Christian Ramirez

Christian Ramirez
Christian Ramirez
Christian Ramirez
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Real Name: Christian Ramirez
HT: 6' 2" WT: 187
Age: 28 (04/04/1991)
Birthplace: Garden Grove, CA
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA

ACQUIRED 

Acquired from Minnesota United FC on August 6, 2018 in exchange for $250,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) in 2018 and 2019, $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in 2018, $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in 2019, and up to $200,000 in future Allocation Money based on the player’s performance with the Club. 

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • NASL Best XI: 2014, 2015, 2016 

  • NASL Goal of the Year: 2014 

  • NASL Golden Boot: 2014, 2016 

 

PROFESSIONAL 

2018 (Los Angeles Football Club) 

  • Traded to LAFC on August 6. 

  • Saw action in seven matches (three starts), recording two goals in 261 minutes. 

  • Made LAFC debut on August 11 against Sporting KC.  

  • Reached 4,000 MLS minutes in a 1-1 draw against New England on September 15. 

  • Played 45 min and tallied a goal in the Club’s first MLS Cup playoff match, a 3 -2 loss to Real Salt Lake on November 1.  

2014 - 2018 (Minnesota United FC / Minnesota United FC, NASL): 

  • Started 17 of 20 appearances in 2018 before being traded to LAFC on August 6,  recording seven goals and two assists (1,384 minutes played). 

  • Started 27 of 30 appearances, recording a team high 14 goals and 3 assists (2,392 minutes played) in the club’s first MLS season, 2017.  

  • Made 92 consecutive appearences for the club.  

  • Made MLS debut, and scored first MLS goal as a second-half substitute in the 5-1 loss against the Portland Timbers on March 4, 2017. 

  • Left the club as the highest scoring player in club history with 74 total goals across all comptetitions.  

  • Won NASL Golden Boot award as the league’s top scorer in in 2014 and 2016. 

  • Named to the NASL best XI for three consecutive years, 2014 – 2016. 

2013 (Charlotte Eagles, USL) 

  • Appeared in 24 matches (starting 23) across all competitions, adding 11 goals and five assists.  

  • Scored four goals in 3 USL Cup Playoff matches, with two in the final, a 7 – 4 loss to Orlando City SC on September 8.   

 

COLLEGE 

2011 – 2012 (Concordia University, Junior / Senior): 

  • Tallied 41 goals in two seasons. 

  • During his senior campaign, he racked up 23 goals which still stands as the single-season record at CUI. 

2009 – 2010 (UCSB, Freshman / Sophmore): 

  • Played in 17 games and started two as a true freshman. 

 

INTERNATIONAL 

  • Scored first international goal in a 3 – 0 victory over Panama in a friendly match on Jan 28, 2019. 

  • Appeared in two USMNT frieldies in 2019 since being called into the USMNT National Training Center roster for the 2018 January camp.    

 

PERSONAL  

  • Married to Valerie, they have one daughter, Zara.  

  • If he wasn’t playing soccer, would work for the Lakers.  

  • Is a great cook.  

  • Favorite video game is Fortnite.  

  • His favorite food is Colombian food.  

  • Favorite sport other than soccer is Basketball.  

  • Follow Christian on twitter @Chris_ramirez17 and Instagram @christianramirez_21. 


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019Los Angeles FC15123877124114100
2018Los Angeles FC7322610840300
2018Minnesota United2017713842351361000
2017Minnesota United302714239236034182210
Career Totals-7259264914612762283610
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