São Paulo agreed to hire right-back Raí Ramos, 28, who was one of the highlights of Ituano in the last two seasons, being a semi-finalist for Paulistão in 2023.
The player has already undergone medical examinations and signed a contract until December 31, 2025.
“After observing Raí’s good work in the Brazilian Series B and in the Paulista Championship, we were able to bring this important value to São Paulo. I believe he can add a lot to our squad”, said President Julio Casares.
“Raí had a good participation for Ituano last year and was one of the athletes we watched throughout the Paulista Championship. He arrives to strengthen the squad for the rest of the season, when we will have three important competitions ”, said director of football Carlos Belmonte.
“It is a great opportunity to arrive at São Paulo. It’s the chance of a lifetime and I’m going to do my best to repay the club’s trust”, revealed Raí Ramos.
Raí dos Reis Ramos was born in Japorã, in Mato Grosso do Sul, and as a young man he went through the youth teams of Atlético-MG, Monte Azul and Bahia, where he completed his training process.
Then, in 2014, the player arrived at Londrina and started his professional career. The passage through the team from Paraná included the conquest of the Primeira Liga, in 2017, and loans to Toledo and Operário Ferroviário, where he was champion of the FPF Cup.
The athlete also defended FC Shukura Kobuleti, from Georgia, the West, and Varzim, from Portugal, until he arrived at Ituano, in 2022, and stood out in the dispute of the Brazilian Championship of Series B, last year, and in Paulista de 2023.
Raí Ramos played 13 of the 14 matches for the Itu team in Paulistão this year and was decisive in the quarterfinals: he scored a great goal against Corinthians, in a duel that qualified Ituano for the semifinals.
Full name: Rai dos Reis Ramos
Date of birth: 05/06/1994 (28 years old)
Birthplace: Japan, in Mato Grosso do Sul
Position: right side
Clubs: Atlético-MG (2009), Monte Azul (2010), Bahia (2011-2013), Londrina (2014-2015), Toledo (2015), Operário Ferroviário (2016), Londrina (2016-2017), FC Shukura Kobuleti (2017) -2018), Londrina (2019-2020), Oeste (2020-2021), Varzim (2022), Ituano (2022-2023) and São Paulo (since 2023)
Titles: Campeonato Mineiro Sub-15 (2009), Campeonato Bahia Sub-18 (2011 and 2012), Campeonato Paranaense Sub-20 (2014), Campeonato Paranaense do Interior (2015 and 2016), FPF Cup (2016) and Primeira Liga (2017)