|Full name||Claudiney Ramos|
|Date of birth||15 March 1980|
|Place of birth||Porecatu (PR), Brazil|
|Date of death||8 July 2013 33)(aged|
|Place of death||Sorocaba (SP), Brazil|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2012||União São João|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2013
Claudiney Ramos (15 March 1980 – 8 July 2013) was a Brazilian footballer. He was nicknamed Rincón, because of his physical resemblance to former Corinthians player, Colombian Freddy Rincón.
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