Ramires will forever be held in high esteem by chelsea supporters.
The versatile Brazilian midfielder joined the west London club from Benfica in 2010 and was a solid performer for many years.
Ramires also scored one of the most famous goals in Chelsea’s recent history. In the second leg of the 2011/12 Champions League semi-final against Barcelonahe produced an outrageous chip at Camp Nou that completely changed the game and helped send the Blues to the final – which they won.
The former Brazil international left Chelsea in January 2016, just months after signing a new four-year contract under Jose Mourinhodirection.
Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning have paid £25million for his services and Ramires’ career from his time in the Far East until now has been a rather strange story.
Ramires time in China with Jiangsu Suning
The man who turned 35 on Thursday has done well at times wearing the Jiangsu shirt. He even scored three minutes into his Chinese Super League debut.
But there were some serious negatives to go along with the positives.
Ramires has already received a four-game ban from the Chinese Football Association for completely losing his mind with a referee in a 2-1 loss to Shandong Luneng.
Take a look at the footage of this strange and chaotic incident here…
He was absolutely furious and it’s no wonder the ban he received was longer than the regulation three matches for a red card.
Ramires was released by Jiangsu in May 2019 and it came well over a year after making the last of his 73 appearances for the club in a Chinese FA Cup match against Tianjin Quanjian.
Ramires’ return to Brazil with Palmeiras
After leaving China, Ramires returned to Brazil with Palmeiras and signed another four-year contract.
The former Cruzeiro man has certainly found success with one of South America’s most prestigious clubs. Ramires won the Campeonato Paulista, Copa Libertadores and Copa do Brasil with Palmeiras in 2020.
But he then decided to leave in November that year, saying on his official Instagram account that the decision was made for “personal reasons”.
And in the long time since he left Palmeiras aged just 33, Ramires has remained a free agent.
As we mentioned earlier, he’s now 35 and you can’t help but think that his career will eventually come down to “what if?” category when people analyze it in the years to come.
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