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Squad number 9

Born: 09/07/1995

Birthplace: Hilversum, Netherlands

Nationality: Spanish

Sandro Ramírez Castillo - Profile

Born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Sandro Ramírez Castillo joined FC Barcelona's youth setup in 2009, aged 14, after starting out at local UD Las Palmas. On 10 June 2013, he was promoted to the former's B-team, and made his professional debut on 17 August in a 1–2 away loss against CD Mirandés for the Segunda División championship.

Sandro scored his first goal as a professional on 15 September 2013, netting the first of a 2–0 home win against Real Madrid Castilla. He finished the campaign with 31 appearances, netting seven times to help his team finish third.

On 18 August 2014, Sandro scored the last of a 6–0 triumph over Club León for that year's Joan Gamper Trophy, after assisting fellow youth graduate Munir El Haddadi in the fifth. He was also called up to the main squad for the match against Elche CF, but eventually remained unused in the 3–0 La Liga win on 24 August.

Sandro made his debut in the Spanish top level on 31 August 2014, coming on as a substitute for Pedro midway through the second half of the fixture at Villarreal CF and scoring the game's only goal 12 minutes later. He netted for the first time in the UEFA Champions League on 21 October, contributing to a 3–1 group stage home win against AFC Ajax with an injury-time strike. On 16 December he scored his first goal in the Copa del Rey, in a 8–1 home routing of SD Huesca.

On 2 December 2015, in the midst of a lengthy scoring drought for both players, Sandro scored a hat-trick and assisted once whilst Munir contributed with a brace in the 6–1 home win against CF Villanovense for the domestic cup, to send Barcelona into the round of 16. As the former appeared in just ten league games throughout the season, technical director Robert Fernández announced in May 2016 that the player would leave the club the following month, adding he was only kept in the squad due to a transfer embargo that was to end shortly after.

On 2 July 2016, Málaga CF leaked news of the potential signing of Sandro, and their official website temporarily featured a player profile, shortly after his release from Barcelona. Five days later, they officially announced his signing on a three-year deal. He made his debut on 19 August, starting as they began the season with a 1–1 draw against CA Osasuna, and scored his first goal four weeks later to equalise in a 2–1 win over SD Eibar also at La Rosaleda.

On 8 April 2017, Sandro took his season tally to 11 after helping defeat former club Barcelona 2–0 at home, netting the first through a solo effort that started in his own half.

On July 3rd 2017, it was announced that Sandro had signed for Everton on a 4 year deal.

The forward, a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, became the Blues’ fourth recruit of the summer transfer window, following goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and playmaker Davy Klaassen through the door at Goodison Park.

Sandro, aged 21, arrived at Everton after a prolific season in La Liga with Malaga, where he averaged better than a goal every two games. In all competitions, he netted 16 times in 32 appearances.

Born on the island of Gran Canaria, Sandro moved to mainland Spain to join Barcelona as a teenager.

He rose through their youth setup, featuring regularly for the Catalans’ B side before earning a senior debut against Villarreal in August 2014. He marked the occasion in sensational fashion by scoring the winner, just 12 minutes after entering the action as a substitute.

Sandro went on to play 12 times for Barcelona in 2014/15 and 20 matches the following campaign, collecting La Liga winners’ medals in both seasons as Barcelona were crowned back-to-back champions under Luis Enrique.

He signed for Malaga in July 2016, departing Barcelona having scored a total of seven goals in 32 appearances for the European giants.

He was a regular starter during his one full season with Malaga and his 16 goals for the club included a superb solo effort against his former employers Barca.

Internationally, Sandro has represented Spain at every level from Under-16s through to Under-21s.

In the weeks before signing for Everton, he was involved at the 2017 Under-21 European Championships in Poland and scored a fine goal against Portugal prior to completing his switch to the Blues.

On Wednesday 31st January 2018 Sandro joined Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season.

Source: / Wikipedia

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