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Tuesday 13 August 2013

On this day in 2010: Ramires moves to Chelsea

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall the Brazil midfielder joining from Benfica

  • Ramires has become an integral part of Chelsea's midfield, playing 94 League matches

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

On this day 13 August 2010 - Ramires signs for Chelsea

Chelsea, the defending Barclays Premier League champions, completed the signing of Brazil midfielder Ramires from Benfica on a four-year deal.

"He is a fantastic player," said Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said of the 23-year-old. "He will be the future of the Brazil national team and I hope the future of Chelsea."

Ramires became Ancelotti’s second signing of the summer after Yossi Benayoun.

"Every player in the world would love to play for Chelsea and it's a great opportunity that was given to me, I will give my best to repay this chance, and I am very happy," Ramires told the Chelsea website.  "Just to think that I will wear Chelsea's shirt is a dream come true for any player.

"I know it is a very strong, competitive league but I just hope that I can adapt as fast and as well as I can to give my best, and I am sure everything is going to be fine."

The midfielder has become an integral part of the Chelsea team, playing 94 Barclays Premier League matches over the past three seasons, scoring 12 times.

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember Chelsea signing Ramires from Benfica in 2010