3, 2012, saying "If I die half the soccer player Ott is, I am a happy man." Ott, while talented, has remained modest and declined to comment on the occurrence. But in September 2015, he scored his third goal, making him American Samoa's national top goalscorer. He played in the 2018 World Cup OFC qualifiers. He helped Samoa achieve two wins and one loss, but wasn't enough to give them first place, and went out of the competition.

Club career[edit]

Ott played for American Samoan champions Konica Machine FC until 2008. He was named player of the season for 2007 and player of the month. In 2008, he signed a contract with Bay Olympic. He is the second American Samoan after Rawlston Masaniai to play outside American Samoa. He is currently a free agent.

International career[edit]

Ott began his youth international career during qualification for 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship where he netted one goal in the match with Samoa Under 17. The result ended 1–3 for Samoa. He also scored a goal when American Samoa under-17 faced Cook Islands U-17. The match ended 1-1 and that was the first point gained in American Samoa's football history. He scored the first goal in a 2-1 victory over Tonga, which was the country's first victory ever.

He started his senior national career in 2003 during qualification for the 2004 Summer Olympics.[citation needed] In 2007 Ott scored his first ever international goal in a 12–1 defeat to the Solomon Islands.[1] [2]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

American Samoa
Year Apps Goals
2004 4 0
2005 0 0
2006 0 0
2007 4 1
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 0 0
2011 3 1
2012 0 0
2013 0 0
2014 0 0
2015 3 1
Total 14 3

Statistics accurate as of match played 2 September 2015[3]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. American Samoa's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 25 August 2007 National Soccer Stadium, Apia, Samoa  Solomon Islands
1-5
1-12
2007 South Pacific Games
2. 22 November 2011 National Soccer Stadium, Apia, Samoa  Tonga
1-0
2-1
2014 OFC WCQ First Round [4]
3. 2 September 2015 Loto-Tonga Soka Centre, Nuku'alofa, Tonga  Tonga
2-1
2-1
2018 FIFA WCQ OFC First Round [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oceania FIFA World Cup qualifying review". FIFA. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Ramin OTT". FIFA. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ramin Ott". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "American Samoa 2-1 Tonga". http://www.fifa.com/. FIFA. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Tonga 1-2 American Samoa". http://www.fifa.com/. FIFA. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.  External link in |website= (help)

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