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Jonas Chimeno Ramalho - Athletic Starlet


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Name: Jonas Chimeno Ramalho

Club: Athletic Bilbao (Athletic Club on SM)

Shirt Number: ??

Nationality: Spanish

Position: Right Back

D.O.B: 10th June 1993

Age: 16

Born: Barakaldo, Basque Spain

Height: 180 cm

Weight: ? kg

Preferred Foot: ?

Youth Club: Athletic Bilbao

National Squad:

Spain Under 16 – 3 caps

Spain Under 19 – 5 Caps


When Jonas Ramalho trotted onto the pitch to for the last 24 minutes of a first-team friendly between Athletic Bilbao and Amorbieta he become the youngest player to appear for Athletic Bilbao in an official match at the young age of 14 years, 8 months and 17 days and he became the first black player to represent Athletic Bilbao. Athletic's other promising starlet, 16-year-old Iker Muniain, who has also broken into the first team this season as a promising goalscorer, also made his debut for Athletic in the same friendly match.

Ramalho, whose mother is Basque and father is Angolan, fits. Like many Basques, he was born in the Cruces hospital in Barakaldo. He first joined Athletic at the age of 10. According to club sources, Ramalho has the potential to go all the way. He already stands at 5′10 and has a good few years of growing ahead of him.

Athletic Bilbao will register 16-year-old Jonas Ramalho for play in the Europa League, the club have announced on their official website. It seems that the youngster is also set to debut for the first team in La Liga in the coming weeks. (10th December 2009)


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