On 26 April, Ramos scored a header against Osasuna in La Liga at the Bernabéu, in a counter-attack which he began with a strong tackle. [219], Ramos holds multiple disciplinary records, for Real Madrid, in the Champions League, La Liga, El Clásico, and in the Spanish national team. [159] He played the full 90 minutes of each of the team's matches in Brazil, each with a different partner in central defence, as the reigning champions were eliminated from the group stage. [144], On 12 October 2005, Ramos scored his first two international goals in a 6–0 away thrashing of San Marino for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Your body is screaming out for a rest but nobody listens to the players.". Because Pepe had suffered a serious knee injury during this campaign, Ramos was often deployed as central defender. In the final, his pass nearly set up Marcos Senna's first international goal, but the latter missed his opportunity by inches. From his debut match for Spain (at 18 he became the country's youngest debutant for 55 years), of all the 17 players used that day, only Joaquin is still a professional footballer. On 12 March, Ramos scored another late header winner for Real Madrid, this time against Real Betis at the Bernabéu in a 2–1 win, taking his goal tally to 10 for the season – scoring double digit goals in a season for the first time in his career. During the celebrations after the 1–0 defeat of Germany, he wore a T-shirt in honour of his late friend Puerta. [48], On 20 December 2015, Ramos captained Madrid to a 10–2 victory over Rayo Vallecano, the club's highest scoring La Liga victory in 55 years. Stream on ESPN+ (U.S. only). Two fabulous freaks: men who are easy to admire, impossible to ignore and who give meaning to the whole idea of sport as a means to test the boundaries of what human beings can reasonably achieve. ", They were born just two months and 990 km apart in 1986, but when you see Rafa Nadal hurting, fighting, recovering lost causes, equalling title winners who, perhaps, were thought to be slightly more conventionally talented than him, try seeing Ramos instead. [180] The match ended with a 3–0 win for Spain, where he scored the first goal and extended his tally to 123 international victories.

Not a hint of denigration or disrespect. He made his first appearance for Spain at the age of 18 and, in 2013, he became the nation's youngest player to ever reach 100 caps. [107] A month later, Ramos scored another header in La Liga, this time away to Osasuna as Real Madrid won 4–1 to maintain top position in the table. [100] Ramos picked up a calf injury at the start of April which saw him miss the rest of the campaign and the final eight La Liga matches. [122] On 2 July, Ramos scored his fifteenth consecutive penalty for Real Madrid in the 79th minute which proved to be the winner in a narrow 1–0 home win against Getafe – opening up a four-point advantage at the top of La Liga. [151] Despite playing at right-back, he also completed more solo runs than any other player in the tournament, 31. Ramos was present at the ceremony after being named in the FIFA FIFPro Men's World 11 for the 10th time in his career, but he would prefer to swap any individual accolades for team trophies, with Madrid having won only the Club World Cup last season.

by BeSoccer [4] Ramos is widely regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation, and has also received praise for his passing and goalscoring capabilities. Despite these personal highlights, Los Blancos finished the campaign without picking up any silverware. [157] On 30 June, he missed a penalty kick in the 3–0 Confederations Cup Final loss to Brazil. It's hard to please everyone. Not only that but the merest pause from the endless, vicious cycle of: train, prepare mentally, play, recuperate, train, prepare mentally, play, etc.

[75], On 20 October 2018, Ramos played his 400th La Liga match for Real Madrid in a 1–2 loss at home to Levante, becoming only the tenth Real Madrid player to reach this milestone. • Orlando v Columbus (7.30 p.m. [232] Ramos is a fan of bullfighting and he is a personal friend of matador Alejandro Talavante.

Sergio Ramos was dismissive of The Best FIFA awards on Monday, although he defended the decision to include Marcelo in the Men's World11. [79] With five goals in the first three months of the season, Ramos had his best goal-scoring start to a season at Real Madrid. Jurgen Klopp won The Best FIFA Men's Coach award for guiding Liverpool to Champions League glory, edging out Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino. That's not to say he's utterly immune -- just fantastically robust. Internationally, Ramos represented the Spanish national team at four World Cups and three European Championships. 629. [123][124] This was Ramos’ ninth league goal of the season – equaling the record set by Ezequiel Garay in 2006–07 for a defender with the most goals in a single La Liga season. [178] On 7 June 2019, Ramos broke the record of most international victories with 122, following a 4–1 victory against the Faroe Islands, scoring Spain's opening goal in the process. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says he would have become a tennis player if he wanted individual trophies as he delivered a dismissive appraisal of The Best FIFA Football awards. It was his first goal in La Liga in six months, since his volley against Levante on match-day 8.


Then, after Spain's flat and creativity-starved 1-0 win over Switzerland, 23-year-old Pau Torres admitted that the players have felt the strain of a three-game week for their clubs followed by a midweek friendly in Portugal and then this test against the disciplined, athletic, hard-pressing Swiss. Sergio Ramos García is a Spanish footballer who plays for both ‘Real Madrid’ and the ‘Spanish National Team’. Per Chiellini è "un colpo da maestro, "World Class Defenders Are Lacking in Number at the Top Level", "Defenceless: Ramos' recklessness leaves injury-ravaged Real counting the cost once again", "Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos dealt one-match ban for Lionel Messi challenge", "Sergio Ramos Heavily Criticised For Injury That Forced Mo Salah Off", "European Judo Union criticise Sergio Ramos for illegal takedown of Mo Salah", "Can VAR finally end Ramos' reign of terror?

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