Rio de Janeiro & Tokyo


Ruy Ramos came to Japan in 1977 and played for Yomiuri FC. He played a major role in winning the club's first JSL Cup in 1983 and the consecutive victory the following year. After that, he also made a major contribution to the club's 5 wins. Ruy Ramos was the top scorer in 1979 and 1983 and the top assist provider in the 1979, 89/90 and 90/91 seasons. In JSL Division 2 in 1977, he scored 5 goals in his 4 appearances. In JSL Division 1 from 1978 to 1992, he scored 69 goals (3rd place in all-time scoring) in his 210 appearances (9th place in all-time scoring). He continued to play for Verdy Kawasaki in the J.LEAGUE Cup in 1992 and J.LEAGUE which was founded in 1993. The club won the league championships in 1993 and 1994 and became the league cup winner. In 1994 he scored a goal with an artistic lob shot at the Suntory Championship. He obtained Japanese citizenship in 1989 and played for the Japanese national team, winning the Kirin Cup in 1991 under the coach Kenzo Yokoyama. In 1992 he helped the team under the coach Hans Ooft to get the first victories at Dynasty Cup China Tournament, AFC Asian Cup Hiroshima Tournament and Afro-Asian Cup of Nations. He was the main player in the final round of the FIFA World Cup qualification for Asian teams held in the United States when the team missed out on its first qualification for the World Cup after the match that the Japanese fans now call the "Agony of Doha". In 1995, he participated in the Confederations Cup as a representative from Asia. In 1997, he joined the Japan Beach Soccer Team and played in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Rio de Janeiro). In 1999 he played in the 1st AFC Futsal Championship as a player of Japanese national futsal team. After retiring from soccer, he served as the coach of Japan national beach soccer team (2005, 2009~2013, 2018~). His team won AFC Beach Soccer Championship 3 times and once was a runner-up. They also finished on the 4th place at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and two times got into Best 8.
Rui Ramos also served as the coach of J.LEAGUE team Tokyo Verdy 1969 (promoted to J1 in 2007) and FC Gifu. In March 2020, he became the technical director of Tokyo Verdy.
He was honored with Outstanding Performance Award at Japan Pro Sports Awards and J.LEAGUE Order of Merit Award for his achievements in Japan's soccer community and professional sports community and was inducted into the Japan Football Hall of Fame.
He dedicated himself to developing beach sport such as serving as the ambassador of "FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD TOUR 2019 4-Star in TOKYO".
He was honored the Order of Rio Branco, which is one of the Brazil's highest honors given by the Brazil Government to those who have significantly contributed to the promotion of Brazil's international relations by participating in sports and culture activities.
He was in critical condition after suffering a stroke at the end of 2016, but returned after miraculous recovery and physical therapy.
Apart from athletic activities, he currently serves as the ambassador of para-sports and barrier-free sports and is active in education and other fields as a commentator and talent.



2018 Inductee into the Japan Football Hall of Fame
2000Order of Rio Branco award (Brazilian government)
1998J.LEAGUE Order of Merit award
1993Japan Professional Sports Grand Prize Outstanding Performance Award


Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup
・Group Stage Japan vs. Senegal (NHK)
・Best 16 Argentina vs. France (TBS)
・Daily Highlights & Weekly Highlights (Fuji TV)
・Daily Highlights (NHK)
・Daily Highlights & Weekly Highlights (TBS)
・S-PARK (Fuji TV)
・S☆1 (TBS)
・WIDE! SCRAMBLE (tv asahi)

Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup
・Daily Highlights (Fuji TV)
・Daily Highlights (TBS)
・Daily Highlights (NTV)
South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup
・Daily Highlights (TV TOKYO)
・Asa Zuba! (TBS)
・S☆1 (TBS)
・Jouhou Live Miyaneya (NTV)
France 1998 FIFA World Cup
・Japan vs. Jamaica (NHK)

【FIFA Club World Cup】
・The 1st FIFA Club World Championship 2000 (TBS)
Finals "Corinthians × Vasco da Gama" etc.

・J.LEAGUE 2016 Urawa Red Diamonds × Gamba Osaka (TBS)
Kashima Antlers vs. Urawa Red Diamonds (TBS)

【EAFF E-1 Soccer Championship】
・2017 Finals Japan vs. South Korea (Fuji TV)

・NEWS STATION (tv asahi)
・Beat Takeshi no TV Tackle (tv asahi)
・NANDA!? "Shireitou" (tv asahi)
・neo sports the documentary! (TV TOKYO)
・S☆1 (TBS)
・GET SPORTS (tv asahi)
・Going! Sports & News(NTV)
・Sports Urugusu (NTV)
・S-PARK (Fuji TV)
・Morning Bird (tv asahi) etc.


2018Panasonic "Electric Fan Q" Japanese National Soccer Team Official Licensed Product
2017SQUARE ENIX "Dragon Quest of the Stars"
2015SEGA Games "Soccer Tsuku Shoot! 2015"
2013Aoyama Mainland "Mansion Management"
2013UNIQLO "Steteco & Relaco Kaze to Kurasu"
2012Nagatanien "Ochazuke Nori" 60th Anniversary
2010Softbank Mobile All FIFA World Cup Matches "SUPER SUB"
2007Honda Motor "Vamos"
2004Fujitsu "FOMA Raku-Raku PHONE"
2002Kowa Shinyaku "VANTELIN KOWA 1.0% GEL"
2000KAGOME "KAGOME TOMATO JUICE" Machi wo Yuku Samurai "Tokai no Samurai"
1995Nagatanien "Salad Ramen"
1994Nagatanien "Ochazuke Nori"
1994Hisamitsu "AIR SALONPAS"
1994Toshiba "BAZOOKA"
1994Nagatanien "Nikomi Ramen"
1994IDC International Digital Communication 0061
1993ASICS "Honki Nara Asics"
1993Nagatanien "J.LEAGUE Curry"
1993Nagatanien "J.LEAGUE Furikake"

【Promotional Events】
2018Hisense ULED TV FIFA "World Cup Official TV" Press Conference
2018KIRIN Budweiser FIFA World Cup Official Campaign
2017mixi "Monster Strike" 4th Anniversary Campaign
2017Liga Digest! El Clasico Special
2013AGC "Confederations Cup 2013 Bench for Players" Press Conference

【Olympic-related Events】
2018Tokyo 2020 Official Programme "Mitsui Office" Sports Festival for TOKYO 2020
2018Tokyo 2020 Event Shinagawa Sports Festival (Shinagawa-ku)
2017Tokyo 2020 Official Programme "Mitsui Office" Sports Festival for TOKYO 2020

Tokyo Chunichi Sports "Gekkan Ramos" (Generally published on the last Saturday of every month)


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