Iván Ramis

Iván Andrés Ramis Barrios (born 25 October 1984) is a Spanish former footballer who played as a central defender.

Iván Ramis
Iván Ramis (cropped).jpg
Ramis with Eibar in 2017
Personal information
Full name Iván Andrés Ramis Barrios
Date of birth (1984-10-25) 25 October 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth Sa Pobla, Spain
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
Mallorca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Mallorca B 49 (3)
2004–2012 Mallorca 164 (9)
2005–2006Valladolid (loan) 30 (0)
2012–2015 Wigan Athletic 49 (4)
2015 Levante 13 (0)
2015–2020 Eibar 89 (7)
Total 394 (23)
National team
2003 Spain U19 2 (0)
2004 Spain U21 3 (0)
2005 Spain U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He spent most of his professional career with Mallorca since making his debut in 2004,[1] appearing in 189 competitive matches over eight La Liga seasons. He also played three years in England, with Wigan Athletic.

Club careerEdit

MallorcaEdit

Born in Sa Pobla, Balearic Islands, Ramis was a product of local RCD Mallorca's youth system, having made his debut for the first team in 2003–04, against Albacete Balompié on 15 February 2004 (0–0 La Liga home draw).[2] After a loan at Real Valladolid from Segunda División in the 2005–06 season he developed as a player in 2007–08, scoring three league goals from a defensive position.[3][4][5]

On 29 January 2010, Ramis was linked with a move to Scottish giants Celtic, although no agreement could be reached between the two clubs.[6] He finished the campaign with 26 matches – and two red cards[7][8]– as the side finished fifth and qualified for the UEFA Europa League.

Wigan AthleticEdit

On 2 August 2012, Ramis signed for Wigan Athletic on a three-year contract after turning down an offer from fellow Premier League club West Ham United.[9] He made his official debut on the 19th, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–2 home loss against Chelsea and conceding the penalty that resulted in the last goal for the visitors, scored by Frank Lampard.[10]

Ramis scored his first competitive goal for the Latics on 25 September 2012, a thunderous 20-yard strike after picking up the ball at the half-way line in a 4–1 away victory over West Ham United in the League Cup.[11] He found the net against the same opposition one month later, scoring from a left-footed volley in the 2–1 league home win.[12] He contributed 16 games and two goals in his debut season, but his team suffered relegation and he also endured a long spell on the sidelines due to a knee injury.[13]

In late January 2015, with Wigan still in the Football League Championship, Ramis had his contract cancelled by mutual consent.[14]

Levante and EibarEdit

Shortly after leaving Wigan, Ramis returned to his country's top flight and signed an 18-month deal with Levante UD.[15] He was released in June 2015, and moved to fellow league team SD Eibar on 20 July.[16]

On 20 July 2020, after struggling nearly the entire season with a knee injury, Ramis retired from football aged 35.[17]

HonoursEdit

Spain U23

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Aquí ya lo he dado todo y quiero seguir progresando"" ["I've gone as far as I could here and I want to keep growing"]. Marca (in Spanish). 5 July 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ López, José Luis (16 February 2004). "Empate a nada entre Mallorca y Albacete" [Nothing draw between Mallorca and Albacete]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Arango propicia un épica remontada del Mallorca" [Arango enables epic Mallorca comeback] (in Spanish). La Voz Digital. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Arango salva al Mallorca en Getafe" [Arango saves Mallorca in Getafe]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 2 March 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  5. ^ Rivera, Almudena (30 March 2008). "El Mallorca borra la sonrisa al Valencia" [Mallorca wipe smile from Valencia's face]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  6. ^ "No Celtic deal for Mallorca defender Ivan Ramis". BBC Sport. 31 January 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  7. ^ F. Sanchidrián, David (24 October 2009). "Gregorio Manzano hurga en la herida del Atlético de Madrid" [Gregorio Manzano rubs salt in Atlético de Madrid's wound]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  8. ^ "El Sevilla acaba con la fortaleza de Son Moix" [Sevilla ends Son Moix fortress] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 21 February 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Wigan Athletic sign West Ham target Ivan Ramis". BBC Sport. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Blues cruise at Wigan". ESPN Soccernet. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  11. ^ "West Ham 1–4 Wigan". BBC Sport. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Wigan collect much-needed win". ESPN Soccernet. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Wigan: Ivan Ramis to miss rest of the season with knee injury". BBC Sport. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Transfer news: Ivan Ramis released by Wigan and signs for Levante". Sky Sports. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Iván Ramis firma con el Levante UD" [Iván Ramis signs with Levante UD] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 29 January 2015. Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  16. ^ "El Eibar ficha por una temporada al central Iván Ramis" [Eibar sign stopper Iván Ramis for one season] (in Spanish). SD Eibar. 20 July 2015. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  17. ^ Fernández, Manuel (20 July 2020). "El mallorquín Iván Ramis anuncia su retirada en su adiós al Eibar" [Mallorca-born Iván Ramis announces retirement in his farewell to Eibar]. Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  18. ^ Garin, Erik. "Mediterranean Games 2005 (Spain)". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 September 2016.

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