Tab Ramos Bio - Biography

Name Tab Ramos
Date of Birth September 21, 1966
Place of Birth
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Born in Uruguay and of Spanish and Italian heritage, Ramos emigrated to the United States with his family when he was 11. His father played professional soccer in Uruguay and instilled a love for the game into Tab from an early age. While living in Uruguay, he played for the Union Vecinal Youth Soccer Club in Montevideo.

When his family arrived in the U.S., they settled in New Jersey where Ramos lived in Harrison and Kearny.[1] he attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School, the same high school attended by Claudio Reyna a few years later. In 1982, he became U.S. citizen. He also played for local youth club Thistle FC where he played with future Hall of Fame player John Harkes. Ramos and Harkes played together from their youth, through the U.S. National Team. They were both inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.

He was a two-time high school All-America and the 1983 Parade Magazine National High School Player of the Year. That year, he led St. Benedict's to the New Jersey State Championship. Ramos still holds the New Jersey High School boy's soccer career scoring record of 161 goals, 57 of which he scored his senior year. In 1999, he was named by The Star-Ledger as one of the top ten New Jersey high school soccer players of the 1980s.[2]

Apart from playing soccer, Ramos also ran indoor track at St. Benedict's (60yrd. dash and 4x100 relay).

In 1984, the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League drafted Ramos with the 10th. pick of the first round, but he chose to go to college instead. The NASL folded about six months later.

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