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Sandro Ramírez Castillo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsandɾo raˈmiɾeθ kasˈtiʎo]; born 9 July 1995), known simply as Sandro, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Real Valladolid on loan from Everton.

Sandro
Sandro Ramirez v Eibar 2014.jpg
Sandro with Barcelona in 2014
Personal information
Full name Sandro Ramírez Castillo[1]
Date of birth (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Las Palmas, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[3]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Valladolid (on loan from Everton)
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)
2016–2017 Málaga 30 (14)
2017– Everton 8 (0)
2018Sevilla (loan) 13 (0)
2018–2019Real Sociedad (loan) 24 (0)
2019– Valladolid (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011 Spain U16 6 (5)
2011–2012 Spain U17 4 (9)
2013 Spain U18 2 (1)
2013–2014 Spain U19 7 (4)
2014–2017 Spain U21 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 April 2019

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

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Club careerEdit

BarcelonaEdit

 
Sandro playing for Barcelona in 2012

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.[4] On 10 June 2013, he was promoted to the former's B-team,[5] and made his professional debut on 17 August in a 1–2 away loss against CD Mirandés for the Segunda División championship.[6]

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.[7] He finished the campaign with 31 appearances, netting seven times to help his team finish third.[8]

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.[9] He was also called up to the main squad for the match against Elche CF,[10] but eventually remained unused in the 3–0 La Liga win on 24 August.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13] On 16 December, he scored his first goal in the Copa del Rey, in a 8–1 home routing of SD Huesca.[14]

On 2 December 2015, in the midst of a lengthy scoring drought for both players,[15][16] 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.[17] 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.[18]

MálagaEdit

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.[19] Five days later, they officially announced his signing on a three-year contract.[20] 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.[21]

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.[22]

EvertonEdit

On 3 July 2017, Sandro signed for Everton on a four-year contract after the club triggered a £5.2 million release clause in his Málaga contract.[23][24] He made his debut on 12 August, starting in a 1–0 home win against Stoke City in the Premier League.[25]

On 30 January 2018, Sandro joined Sevilla FC on loan for the remainder of the campaign.[26] Exactly seven months later, in the same situation, he moved to Real Sociedad.[27]

On 2 July 2019, Sandro agreed to a one-year loan deal with Real Valladolid, still in the top tier.[28]

International careerEdit

Sandro was a member of the Spain under-21 squad during the 2017 UEFA European Championship.[29] He scored once for the eventual runners-up, in the 3–1 group stage win against Portugal.[30][31]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 7 April 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2013–14[32] Segunda División 31 7 31 7
2014–15[33] Segunda División 30 8 30 8
Total 61 15 61 15
Barcelona 2014–15[33] La Liga 7 2 2 1 3[c] 1 12 4
2015–16[34] La Liga 10 0 4 3 3[c] 0 3[d] 0 20 3
Total 17 2 6 4 6 1 3 0 32 7
Málaga 2016–17[35] La Liga 30 14 1 2 31 16
Everton 2017–18[36] Premier League 8 0 0 0 1 0 6[e] 1 15 1
2018–19 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 8 0 0 0 2 0 6 1 16 1
Sevilla (loan) 2017–18[37] La Liga 13 0 2 0 3[c] 0 18 0
Real Sociedad (loan) 2018–19 La Liga 21 0 2 0 23 0
Career total 150 31 11 6 2 0 15 2 3 0 179 39
  1. ^ Appearances in Copa del Rey
  2. ^ Appearances in EFL Cup
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Two appearances in Supercopa de España, one appearance in FIFA Club World Cup
  5. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

HonoursEdit

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

Barcelona

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Sandro Ramírez: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Sandro". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Sandro Ramírez, con licencia para marcar" [Sandro Ramírez, licence to score]. Sport (in Spanish). Barcelona. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Siete juveniles suben al Barça B para la temporada 2013/14" [Seven youth players promoted to Barça B for 2013/14 season] (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. 10 June 2013. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Prieto sostiene al Mirandés" [Prieto sustains Mirandés]. Marca (in Spanish). Madrid. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  7. ^ "El filial azulgrana se lleva con claridad el 'mini' Clásico" [Azulgrana reserves clear winners of 'mini' Clásico]. Marca (in Spanish). Madrid. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "FC Barcelona-León F.C". FC Barcelona. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Neymar, baja contra el Elche" [Neymar, out against Elche]. Marca (in Spanish). Madrid. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Enrique off to a winning start". ESPN FC. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Sandro Ramirez strikes to give Barcelona victory over Villarreal". ESPN FC. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Lionel Messi draws level with Ronaldo as Barcelona cruise past Ajax". ESPN FC. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Los suplentes culés también cuentan" [The culé backups also count]. Marca (in Spanish). Madrid. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Munir hasn't scored for 431 days, Sandro 317". Sport. Barcelona. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Luis Enrique defends misfiring Munir, Sandro". Goal. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  17. ^ "Barcelona 6–1 Villanovense". BBC Sport. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Striker Sandro to leave Barcelona". Reuters. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  19. ^ "El Málaga filtra el fichaje de Sandro Ramírez" [Málaga filter signing of Sandro Ramírez] (in Spanish). Nuevo Fútbol. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  20. ^ "El Málaga CF incorpora a Sandro Ramírez" [Málaga CF add Sandro Ramírez] (in Spanish). Málaga CF. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  21. ^ "El Málaga gana al Eibar y elude la crisis" [Málaga defeat Eibar and avoid crisis]. Deia (in Spanish). Bilbao. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  22. ^ "Neymar sees red as Sandro shocks former club Barca". Special Broadcasting Service. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  23. ^ "Everton complete signing of Burnley defender Michael Keane for £25m". The Guardian. London. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  24. ^ "Sandro Ramirez completes Everton transfer from Malaga on 4-year contract". Bleacher Report. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  25. ^ Bysouth, Alex (12 August 2017). "Everton 1–0 Stoke City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  26. ^ McNulty, Phil (30 January 2018). "Everton: Sandro Ramirez joins Sevilla as Napoli want Davy Klaassen". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  27. ^ "Agreement for Sandro Ramírez to play on loan". Real Sociedad. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  28. ^ "Sandro joins Real Valladolid on loan". Everton FC. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  29. ^ "Spain reveal U21 Championship squad". Football España. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  30. ^ "Portugal 1–3 Spain: UEFA Under 21 Euro match report, Spain advance to semi-finals". Diario AS. Madrid. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  31. ^ "Germany U21 1–0 Spain U21". BBC Sport. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  32. ^ "Sandro: Sandro Ramírez Castillo: Matches 2013–14". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  33. ^ a b "Sandro: Sandro Ramírez Castillo: Matches 2014–15". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  34. ^ "Sandro: Sandro Ramírez Castillo: Matches 2015–16". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  35. ^ "Sandro: Sandro Ramírez Castillo: Matches 2016–17". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  36. ^ "Games played by Sandro Ramírez in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  37. ^ "Sandro: Sandro Ramírez Castillo: Matches 2017–18". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

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