|Full name||Antoni Ramallets Simón|
|Date of birth||1 July 1924|
|Place of birth||Barcelona, Spain|
|Date of death||30 July 2013 89)(aged|
|Place of death||Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1946–1947||→ Valladolid (loan)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Ramallets signed for FC Barcelona in 1947 at the age of 23, from Real Valladolid, where he also spent his first season after being purchased, on loan. He returned to the club to play second-fiddle to Juan Velasco, making his La Liga debut in a 2–1 win against Sevilla FC on 28 November 1948. Although this was his only appearance during the season he eventually became the starter, being an essential defensive unit as his team – then named Club de Fútbol Barcelona – went on to win six leagues and five domestic cups; in the 1951–52 campaign, as Barça won five major trophies, he contributed with 28 league games, being awarded his first Ricardo Zamora Trophy.
During the 1950s Ramallets was a prominent member of the successful Barcelona team that also included Joan Segarra, Marià Gonzalvo, László Kubala, Sándor Kocsis, Evaristo, Luis Suárez and Zoltán Czibor. During his spell with the club he made 538 appearances, including 288 in the domestic league; on 6 March 1962 the Blaugrana played a testimonial in his honour against Hamburger SV, winning 5–1.
In the 1960s Ramallets coached several clubs, including old acquaintance Valladolid. In the 1963–64 season he led Real Zaragoza to the fourth place in the league, the Spanish Cup and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup – a competition he had won twice as a player with Barcelona – winning over fellow league side Valencia CF in the latter.
Ramallets played 35 games for Spain during 11 years, making his debut against Chile on 29 June 1950, during the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. During the tournament he earned the nickname The Cat of Maracaná, helping the national side to the second group stage.
Ramallets also played seven games for the unofficial Catalan national team.
Ramallets died in his Vilafranca del Penedès home near Barcelona, on 31 July 2013. He was 89 years old.
- La Liga: 1947–48, 1948–49, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1958–59, 1959–60
- Copa del Generalísimo: 1951, 1952, 1952–53, 1957, 1958–59
- Copa Eva Duarte: 1948, 1952, 1953
- Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1955–58, 1958–60
- Latin Cup: 1949, 1952
- Zamora Trophy: 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1959–60
- Las 85 vidas del 'Gato con Alas' azulgrana (The 85 lives of the blaugrana 'Winged Cat'); La Vanguardia, 13 July 2009 (Spanish)
- Antonio Ramallets Simón – International Appearances Archived 8 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine.; at RSSSF
- Ha muerto Antoni Ramallets (Antoni Ramallets has died); Mundo Deportivo, 31 July 2013 (Spanish)
- Fallece a los 89 años Antoni Ramallets, el mítico portero del Barcelona (Antoni Ramallets, legendary Barcelona goalkeeper, dies at the age of 89); ABC, 31 July 2013 (Spanish)
- Former Spain keeper Ramallets dies aged 89; Euronews, 31 July 2013
- Antoni Ramallets profile at BDFutbol
- Antoni Ramallets manager profile at BDFutbol
- National team data
- Antoni Ramallets at National-Football-Teams.com
- Antoni Ramallets – FIFA competition record
- FC Barcelona profile