Mauro Ramos de Oliveira, known as Mauro Ramos or simply Mauro, was a Brazilian professional association footballer.
11 Facts About Mauro Ramos
Mauro Ramos played as a central defender for Sao Paulo FC, Santos FC and the Brazil national team.
Italian sports journalist Gianni Brera believed Mauro to be the best sweeper in the history of the game.
Mauro Ramos represented the club in 489 matches, scoring two goals.
Ahead of the 1960 season, Mauro Ramos moved to Santos FC for a fee of five million cruzeiros.
Mauro Ramos was a first-choice at his new club, being a part of the team who was widely known as Os Santasticos'.
In 1967, Mauro Ramos moved abroad for the first time in his career and joined Mexican side Toluca.
Mauro Ramos retired with the club in the following year, aged 38, due to a groin injury.
Mauro Ramos was an unplaying member of the Brazil squad at the 1954 World Cup.
Mauro Ramos was an unplaying member of the squad that won the 1958 World Cup.
Mauro Ramos died on 18 September 2002, due to an intestinal cancer.