Jaime Ramírez (footballer, born 1931)

Jaime Ramírez (14 August 1931 – 26 February 2003) was a Chilean former professional footballer who played as a right winger.

Club careerEdit

Ramírez was skillful with the ball, he had great technique and even at his height, he did great heading, playing at the junior divisions of Badminton FC (1946–1947), Universidad de Chile in 1949–1952, 1962 and 1966, he was a Colo-Colo champion with the team in 1956, Club Deportivo O'Higgins, Huachipato, Audax Italiano, Unión San Felipe, Palestino and outside of his country of origin he played for Racing Club of Argentina, Espanyol from Barcelona and Granada from Spain. In this country, he showed so much ability that he was nicknamed "Superclase" meaning "Super-Class" by sports commentators and the media.

International careerEdit

Ramírez participated in 56 games for Chile, where 36 games were official games and he scored 13 goals. He made his debut in the national team on 17 September 1954, in a game against Peru, where Chile defeated Peru 2–1. But his most memorable presentations in the national team took place in 1962, where he scored 2 goals, one against Switzerland, and one against Italy. On the other hand, he was one of the best players of the tournament, playing frequently as a right winger, midfielder, and even left defender taking advantage of his many talents. His great performance attracted to Racing de Avellaneda from Argentina. At the end of his career and being aged 35 years old, he was a member of the Chilean team that competed in the 1966 World Cup.

HonorsEdit

Colo Colo

Universidad de Chile

  • Chilean League: 1962

Unión San Felipe

  • Chilean League: 1971

Participation in the World CupEdit

World Seat Result Matches Goals
1962 FIFA World Cup   Chile Third Place 6 2

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