Jorge Ramos, better known as “el relator de las Américas” – commentator of the Americas – is synonymous with soccer for millions of fans in the U.S. He joined ESPN Deportes Radio as the stations network lead commentator in 2006 and in 2008 his duties where expanded to include ESPN Deportes TV.
Ramos provided commentary for World Cup games in English when he joined ESPN’s English-language commentator roster for coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. In addition to his role on ESPN’s English-language networks, Ramos co-hosted his daily soccer talk show “Jorge Ramos y su Banda” from South Africa during the 2010 World Cup and also served as reporter for news and information coverage on ESPN Deportes Radio and ESPN Deportes TV.
With his trademark combination of enthusiasm and knowledge, Ramos brings out the passion from the soccer field to the airwaves on Jorge Ramos y Su Banda, ESPN Deportes Radio’s daily soccer program (simulcast on ESPN Deportes TV).
In his illustrious thirty-year career, Ramos has served as play-by-play commentator for over 3,000 soccer matches, has covered six FIFA World Cups (Mexico ’86, Italy ’90, USA ’94, France ’98, Korea Republic & Japan ’02, Germany ’06); the 2003 Women’s World Cup and two Copa Americas and European Cups. One of the most gratifying moments in his career was providing play-by-play for the 1986 World Cup—the first-ever FIFA World Cup on Spanish-language radio in the U.S.
A native of Uruguay, Ramos started out in the U.S. as a writer and editor for “La Raza,” one of Chicago’s leading Spanish-language newspapers. Prior to joining ESPN Deportes, Ramos worked at Fox Sports En Español where he produced and co-hosted Jorge Ramos en Vivo. Prior to that, he was with Univision Radio, where he co-hosted the national radio soccer show Locura por el Fútbol.
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