Sergio Ramos, one of Real Madrid’s most accomplished players, has bid an emotional farewell to the Santiago Bernabeu club after 16 years in which he played 671 times and won 22 titles. Only two players in history have scored more Champions League final goals (neither is a defender like Ramos), and no one has led Real Madrid to European Cup or Champions League success as many times (three) as this Sevilla native. A natural force is now ready to leave his club.
ACHIEVEMENTS– Sergio’s career is decorated with trophies and records both at the club and international level. He is 2004 U-19 Europe Cup champion(Spain), 2010 FIFA World Cup Winner(Spain), two times Europe Cup Champion(Spain). At the club level, with Real Madrid,he is four times Champions League winner, five times Spanish Champion, two times Spanish Cup winner, four times Spanish Super Cup winner, four times FIFA Club World Cup winner, and three times UEFA Supercup winner.His €27 million transfer from Sevilla to Madrid in 2005, when he was 19 years old, remains a record fee for a Spanish youth. Ramos has scored in 17 straight Liga seasons, a Liga record for a defender. Ramos is one of only a few defenders to have scored in two different European Cup finals, and he is the only one to have done it during the UEFA Champions League era. . He is LaLiga’s top goalscoring defender of all time(68 goals). Ramos has been named to the FIFPro World11 eleven times, a defender record and the third-most all-time. He has also been included to the UEFA Team of the Year nine times, a defender record and the third-most of any player. Ramos has also been voted La Liga’s Best Defender a record five times, as well as a member of the La Liga Team of the Season in 2015–16. Ramos is the most capped player in the history of the Spanish national team, and he is the country’s eighth-highest all-time goalscorer. He also holds the record for most international victories for Spain, having won 131 games. These records can show his importance for the team both at national and club level.
WHY HE IS LEAVING-Ramos requested a new two-year contract to stay in Madrid, but Los Blancos president Florentino Perez was unwilling to break his policy of only offering one-year contracts to players beyond the age of 30. Conversations between Perez and Ramos had been going on for a year and had lasted into June. However, neither party was willing to make a concession. He is no longer the man he once was at the age of 35. Injury has badly affected his season, particularly in the second half, and Luis Enrique has decided to keep him out of Spain’s team for Euro 2020. The club tried its best to convince Ramos to stay for one year but it was too late.
FUTURE– Despite his age, Ramos is one of the world’s top defenders. A number of prominent European clubs are still keeping an eye on Ramos, who will be available on a free transfer. According to reports, the Premier League three of Manchester United, Chelsea, and Manchester City are interested in bringing Ramos to England. Paris Saint-Germain, another French powerhouse, has been connected with the defender. These are the only clubs which will be able to handle the Spaniard’s reported €12million annual salary demands. Everyone, including Real Madrid’s fans are curious to know about his next destination
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