César Arturo Ramos

César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos (born 5 December 1983) is a Mexican professional football referee.[2] He has been a full international for FIFA since 2014.[3] He refereed matches in CONCACAF Champions League, in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, and in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

César Ramos
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Ramos referring at 2019 AFC Asian Cup
Full name César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos
Born (1983-12-15) 15 December 1983 (age 39)[1]
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico[1]
Years League Role
2006–2011 Ascenso MX Referee
2011–present Liga MX Referee
Years League Role
2014–present FIFA listed Referee

Refereeing careerEdit

Ramos made his debut on 28 October 2006, in a Primera División A match between Zacatepec and Santos Laguna 1a. 'A'.[1] Ramos made his First Division debut as a fourth official on 15 January 2011, in a match between San Luis and Puebla in San Luis Potosí.[4] Later that year, Ramos made his First Division debut as a central referee in a match between Monterrey and Tijuana in Monterrey.[5]

The first player Ramos booked in the First Division was Fernando Arce while the first player he sent off was Mariano Trujillo after he booked him twice in 15 minutes.[6][7]

Ramos refereed the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup Final between Real Madrid and Gremio.[8]

Ramos was the only Mexican center referee assigned to referee at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[9]

In 2019, Ramos participated in a referee exchange program between the AFC and CONCACAF, where Ramos would referee in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup and Abdulrahman Al-Jassim of Qatar would referee at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[10][11]

Ramos refereed the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between France and Morocco on 14 December.[12]


FIFA World CupEdit

2018 FIFA World Cup – Russia
Date Match Venue Round
17 June 2018   Brazil  Switzerland Rostov-on-Don Group stage
24 June 2018   Poland  Colombia Kazan Group stage
30 June 2018   Uruguay  Portugal Sochi Round of 16
2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar
Date Match Venue Round
22 November 2022   Denmark  Tunisia Al Rayyan Group stage
27 November 2022   Belgium  Morocco Doha Group stage
6 December 2022   Portugal  Switzerland Lusail Round of 16
14 December 2022   France  Morocco Al Khor Semi-finals

AFC Asian CupEdit

2019 AFC Asian Cup – United Arab Emirates
Date Match Venue Round
10 January 2019   India  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Group stage
15 January 2019   Australia  Syria Al Ain Group stage
20 January 2019   Iran  Oman Abu Dhabi Round of 16
29 January 2019   Qatar  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Semi-finals


  1. ^ a b c "LIGA MX - Página Oficial de la Liga del Fútbol Profesional en México .: Bienvenido". Archived from the original on 17 June 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Profile". Archived from the original on 8 October 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  3. ^ FIFA. "Mexico: Referees".
  4. ^ Liga MX
  5. ^ Liga MX
  6. ^ MTY-TIJ
  7. ^ ATL-CHI
  8. ^ "César Arturo Ramos, designado por FIFA para Mundial ce Clubes". www.futboltotal.com.mx. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017.
  9. ^ "César Arturo Ramos representará a México en Rusia 2018". 17 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Largest-ever cast of match officials appointed for UAE 2019". www.the-afc.com. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Match Officials Appointed for 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup". www.goldcup.org. Archived from the original on 17 May 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  12. ^ "César Ramos – Matches as referee". worldfootball.net.

External linksEdit

Preceded by FIFA Club World Cup Final Referee
Succeeded by