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  • THURSDAY SIGNING SESSION IN KINGSTON MEGASTORE THURSDAY SIGNING SESSION IN KINGSTON MEGASTORE - 16.04.2014
    Three members of the first team squad, Petr Cech, Gary Cahill and Ramires, will be appearing at the Kingston store on Thursday...
  • SIGNING SESSION WITH TRIO IN KINGSTON MEGASTORE SIGNING SESSION WITH TRIO IN KINGSTON MEGASTORE - 10.04.2014
    Three members of the first team squad will be appearing at the Kingston Megastore next Thursday [17 April], and supporters can come along to meet the players...
  • TWO TESTING GAMES TWO TESTING GAMES - 26.02.2014
    Ramires and Andre Schurrle look ahead to the Champions League tie against Galatasaray...
  • WORDS WITH: RAMIRES WORDS WITH: RAMIRES - 01.02.2014
    Ramires took time from recovering from the midweek visit by West Ham to sit down with the official Chelsea website and look ahead to Monday's game at Manchester City, as well as outlining his determination to help secure one trophy which, until now, has eluded him…
  • THE SELECTOR: RAMIRES THE SELECTOR: RAMIRES - 30.01.2014
    Ramires is the latest player to put six subjects into the categories first, last, best, worst, easiest, hardest…
  • RAMIRES: KEEP ON RUNNING RAMIRES: KEEP ON RUNNING - 07.12.2013
    Ramires talks about playing many games and many midfield positions...
  • WILLIAN EARNS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION WILLIAN EARNS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION - 31.10.2013
    Willian is one of four Chelsea players who have been named in the Brazil squad ahead of their upcoming friendlies against Honduras and Chile...
  • MATCH REPORT: SWINDON TOWN 0 CHELSEA 2 MATCH REPORT: SWINDON TOWN 0 CHELSEA 2 - 24.09.2013
    Chelsea are safely through to the Capital One Cup fourth round thanks to goals from Fernando Torres and Ramires on Tuesday evening.
  • INTERNATIONALS: NIGERIA TOP GROUP AND RAMIRES SHINES INTERNATIONALS: NIGERIA TOP GROUP AND RAMIRES SHINES - 07.09.2013
    Ramires and Victor Moses were both on target in the latest round of internationals...
  • MOURINHO AND THE MIDDLE MEN MOURINHO AND THE MIDDLE MEN - 25.07.2013
    As we prepare for our final game of the tour, the manager and one of his midfielders have been discussing that area of the field...
  • A QUESTION OF SPORT: RAMIRES AND AKE A QUESTION OF SPORT: RAMIRES AND AKE - 27.06.2013
    Professional footballers have spent the majority of their lives focused on mastering their art but, away from the beautiful game, which other sports do they take an interest in?
  • BRAZILIAN PAIR IN CONFEDERATIONS SQUAD BRAZILIAN PAIR IN CONFEDERATIONS SQUAD - 14.05.2013
    Oscar and David Luiz have been named in Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil squad for the Confederations Cup.
  • RAMIRES: RESPECTING THE REDS RAMIRES: RESPECTING THE REDS - 14.05.2013
    Ramires has warned Benfica must be afforded plenty of respect as he aims to overcome his former club in the Europa League final on Wednesday.
  • RAMIRES: GREAT RESPONSIBILITY RAMIRES: GREAT RESPONSIBILITY - 20.03.2013
    Ramires is hoping a strong showing in Brazilian yellow at Stamford Bridge will bring him a step closer to representing his country in a home World Cup...
  • BRAZILIAN BOYS NAMED IN SQUAD FOR BRIDGE CLASH BRAZILIAN BOYS NAMED IN SQUAD FOR BRIDGE CLASH - 07.03.2013
    David Luiz, Oscar and Ramires have all been included in the Brazil squad for their friendly games against Italy and Russia, the latter of which will take place at Stamford Bridge on Monday 25 March...
  • RAMIRES: SAINTS ON SONG RAMIRES: SAINTS ON SONG - 16.01.2013
    Despite triumphing 5-1 against Southampton only 11 days ago, Ramires is anticipating a testing time at Stamford Bridge on this evening...
