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Sergio Ramos García

Sergio Ramos García (; born 30 March 1986) is a Spain Association football who plays for

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Sergio Ramos García biography

Sergio Ramos García (; born 30 March 1986) is a Spain Association football who plays for

Mainly a Defender (association football) Full back, Sergio Ramos García can perform equally as a Defender (association football) Centre back. After emerging through Sevilla FC's youth system, Sergio Ramos García went on to be a defensive mainstay for both Real Madrid C.F. and the Spain national football team, gaining Sergio Ramos García first cap at the age of 18.

Club career


Born in Camas, Seville, Andalusia, Ramos began Sergio Ramos García career at local side Sevilla FC, emerging through the club's youth system alongside Jesús Navas and Antonio Puerta. Sergio Ramos García made Sergio Ramos García first team – and La Liga – debut on 1 February 2004, coming on as a second half Substitute (association football) in a 0–1 loss at Deportivo de La Coruña.

In the 2004–05 La Liga, Ramos appeared in 31 games as Sevilla finished sixth and 2005–06 UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League, netting in home fixtures against Real Sociedad (2–1) and Real Madrid C.F. (2–2).

Real Madrid

In the summer of 2005, 19-year old Ramos was purchased by Real Madrid for Euro27 million, a record for a Spanish teenager. Sergio Ramos García was the only Spanish player brought in during Florentino Pérez first stint as Real Madrid president.

At the club, Ramos was awarded the number 4 shirt, previously worn by Fernando Hierro. On 6 December 2005, Sergio Ramos García scored Sergio Ramos García first goal for the Merengues, in a 2–3 UEFA Champions League 2005–06 UEFA Champions League at Olympiacos F.C..

During Sergio Ramos García first seasons, Ramos played as centre back, being also used as an emergency Midfielder Defensive midfielder on occasion. However, with the arrival of Christoph Metzelder and Pepe (footballer born 1983) in the 2007–08 La Liga, Sergio Ramos García was again relocated to right back, whilst displaying a goalscoring instinct unusual to many defenders, netting more than 20 overall goals in Real Madrid's shirt during Sergio Ramos García first four seasons combined. On 4 May 2008, Ramos assisted Gonzalo Higuaín in the last-minute goal against CA Osasuna in an eventual 2–1 away win, the match that sealed Real Madrid's 31st league championship. On the final day of the season, Sergio Ramos García scored twice in a 5–2 home win against already relegated Levante UD, one through a header and another after an individual effort, taking Sergio Ramos García league tally to five.

Ramos scored a vital goal in the Supercopa de España 2008 Supercopa de España against Valencia CF, making it 2–1 to and 4–4 on aggregate, in an eventual 4–2 win (6–5), despite the fact Real Madrid playing with only nine men for a long period of time. Although Sergio Ramos García experienced a slight dip in form, Sergio Ramos García returned to Sergio Ramos García best and on 11 January 2009, scored on an acrobatic volley against RCD Mallorca (3–0 away triumph), continuing Sergio Ramos García scoring run in the following week, in a 3–1 home win against Osasuna.

Ramos was named in both FIFA and UEFA's 2008 Team of the Year, adding the FIFPro Team of the Year 2007–08 accolade. Sergio Ramos García also finished 21st in the European Player of the Year nomination for 2008.

Just at the start of the 2009–10 La Liga, Ramos was appointed as one of Real Madrid's four captains of Real Madrid. As Pepe suffered a serious knee injury during the campaign, Sergio Ramos García was often deployed as central defender, and scored four goals in 33 league contests, but the team eventually came out empty in silverware. On 21 February 2010, Sergio Ramos García played Sergio Ramos García 200th official match for the Madrid team against Villarreal CF (150 in the first division).

In Real Madrid's 5–0 loss to FC Barcelona on 29 November 2010, Ramos was sent off after kicking Lionel Messi from behind, then pushing Carles Puyol in the ensuing melée. After this ejection, Sergio Ramos García equalled Fernando Hierro's previous record for red cards at the club, having played in 264 fewer games.

On 20 April 2011, Ramos started in 2010–11 Copa del Rey's Copa del Rey 2011 Copa del Rey Final, a 1–0 win against Barcelona in Valencia, Spain. In the subsequent victory procession, while celebrating on the top of the club's bus, Sergio Ramos García accidentally lost hold of the cup, which fell under the wheels of the vehicle; the trophy was dented as a result.

On 12 July 2011, Ramos extended Sergio Ramos García contract with Real Madrid until 2017.

International career

In 2004, Ramos became an instant hit for Spain national under-21 football team, for whom Sergio Ramos García played six international matches. On 26 March 2005, in a 3–0 friendly win over China PR national football team, in Salamanca, Sergio Ramos García first appeared for the Spain national football team at only 18 years and 361 days of age, making Sergio Ramos García the youngest player to play for the national team in the last 55 years (he held this record until it was broken by FC Barcelona's Cesc Fàbregas).

Just seven months later, Ramos scored Sergio Ramos García first two international goals in a 6–0 away thrashing of San Marino national football team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA). Sergio Ramos García was selected for the final stages in Germany and, after the international retirement of Real Madrid teammate Míchel Salgado, became the undisputed first-choice right back.

Throughout Spain's UEFA Euro 2008 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying, Ramos was a regular member of the starting eleven as the national side finished first in its group, above Sweden national football team. Sergio Ramos García scored two goals, including one in a 3–1 away win over Denmark national football team, in 11 appearances.

In the tournament's final stages, Ramos played in all matches and minutes, except the 2–1 group stage win against Greece national football team. In UEFA Euro 2008 Final, Sergio Ramos García pass nearly set up Marcos Senna's first international goal, but the latter barely missed it by inches. During the celebrations after the 1–0 defeat of Germany national football team, Ramos wore a T-shirt in honor of close friend and former Sevilla teammate Puerta, who died in August 2007.

Ramos was selected in the squad for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa, as Spain finished in third position. At the 2010 FIFA World Cup, held in the same country, Sergio Ramos García started every game, helping the team keep five Shutout and reach 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, which they won 1–0 against Netherlands national football team. Ramos topped the tournament's Castrol Performance Index with a score of 9.79.

International goals


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