Gonçalo Ramos receives RUA FM award

Gonçalo Ramos named 2022 Algarve sports personality by RUA FM

The Algarve Sports Personality Fair Play trophy was awarded to the young Benfica striker by feature coordinator Rafael Duarte.

Gonçalo Ramos was considered the 2022 Sports Personality of the Algarve by RUA FM’s Fair Play sports feature, coordinated by Rafael Duarte.

2022 was an unforgettable year for the young striker from Olhão, who represented Portugal in the World Cup following a great season playing for SL Benfica.

Born in Olhão, Ramos follows in his father’s footsteps, Manuel Ramos, who played for Farense, and his maternal grandfather, who played for Olhanense.

It is where Gonçalo initiated his career and left in 2011 for the SL Benfica Training Centre in Loulé. Two years later, he moved to Lisbon and started training at the Academy in Seixal, aged just 13.

He joined the primary team in 2020 and has already scored 29 goals in 83 games for the red team. His outstanding performances resulted in a first call for the National Team and then for the 2022 World Cup. Here he stood out thanks to the three goals he scored against Switzerland in the round of 16 of the competition.

A feat that made him part of football history as he became the second youngest player ever to score a hat-trick in the knockout stage of a World Cup, second only to Pelé, who did the same at 17 in 1958.

The Fair Play – RUA FM Algarve Sports Personality trophy was handed over at the Benfica Campus by feature coordinator, Rafael Duarte.

The Fair Play feature emerged in 2017 and aims to bring sport closer to the Algarve by disclosing, every Wednesday at 12:00 and 16:30 on 102.7 FM or online, sporting events and personalities linked to Algarve sports.