Chelsea star Ramires has revealed that he started his career as a right-back before moving into midfield.
Speaking to the club's official website, the Blues ace, who is now 27-years-old, has insisted that he started his professional career as a defender.
The Blues' No.7 has enjoyed a great couple of years in the middle of the park for the Stamford Bridge outfit and is also a regular for the Brazilian national side.
Change of position
And, as well as admitting that he used to star at right-back, he's also revealed that he learnt a lot from his brother.
Speaking to the Chelsea website, the Brazilian said: "I was 17 years old. Before I turned professional at Joinville I was an amateur learning a lot off my brother especially.
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"I started as a right-back, and that was my first position as a professional. However I became either an attacking midfielder or a box-to-box player after that."
There's no doubt about it, Ramires is certainly an important member of Jose Mourinho's squad, but will be hoping for more opportunities in the first-team over the coming months.
Of late, the likes of Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas have been key men for the Blues, with John Obi Mikel more often than not occupying as a back-up. Ramires, then, will be targeting personal success in 2015 as he looks to regain his place in the club's starting XI.
Chelsea are flying
As a team, though, Chelsea continue to prove their credentials at the top of the Premier League table, despite dropping points in their last outing against Southampton at the St Mary's.
Chelsea will currently be gearing up for tomorrow's all-London clash as they travel to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham. It remains to be seen as to whether Ramires will feature in north London, but Mourinho and Co. will be desperate to secure all three points against their rivals.
Blues fans will certainly be hoping that the club get back to winning ways sooner rather than later, with title rivals Manchester City also in action as they play host to strugglers Sunderland.
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