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Sandro Ramírez

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Sandro
Sandro Ramirez v Eibar 2014.jpg
Sandro with Barcelona in 2014
Personal information
Full name Sandro Ramírez Castillo
Date of birth (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 21)
Place of birth Las Palmas, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Málaga
Number 19
Youth career
1999–2002 Barrio Atlántico
2002–2009 Las Palmas
2009–2013 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Barcelona B 61 (15)
2014–2016 Barcelona 17 (2)
2016– Málaga 30 (14)
National team
2011 Spain U16 6 (5)
2011–2012 Spain U17 4 (9)
2013 Spain U18 2 (1)
2013–2014 Spain U19 9 (4)
2014– Spain U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2017

Sandro Ramírez Castillo (born 9 July 1995), known simply as Sandro, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Málaga CF as a forward.

He began his professional career at Barcelona playing mainly in their reserves, and won seven domestic and international honours with the first team.

Club career

Barcelona

Born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Sandro joined FC Barcelona's youth setup in 2009, aged 14, after starting out at local UD Las Palmas.[2] On 10 June 2013, he was promoted to the former's B-team,[3] and made his professional debut on 17 August in a 1–2 away loss against CD Mirandés for the Segunda División championship.[4]

Sandro scored his first goal as a professional on 15 September 2013, netting the first of a 2–0 home win against Real Madrid Castilla.[5] He finished the campaign with 31 appearances, netting seven times to help his team finish third.[6]

On 18 August 2014, Sandro scored the last of a 6–0 triumph over Club León for that year's Joan Gamper Trophy, after assisting fellow youth graduate Munir El Haddadi in the fifth.[7] He was also called up to the main squad for the match against Elche CF,[8] but eventually remained unused in the 3–0 La Liga win on 24 August.[9]

Sandro made his debut in the Spanish top level on 31 August 2014, coming on as a substitute for Pedro midway through the second half of the fixture at Villarreal CF and scoring the game's only goal 12 minutes later.[10] He netted for the first time in the UEFA Champions League on 21 October, contributing to a 3–1 group stage home win against AFC Ajax with an injury-time strike.[11] On 16 December he scored his first goal in the Copa del Rey, in a 8–1 home routing of SD Huesca.[12]

On 2 December 2015, in the midst of a lengthy scoring drought for both players,[13][14] Sandro scored a hat-trick and assisted once whilst Munir contributed with a brace in the 6–1 home win against CF Villanovense for the domestic cup, to send Barcelona into the round of 16.[15] As the former appeared in just ten league games throughout the season, technical director Robert Fernández announced in May 2016 that the player would leave the club the following month, adding he was only kept in the squad due to a transfer embargo that was to end shortly after.[16]

Málaga

On 2 July 2016, Málaga CF leaked news of the potential signing of Sandro, and their official website temporarily featured a player profile, shortly after his release from Barcelona.[17] Five days later, they officially announced his signing on a three-year deal.[18] He made his debut on 19 August, starting as they began the season with a 1–1 draw against CA Osasuna, and scored his first goal four weeks later to equalise in a 2–1 win over SD Eibar also at La Rosaleda.[19]

On 8 April 2017, Sandro took his season tally to 11 after helping defeat former club Barcelona 2–0 at home, netting the first through a solo effort that started in his own half.[20]

Club statistics

Sandro in Barcelona colours, 2012
As of 21 May 2017[21]
Club Season League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2013–14 31 7 31 7
2014–15 30 8 30 8
Total 61 15 61 15
Barcelona 2014–15 7 2 2 1 3[a] 1 12 4
2015–16 10 0 4 3 3[a] 0 3[b] 0 20 3
Total 17 2 6 4 6 1 3 0 32 7
Málaga 2016–17 30 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 31 16
Career totals 108 31 7 6 6 1 3 0 124 38
  1. ^ a b All appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Two appearances in Supercopa de España and one appearance in FIFA Club World Cup

Honours

Sandro (second from left) punches the air during the 2015 Super Cup celebrations

Barcelona

References

  1. ^ "Sandro". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sandro Ramírez, con licencia para marcar" [Sandro Ramírez, licence to score] (in Spanish). Sport. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Siete juveniles suben al Barça B para la temporada 2013/14 (Seven youth players promoted to Barça B for 2013/14 season); FC Barcelona, 10 June 2013 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Prieto sostiene al Mirandés (Prieto sustains Mirandés); Marca, 17 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El filial azulgrana se lleva con claridad el 'mini' Clásico (Azulgrana reserves clear winners of 'mini' Clásico); Marca, 15 September 2013 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Todos los goles del Barça B 2013–14" [All 2013–14 Barça B goals] (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  7. ^ FC Barcelona – Club León: Night full of promise (6–0); FC Barcelona, 18 August 2014
  8. ^ Neymar, baja contra el Elche (Neymar, out against Elche); Marca, 24 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Enrique off to a winning start; ESPN FC, 24 August 2014
  10. ^ Sandro Ramirez strikes to give Barcelona victory over Villarreal; ESPN FC, 31 August 2014
  11. ^ Lionel Messi draws level with Ronaldo as Barcelona cruise past Ajax; ESPN FC, 21 October 2014
  12. ^ "Los suplentes culés también cuentan" [The culé backups also count] (in Spanish). Marca. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Munir hasn't scored for 431 days, Sandro 317". Sport. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  14. ^ "Luis Enrique defends misfiring Munir, Sandro". Goal.com. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  15. ^ "Barcelona 6–1 Villanovense". BBC Sport. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  16. ^ "Striker Sandro to leave Barcelona". Reuters. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  17. ^ "El Málaga filtra el fichaje de Sandro Ramírez" [Málaga filters signing of Sandro Ramírez] (in Spanish). Nuevo Fútbol. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "El Málaga CF incorpora a Sandro Ramírez" [Málaga CF sign Sandro Ramírez] (in Spanish). Málaga CF. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  19. ^ "El Málaga gana al Eibar y elude la crisis" [Málaga defeat Eibar and avoid crisis] (in Spanish). Deia. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  20. ^ "Neymar sees red as Sandro shocks former club Barca". Special Broadcasting Service. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  21. ^ Sandro Ramírez at Soccerway

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