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- Apr 12, 2009
Aaron James Ramsey /ˈræmzi/ (born 26 December 1990) is a Welsh footballer who plays for Arsenal and the Wales national football team. He also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Ramsey mainly plays as a box-to-box midfielder, but has also been used in a wide variety of midfield and even fullback positions. Ramsey played for Cardiff City as a schoolboy where he spent eight years in youth football before making 22 appearances for the senior team, including the 2008 FA Cup Final.
As a child Ramsey attended Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni in the Caerphilly County Borough. Before turning to football, he was a keen rugby player and athlete. As a schoolboy he played as a winger for Caerphilly R.F.C.s youth development programme, where he was approached by scouts from Rugby League side St Helens RLFC after playing in a youth match against them but had already been signed by Cardiff City's youth academy. Ramsey was Welsh Schools' Athletic Association pentathlon champion in 2005 and was ranked 4th in Great Britain in the under 17 age group in 2006. He lived with his parents, Marlene and Kevin, and his brother, Josh, until moving to London where he was housemates with former Cardiff City teammate, Chris Gunter, who was then playing for Tottenham Hotspur. Ramsey is bilingual, speaking both Welsh and English.