- He was born in kandramanickam of Sivaganga district, Tamil Nadu.
- He started his career in Sports hostels in Madurai and Neyveli 1985-1990.
- He has represented India and has been a part of team that played Asian
games, World Cup qualifiers, SAFF games etc..
- He Played for many leading clubs in India like East Bengal and Md.Sporting at Kolkatta, Dempo Goa, Mahindra United, Mumbai and F.C. Kochin Kerala.
- He is one of the two Indian Footballer, other than Bhaichung Bhutia, to
be top scorers in the National Football League, a remarkable fete that finds a place in the LIMCA Guninness Book of records.
- Raman Vijayan was fondly nicknamed as the “GOLDEN BOY of INDIAN
FOOTBALL” for his expertise at scoring winners in crucial games.
- On a Coaching front, Raman is an AFC A License Holder and was the former assistant coach of Delhi Dynamos in ISL.
- In order to fulfill his dream of making Tamilnadu,the best football state in India,he started Noble football academy in 2009 for under privileged students.
- In 2016, he started a professional football academy named RAMAN VIJAYAN SOCCER SCHOOL at Avigna Celeste, Mahindra World City, Chennai.
- Currently serving as Star Sports ISL Analyst.