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Facts About Gaston Ramirez
|32 Years Old
|Gaston Exequiel Ramirez Pereyra
|Uruguay national football team, Virtus Entella
Gaston Exequiel Ramirez Pereyra is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for club Virtus Entella and the Uruguay national team. He had spells in Uruguay with Peñarol and in Italy with Bologna before moving into the Premier League to Southampton. During his time with Southampton, he spent one season on loan to Hull City in the 2014–15 season in the same division, and the first half of the 2016–17 season with Middlesbrough before joining them permanently for one season. In 2017 he moved back to Italy signing with Sampdoria, before joining Monza in 2021. Since 2010, he has represented the Uruguay national team, playing for them at the 2012 Olympics, 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup.
Ramírez moved to the capital city Montevideo to join Peñarol when he was sixteen. He made his professional debut for the club at age 18, in a 1–0 loss against Sporting on 21 March 2009.Ramírez played for Penarol for almost 2 years from 2008-2010. He played 42 games for penarol and scored 8 goals. On 25 August 2010, Ramírez was sold to Serie A side Bologna. He played 58 games for Bologna and scored 12 goals Later On 31 August 2012, Ramírez joined Southampton. He played 48 games for Southampton and scored 6 goals. While he was in Southampton he joined Hull city on a loan On 1 September 2014, Ramírez scored 1 goal on 22 games. After playing for Hull city on a loan again he joined Middlesbrough on a loan On 26 January 2016, and he scored 7 goals on 18 games. Ramírez re-joined Middlesbrough, leaving Southampton and signed a three-year contract with Middlesbrough on 22 July 2016.After Rejoining Middlesbrough he played 24 games and scored 2 goals. Later On 4 August 2017, Ramírez joined Serie A side Sampdoria and scored 3 goals on 37 games on 2017/2018 season.
On 8 October 2010, he received his first full cap for Uruguay in a 7–1 friendly win against Indonesia. In 2012 Summer Olympics, scored a goal during a warm-up match against Panama on 15. On 26 July, he scored a free-kick goal to equalize as Uruguay won 2–1 against the United Arab Emirates. In June 2013, Ramírez played the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament. He played against Spain and Tahiti but didnt scored a goal for his national team.
He played 2014 FIFA World Cup He made his tournament debut in the last group game against Italy. He supplied the cross from which Diego Godín scored the only goal of the game, putting Uruguay through to the knock-out stages. After missing the Copa América due to a hamstring injury; Ramírez played his first game for Uruguay in a year in a 3–1 win over Trinidad. He played China Cup in March 2018 but fail to score a goal.
On 25 August 2010, Ramírez was sold to Serie A side Bologna for €2.5 million.
On 31 August 2012, Ramírez joined Southampton for a reported £12 million, signing a four-year contract.
On 1 September 2014, Ramírez was loaned to fellow Premier League club, Hull City. Ramírez stated that he had joined the club to show Hull City's supporters what he can do. On 26 January 2016, Ramírez joined Championship side Middlesbrough on loan until the end of the season, when his Southampton contract was due to expire.
On 4 August 2017, Ramírez joined Serie A side Sampdoria for a fee of £9.85 million.
On 7 December 2021, Ramírez moved to Serie B side Monza until 30 June 2022, becoming the club's first Uruguayan player.
On 22 October 2022, Ramírez signed with Serie C club Virtus Entella.
Ramírez married Micaela Duarte in the summer of 2012. In early 2016 he became a father when his wife gave birth to a daughter. Upon moving to England, Ramírez said he was taking English lessons as part of his work permit requirements.