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Former Loon Christian Ramirez headed to Scotland

The longtime MNUFC Forward is now on his way to play for Aberdeen FC

July 18, 2018 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) reacts to scoring a goal in the 5' of the Minnesota United vs New England Revolution match at TCF Bank Stadium. 

(Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
July 18, 2018 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) reacts to scoring a goal in the 5’ of the Minnesota United vs New England Revolution match at TCF Bank Stadium. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)

The former Loon and one half of the old Batman/Superman combination alongside Miguel Ibarra is headed to Europe. This morning it was announced that Houston Dynamo had sold Christian Ramirez to Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen FC.

“We’d like to thank Christian for his contributions to the club, both on and off the field since joining us in 2019,” Dynamo vice president and general manager Matt Jordan said in a statement. “We wish him well with this next step in his career and all the best moving forward.”

Ramirez has made a total of 31 appearances with Dynamo since arriving from Los Angeles Football club via trade in August of 2019.

“I feel extremely blessed and excited about the opportunity to play for such a historic Club, and more importantly to be part of this new era under the manager, Stephen Glass.” Ramirez stated.

Prior to joining Houston Dynamo, Ramirez spent parts of the 2018 and 2019 seasons with Los Angeles Football Club where he made 24 appearances with LAFC after they acquired him from MNUFC.

It was the Loons where he spent a majority of his career, CR21 joined MNUFC in 2014 after a year in USL PRO (now USL Championship) in 2013. From 2014-2018 Ramirez made 140 appearances for the Loons between both the North American Soccer League and Major League Soccer. After scoring 51 goals in three seasons Ramirez was one of few players Adrian Heath brought from the NASL side to the MLS side in 2017.

In his time with the Loons he scored 21 goals between his time in MLS before being traded to LAFC then Houston within the same season. Prior to joining Minnesota United he played collegiately at US Santa Barbara and Concordia University Irvine for two years each. During the summers of 2011 and 2012 he played for PDL (now USL League Two) side Orange County Blue Star. In 2013 he signed for then USL PRO (now USL2) side Charlotte Eagles making 23 appearances for them.

During the 2021 season Ramirez has made only 6 appearances for 89 minutes and has scored one goal.

Aberdeen FC will begin their competitive season with matches on July 22nd and 29th against Swedish Allsvenskan side BK Häcken in the Second Qualifying Round of the inaugural edition of the UEFA Europa Conference League. The Dons open Scottish Premiership play on August 1st against Dundee United SC.