Venancio Ramos

Venancio Ariel Ramos Villanueva (born 20 June 1959) is a retired football striker from Uruguay, who was nicknamed "Chicharra" during his professional career.

Venancio Ramos
Personal information
Full name Venancio Ariel Ramos Villanueva
Date of birth (1959-06-20) June 20, 1959 (age 61)
Place of birth Artigas, Uruguay
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1983 Peñarol 144 (49)
1984–1986 Lens 72 (18)
1987–1988 Independiente 17 (1)
1989–1990 Racing Montevideo 18 (3)
1991 Nacional 26 (5)
1992–1993 Defensor Sporting 19 (2)
1994 El Tanque Sisley 12 (1)
Total 308 (79)
National team
1978–1991 Uruguay 41 (5)
Representing  Uruguay
Copa América
Winner 1983
Winner 1980 Uruguay
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Ramos started his playing career in 1977 with Peñarol where he enjoyed winning several major championships including four Uruguayan Primera titles, the Copa Libertadores and Copa Intercontinental in 1982.

In 1984, he joined French side Lens before returning to South America in 1986 to play for Independiente of Argentina.

Ramos returned to Uruguay in 1989 where he played for Racing Montevideo then Peñarol's fiercest rivals Nacional. In his later years he played for Defensor Sporting and finally El Tanque Sisley.

International careerEdit

He made his official international debut on May 24, 1978 against Spain (0-0), Ramos obtained a total number of 41 international caps for the Uruguay national football team. He represented his native country at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, wearing the number nineteen jersey.