  • THE DATA DAY: SOUTHAMPTON V CHELSEA THE DATA DAY: SOUTHAMPTON V CHELSEA - 07.01.2013
    We had to come from behind to book our place in the FA Cup fourth round, but the win was well deserved according to the important facts and figures.
  • RAMIRES: SPECIAL SILVER RAMIRES: SPECIAL SILVER - 05.01.2013
    Ramires had every reason to fall in love with the FA Cup last season...
  • INTERNATIONALS: VICTORY ALL ROUND INTERNATIONALS: VICTORY ALL ROUND - 12.10.2012
    Oscar scored the opening two goals as Brazil beat Iraq 6-0 in a friendly held in Sweden on Thursday night...
  • RAMIRES: POSITIONAL PLAY RAMIRES: POSITIONAL PLAY - 06.10.2012
    After dropping back into a more familiar midfield role in recent weeks Ramires has flourished, and the 25-year-old is aiming to build on an impressive run of form...
  • RAMIRES: TIME TO FOCUS RAMIRES: TIME TO FOCUS - 02.08.2012
    When it comes to having a significant impact on the big stage, there are few better players to have in your side than Ramires...
  • RAMIRES RETURNS TO INTERNATIONAL FOLD RAMIRES RETURNS TO INTERNATIONAL FOLD - 31.07.2012
    Ramires has been recalled to the Brazil squad by national team coach Mano Menezes.
  • LOOKING BACK: NO 7 LOOKING BACK: NO 7 - 21.06.2012
    After finishing his debut season in England strongly, Ramires continued where he left off during the 2011/12 campaign...
  • INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP - 04.06.2012
    Both Fernando Torres and Juan Mata came off the bench as Spain signed off from their Euro 2012 warm-up programme with a 1-0 win against China...
  • RAMIRES: BEATING BENFICA RAMIRES: BEATING BENFICA - 03.04.2012
    Ramires insists nobody in the dressing room is taking anything for granted as we prepare for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg against his former side Benfica.
  • RAMIRES: HAPPY HOMECOMING RAMIRES: HAPPY HOMECOMING - 27.03.2012
    Ramires returns to the Estadio da Luz for the first time since leaving Benfica early last season, and is determined to be walking away with the upper hand in our Champions League quarter-final tie...
  • RAMIRES RESPONDS WITH 188BET RAMIRES RESPONDS WITH 188BET - 08.03.2012
    Ramires joined our official betting partner 188BET for a Twitter-based Q and A on Thursday afternoon, spending an hour responding to fans' online questions.
  • FIVE MORE YEARS FOR RAMIRES FIVE MORE YEARS FOR RAMIRES - 05.03.2012
    Ramires today (Monday) signed a new contract which commits him to Chelsea until 2017...
  • RAMIRES: MAKING SACRIFICES RAMIRES: MAKING SACRIFICES - 03.03.2012
    Ramires has stressed the need for consistency ahead of this weekend's Barclays Premier League game at West Bromwich Albion...
  • VILLAS-BOAS SET TO WELCOME BACK RAMIRES VILLAS-BOAS SET TO WELCOME BACK RAMIRES - 16.02.2012
    Andre Villas-Boas should have Ramires back for Saturday's visit of Birmingham City in the FA Cup, while a decision is yet to be made on the fitness of John Terry...
  • RAMIRES INJURY NEWS RAMIRES INJURY NEWS - 29.01.2012
    Scans confirm Ramires suffered a medial ligament injury to his right knee in Saturday's game against Queens Park Rangers...
  • 188BET WANT YOUR QUESTIONS FOR RAMIRES 188BET WANT YOUR QUESTIONS FOR RAMIRES - 24.01.2012
    The club's official betting partner, 188BET, is offering all Chelsea fans the chance to chat live with Ramires.
  • CHANGING FACES OF RAMIRES IN NEW MAG CHANGING FACES OF RAMIRES IN NEW MAG - 12.01.2012
    In the latest edition of the official Chelsea magazine (available in shops today), midfielder Ramires talks about the inspirational effect winning a 50/50 tackle can have on the players around...
  • Name: Nascimento Ramires
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Date of Birth: 24/03/1987
  • Height: 180 cm
  • Weight: 70.0 kg
  • Previous Clubs: Benfica
  • Position: Midfielder

