59 Facts About Aaron Ramsey


Aaron Ramsey represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


Aaron Ramsey played in the 2015 FA Cup Final, which Arsenal won, and scored a second FA Cup winning goal in 2017.


Aaron Ramsey made his full international debut for Wales in 2008 and was part of their UEFA Euro 2016 campaign, where he helped his country to the semi-finals and was included in the Team of the Tournament.


Aaron Ramsey was instrumental in securing qualification for UEFA Euro 2020, the country's second successive European tournament, and at the delayed tournament, Wales made it to the last 16.


Aaron Ramsey was a member of the squad that qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first team to do so since 1958, which he described it as a "dream come true".


Aaron Ramsey was Welsh Schools' Athletic Association pentathlon champion in 2005 and was ranked 4th in Great Britain in the under 17 age group in 2006.


Aaron Ramsey lived with his parents, Marlene and Kevin, and his brother, Josh, until moving to London where he was housemates with former Cardiff City teammate, Chris Gunter, who was then playing for Tottenham Hotspur.

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In doing so, Aaron Ramsey became the youngest player to ever play for Cardiff City, aged just 16 years and 124 days, beating the previous record holder John Toshack.


Aaron Ramsey signed his first professional contract in December 2007 and went on to make his first full professional start for Cardiff on 5 January in the FA Cup against Chasetown replacing the suspended Stephen McPhail.


Aaron Ramsey made a total of 22 appearances during the season, his first full season of professional football, and played in five of the club's six FA Cup matches, including the final, becoming the second youngest player to play in an FA Cup Final after Curtis Weston, who played in the 2004 FA Cup Final for Millwall.


Arsenal's bid did not include a loan clause that would allow Aaron Ramsey to stay at Cardiff for another season.


Cardiff assistant manager and former Arsenal player and coach Terry Burton, who was credited for having brought through Aaron Ramsey, helped recommend him to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, having retained a longstanding connection to the club.


Aaron Ramsey made his competitive debut for Arsenal in the Champions League third qualifying round against FC Twente on 13 August 2008 and his league debut a month later against Blackburn Rovers on 13 September 2008, marking it with an assist to Emmanuel Adebayor for Arsenal's fourth and Adebayor's third.


Aaron Ramsey was named amongst a host of young players poised to shine in 2009 by Fifa.


On 3 January 2010, Aaron Ramsey scored a 78th-minute equaliser in the FA Cup third round tie against West Ham United at Upton Park.


Aaron Ramsey was hospitalised, and it was later confirmed that he had broken his tibia and fibula.


Aaron Ramsey signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal on 1 June 2010.


On 23 November 2010, Aaron Ramsey made his return to football for the Arsenal reserve team against the Wolverhampton Wanderers reserve team at Arsenal's London Colney training ground.


Aaron Ramsey was loaned out to Nottingham Forest on 25 November 2010 until 3 January 2011.


Aaron Ramsey made his Forest debut on 29 November 2010 as a 61st-minute substitute against Leicester City.


Aaron Ramsey made his first start against Derby County in the East Midlands derby, where he played 60 minutes.


Aaron Ramsey returned to Arsenal on 5 January 2011 before the club's FA Cup tie against Leeds United, in which he was an unused substitute.


Aaron Ramsey is so strong mentally, and he certainly hasn't been holding anything back.


Aaron Ramsey returned to Cardiff City in a one-month loan move in order to gain match fitness, joining former Arsenal youngster Jay Emmanuel-Thomas who joined the club on loan in January 2011.


Aaron Ramsey was handed his first start for Cardiff against Reading.

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Aaron Ramsey again completed 90 minutes for Cardiff in the game against Scunthorpe United and Burnley.


Four days later, he played a league game at the Emirates Stadium against Liverpool where on the 78th minute of play, Ignasi Miquel's attempted clearance hit Aaron Ramsey and looped into the back of the net past Wojciech Szczesny for an own goal.


Aaron Ramsey was widely criticised for his performance lately for slowing down the tempo of the game and being indecisive in passing.


Aaron Ramsey provided an assist for the Arsenal captain Robin van Persie by a through ball in less than one minute after the half-time break.


Aaron Ramsey made another important through pass to Walcott on the 54th minute that saw David Wheater sent off for pulling Walcott from the back.


Aaron Ramsey was voted as Arsenal Player of the Month award by the fans.


Aaron Ramsey received applause from Cardiff fans, with some even joining Arsenal fans in singing his name late on.


On 17 May, Aaron Ramsey scored the winning goal in the 109th minute of the 2014 FA Cup Final against Hull City, ending Arsenal's nine-year wait for a trophy.


Aaron Ramsey made a smart run on the brink of half time, receiving a pass from Mesut Ozil before rounding Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and slotting it into the empty net with great composure.


In February 2019, it was announced that Aaron Ramsey would move to Italian club Juventus in the summer.


On 11 February 2019, Aaron Ramsey signed a four-year contract with Juventus, which officially took effect on 1 July 2019.


Aaron Ramsey made his debut as a substitute in a pre-season friendly.


On 1 August 2022, Aaron Ramsey signed for Nice on a free transfer.


Aaron Ramsey had his first taste of international action when he was called up for the Wales U17s in 2005.


Youth coach Brian Flynn revealed that Aaron Ramsey had been purposely held back in the U21s to help qualify for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship but they lost a close contest to England U21s in the play-offs, where Aaron Ramsey himself scored a volley with his weaker foot in the second leg at Villa Park.


Aaron Ramsey was awarded the FAW's Young Player of the Year award that same month.


Aaron Ramsey scored his first goal as captain in Wales' final Nations Cup match against Northern Ireland on 27 May 2011.


Aaron Ramsey was one of five Welshmen selected to compete at the 2012 Olympic Football Tournament for Great Britain.


Aaron Ramsey featured in all three group games, the latter two as a starter.


On 31 May 2016, Aaron Ramsey was named in the 23-man Wales squad for Euro 2016.

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Aaron Ramsey was booked in injury-time for kicking the ball away after conceding a foul.


Aaron Ramsey finished the tournament as the joint-highest assist provider, with four assists, alongside Eden Hazard, and was named to the team of the tournament for his performances.


Aaron Ramsey missed the first three matches in Wales' qualification group for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but played the full 90 minutes for the other seven.


Aaron Ramsey missed much of the qualification group matches for UEFA Euro 2020 through injury, but he came off the bench to play thirty minutes against Azerbaijan and in the final group match, he scored a brace against Hungary to secure qualification.


Aaron Ramsey missed the September matches of Wales' qualification group for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and returned the next month, where he scored against the Czech Republic.


Aaron Ramsey played in the semi-finals and the final, overcoming Austria and Ukraine, respectively, thus cementing their place in history as the first Welsh squad to qualify for a World Cup in 64 years.


Aaron Ramsey played in all three group matches, but Wales finished bottom of their group.


On 14 March 2023, Wales announced that Aaron Ramsey had been named captain following the retirement of Gareth Bale.


Aaron Ramsey is a precise passer, and possesses good vision, which enables him to link-up with other players and create chances for teammates after winning back possession, in addition to scoring goals himself.


Aaron Ramsey can defend, he can attack, he can score goals.


Aaron Ramsey was the team's second-top scorer for the season, and provided the second-highest number of assists for the season.


Aaron Ramsey married Colleen Rowlands at Caldicot Castle in Monmouthshire, Wales on 8 June 2014.


Aaron Ramsey is a supporter of the World Wildlife Fund and has spoken of his "passion" for animals and their conservation.


In January 2014 Aaron Ramsey signed a modelling contract with Elite Model Management London.