Aaron Ramsey will end his eleven-year career journey at Arsenal. At the end of the season, when his contract at Emirates runs out, he will leave for Juventus, Italy’s biggest club. Ramsey’s movement was very unfortunate considering he was the idol of the fans and became the longest player in the club at the moment.
He even wanted more to survive by negotiating a contract extension until the end. It seems that the club decided that Ramsey could not be maintained anymore.
So, how was Aaron Ramsey’s life journey?
Ramsey was born to Kevin Ramsey and Marlene on December 26, 1990, in Caerphilly, Wales. He grew up with his younger brother, Josh Ramsey, who was only a year younger.
His introduction to football happened for the first time when he was nine years old. At that time, he was also involved in rugby. He was a competent rugby player in his young age, so he was offered a contract by a professional loss club.
Even so, since he had established contact with Cardiff City, he preferred to play football. It was with the Welsh club that he spent his time at school while pursuing a career as a football player. He became the youngest player in Cardiff’s history on 28 April 2007. In the match against Hull City, he was only 16 years 124 days old. He then continued to be maintained in Cardiff’s main team. Until the end of the 2007/08 season, he played a total of 22 matches, including the 2008 FA Cup final.
At that time, big clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United were already moving to recruit him. Ramsey then felt Arsene Wenger as the person who most wanted him. On June 10, 2008, at the age of 17 years, he was officially brought by Arsenal with a tag of 4.8 million pounds.
Wenger, who likes to play young players, often trusts Ramsey. Before he was 20 years old, Ramsey had tasted a dozen Premier League matches. However, the disaster came in February 2010. In the match against Stoke, Ryan Shawcross hit his leg. His tibia and fibula were broken, forcing him to stop playing for a long time. When he recovered at the end of the year, he was loaned to Nottingham Forest, then to Cardiff City to restore his fitness.
Then, starting from the 2011/12 season, Ramsey practically always became Wenger’s first choice in midfield. Unfortunately, the exploitation in front of the opponent’s goal was often associated with certain events in other parts of the world, especially regarding the death of someone.
Public internet always links goals created by Aaron Ramsey as a marker of one of the world figures who will die. This curse first happened in May 2010, when Ramsey’s goal “resulted” in the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden the next day.
On the next occasion when Ramsey scored, the list of dead figures continued to grow. Important figures such as Steve Jobs, Moammar Gaddafi, Whitney Houston, Paul Walker, Robin Williams, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Nancy Reagan, Bruce Forsyth, and Robert Guillaume died a few days after Ramsey scored.
Beyond the accidental curse, Ramsey is a figure loved by fans. His personality is not glamorous like most other high-paid footballers. When there was no match, he preferred to visit his parents in his hometown.
He also married his first love, Colleen Rowlands. In a wedding reception held on June 8, 2014, he asked the guests to donate to a charity rather than giving an envelope or gift to him. Now, they have been blessed with a cute boy named Sonny.
Apart from rumors of Arsenal’s treatment when they were about to extend the contract, Aaron Ramsey had served the Emirates public with all his heart, since he broke his leg until came back to get back up.