Position: CENTRAL MIDFIELDER / WINGER
D.O.B: 24TH MARCH 1987
Ramires is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Brazilian national team. A midfielder, he is comfortable in either the centre or the right of midfield. He has also been deployed as a defensive midfielder playing a box-to-box midfielder role because of his energy in supporting defensive and offensive play. His attacking and defensive mentality have lead to comparisons to Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien.
Ramires is a Brazilian international. He made his Brazil debut on 6 June 2009, in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Uruguay. He represented the Brazilian national team for 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification and the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. Ramires represented his country at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China and won a Bronze medal.
He currently wears the number 8 jersey for the national team and as of July 2011, has earned 26 caps and scored 2 goals for them.