Chelsea career
Ramires Santos do Nascimento joined Chelsea in the summer of 2010 on a four-year contract after one season with Benfica.

A Chelsea debut arrived in a 2-0 win against Stoke in late August, Ramires appearing for the final few minutes in place of Michael Essien, before a first start at West Ham and full games against Blackpool in the Premier League and Newcastle in the Carling Cup.

In total there were 22 starts in his first campaign, with the Brazilian providing a committed presence during the side's winless two months between November and December, and winning a late penalty at White Hart Lane that gave us the chance to beat Spurs.

A first Chelsea goal arrived in the 4-0 demolition of Bolton Wanderers in late January, and the mobbing he received showed how popular the player is at Stamford Bridge.

In late March he scored his second Chelsea goal, dancing between two Manchester City defenders before firing high into the top corner. It was a strike deemed worthy of the club's Goal of the Season award by supporters.

Ramires missed our pre-season tour of Asia in 2011 due to Copa America duty, but returned to England in sparkling form, and proved a key component in Andre Villas-Boas's Chelsea at the start of the 2011/12 campaign, figuring as a regular on the right of a midfield three, and contributing greater drive going forward. Two early season goals against Swansea suggested a bright campaign ahead.

The Brazilian remained an important part of the midfield throughout the autumn and winter, before a medial ligament injury to his right knee in the FA Cup win at QPR threatened to keep him out for a month.

However, he only missed three games before coming back and playing consistently well upon his return. His goalscoring tended to come in spurts, with two four-in-six purple patches, including the second in our crucial 3-0 win over Valencia in early December.

Ramires was rewarded for his increasingly impressive performances with a new five-year contract in March 2012, signed days after he played his 50th league game for the Blues.

Under Roberto Di Matteo, he tended to feature as the right winger in a front three, providing more energy and defensive support down that flank, and he made a massive impact as the season drew to a close, developing a reputation as a big-game player.

Ramires scored the crucial third goal at Wembley as we beat Tottenham 5-1 in the FA Cup semi-final, before netting a sublime chip in the Camp Nou during our 2-2 draw in the Champions League semi-final, a game which also saw him pick up a booking which ruled him out of the Final.

It was Wembley joy for the likeable Brazilian once again when he opened the scoring in the FA Cup Final, racing on to a Juan Mata pass before driving past Pepe Reina, and while he played no part in our Champions League Final success, he had undoubtedly done as much as anybody to bask in the victory.

Illness ruled Ramires out of our opening game of the 2012/13 campaign at Wigan, but he returned to the starting line-up three days later for the 4-2 win against Reading.

After ending the 2011/12 campaign playing wide on the right, the following season saw Ramires deployed more often than not in a more familiar defensive midfield role alongside John Mikel Obi.

It's a role he carried out with aplomb, particularly in the wins against both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, although he is still liable to chip in with crucial strikes from deep, as testified with successive goals against Manchester United, both in the Premier League and Capital One Cup.

During the second half of the season, Ramires was one of the few players Rafael Benitez opted not to rotate too often, a sign of his importance to the side.

The Brazilian picked up an injury in the home game against Swansea towards the end of the campaign, but he was back in action quicker than expected.

Our penultimate league game of the 2012/13 season, however, saw Ramires sent off at Aston Villa for two bookable offences.

Fortunately, though, that dismissal didn't affect his ability to participate in the Europa League final, and having missed the Champions League final through suspension a year earlier, he played the full 90 minutes as the Blues lifted the trophy. It was his persistence and hard running in the final minute that won the corner from which Branislav Ivanovic headed the winner.

Ramires has featured regularly for the Blues this season, often as one of the two-deep lying midfielders but also, at times, in a more advanced role wide on the right-hand side, as he did in the 1-0 win at Manchester City.

He scored his first goal of the campaign at Swindon Town in the Capital One Cup and also netted a brace in our 4-0 Champions League win at Steaua Bucharest.

Pre-Chelsea
Ramires spent one season with Benfica in which he helped them storm to the Liga Sagres title, five points clear of Braga in second place.

During that campaign, the 23-year-old midfielder made 26 league appearances, scoring four times including a last-minute winner against Vitoria Guimaraes on his debut.

Rio-born Ramires signed for Benfica from Cruzeiro, on the day he earned his first call-up to the full Brazil squad for the 2009 Confederations Cup, a tournament they easily won, and he went on to help them qualify for the World Cup.

Comfortable in either the centre or the right of midfield, he spent just over two seasons in Belo Horizonte with Cruzeiro, whom he joined from Joinville in 2007, and became a state champion appearing in 61 league matches and scoring 10 times.

International career
Ramires was a member of the Brazil squad which won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He made his senior Brazil debut in the summer of 2009 and was an ever-present as they lifted the Confederations Cup in South Africa.

Picked in Dunga's 23-man squad for the World Cup a year later, he appeared in four of their five matches but was suspended for the 2-1 defeat to Holland in the quarter-finals after accumulating two yellow cards. His only start was against Chile in the first knockout round.

After competing for Brazil at the 2011 Copa America, he endured a lengthy spell in the international wilderness, before being recalled to the national squad for a friendly in August, 2012.

One month later, he scored in Brazil's 8-0 friendly win over China. Ramires was recalled to the national squad in August 2013 after another spell out of the squad and scored soon after, in a 6-0 friendly win against Australia.

 

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Defensive Stats

  • Goals Conceded/Game0.99
  • Shots on Target/Goals Conceded5.5
  • Clean Sheets/Game0.19

Attacking Stats

  • Goals12
  • Shots/Goals Ratio0.08
  • Shots on Target Ratio0.48

How Goals Scored

  • Left Foot0
  • Right Foot11
  • Headers1
  • Other0

Discipline

  • Red Cards2
  • Yellow Cards28
  • Fouls198
  • Fouls/Cards Ration0.15

Goals Times

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