Sergio Ramos career life

Sergio Ramos: Life, Clubs, Career, Stats and Net Worth

Spanish soccer player Sergio Ramos was born on March 30, 1986, and at the moment he plays for Sevilla in La Liga. The Spaniard is best known for his 16 seasons with Real Madrid as a central defender while early in his career, Ramos also played as a right-back.

Ramos started at Sevilla’s youth academy and played two seasons with their senior team thereafter, in 2005, he moved to Real Madrid.

He became a key player there and won 22 major trophies including four UEFA Champions League titles and five La Liga titles. The 38-year-old was also known for scoring goals as a defender as he has won many matches for his team..

Ramos was often named in the competition Squad of the Season and played a crucial role in all four UEFA Champions League wins. One of his most famous goals was a last-minute equalizer in the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final.

Sergio Ramos has also been selected in the FIFPro World 11 eleven times this is the most for any defender and the third most overall.

He was also named in the UEFA Team of the Year 9 times which is also the most for a defender. Moreover, one of the most impressive stats for Ramos is that he was named best defender five times and made the Team of the Season in 2015-16 in the La Liga.

Sergio Ramos has played for Spain in 4 World Cups and 3 European Championships. The Spain international was part of the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2010 and the UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament in 2012.

Ramos debuted for Spain at 18 and became the youngest player to reach 100 caps in 2013, while also winning the UEFA European Championship in 2008 and 2012.

Sergio Ramos holds the record for the most appearances for the Spanish national team and is eighth in all-time goals scored for Spain. The Spaniard also has the most international wins, with 131 matches.

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Sergio Ramos Information

  • First Name: Sergio
  • Last Name: Ramos García
  • Profession: Professional footballer
  • Jersey Number: 4
  • Professional Debut: 2004
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Date of Birth: 30 March 1986
  • Age: 38
  • Country of Birth: Spain
  • Place of Birth: Camas, Seville
  • Position: Defender
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 82 kg
  • Foot: Right
  • Father: José María Ramos
  • Mother: Paqui Ramos
  • Wife: Pilar Rubio
  • Children: Sergio Jr, Marco, Alejandro, Máximo Adriano

Club Career

Sevilla

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Originating from Camas, Sevilla, and Andalusia, Ramos began participating in sports at Camas CF at the age of six. He then started playing for local team Sevilla, where he developed through the youth system with Jesús Navas and Antonio Puerta. On February 1, 2004, he made his La Liga and first-team debut, replacing Paco Gallardo in the 64th minute of an away loss to Deportivo La Coruña.

Ramos played in 41 games during the 2004–05 campaign, helping Sevilla place sixth and earn a trip to the UEFA Cup in 2005–06. He scored goals at home against Real Sociedad (2–1) and Real Madrid (2–2). He scored his first European goal in the 2004–05 UEFA Cup, heading into a 2-0 victory over C.D. Nacional at the Ramon Sánchez Pizjuán in the first round (4–1 aggregate).

Real Madrid

Ramos set a record for a Spanish defender when he was acquired by Real Madrid for €27 million in the summer of 2005. During Florentino Pérez’s first term as Real Madrid’s president, he was the only Spanish player signed.

The number four shirt that Fernando Hierro had worn was given to Ramos at the club. He scored his team’s first goal on December 6, 2005, against Olympiacos in a 2-1 UEFA Champions League group stage loss.

Ramos played centre back in his early seasons, with occasional usage as a backup defensive midfielder. But he was moved back to right back when Pepe and Christoph Metzelder arrived in the 2007–08 campaign.

Ramos scored more than 20 goals in his first four seasons at Real Madrid, demonstrating a goal-scoring instinct that few defenders possess. In addition, he was given the first nine of his twenty-four red cards with the team, four of which came in his rookie campaign. On September 18, 2005, he was shown his first red card following two bookable offences in a 1-0 loss to Espanyol away from home.

Ramos scored five goals in the 2006–07 season, one of which was in Real Madrid’s historic thirty-first league triumph, a 3–3 draw with Barcelona in the El Clásico.

Ramos added the FIFPro Team of the Year 2007–08 award to his list of honours in the FIFA and UEFA 2008 Teams of the Year. Additionally, he placed twenty-first in the 2008 European Player of the Year competition.

In 2009-2010 Season, Ramos became one of Real Madrid’s four captains. During this season he also played his 200th official match for Real Madrid on 21 February 2010 against Villarreal.

From 2010 to 2014, the Spainared extended his contract until 2017, won La Liga with Real Madrid with a record 100 points, received his 19th red card and scored the famous 93rd-minute header in the Champions League final against Atlético Madrid to win the UCL.

From 2014-20, he became the team captain following Iker Casillas’ departure. Led Real Madrid to their 33rd La Liga title and the first league and European Cup double since the 1957–58 season. Became the first player to captain a team to back-to-back European Cups in the UEFA Champions League era.

During this time he also became the player with the most red cards in La Liga history. Before eventually leaving the club he also became La Liga’s all-time highest-scoring defender with 68 goals.

Paris Saint-Germain

Signed a two-year contract on 8 July 2021, wearing number 4. Despite injuries, debuted in a 3–1 win over Saint-Étienne on 28 November 2021. Scored first goal on 23 January 2022. Helped PSG win Ligue 1.

Announced departure at 2022–23 season’s end. Scored in final game as PSG secured their 11th Ligue 1 title.

Return to Sevilla

Rejoined Sevilla on 4 September 2023. Debuted in a 1–0 win over Las Palmas. Scored his first goal since return on 29 November in a Champions League match. Broke record for most goals by a defender on 12 December.

International Career

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On March 26, 2005, Ramos made his debut for the Spanish national team against China, winning 3-0. As a result, he made his Spain debut at the youngest age in more than 55 years.

Ramos was a key player in Spain’s victories in the UEFA European Championships in 2008 and 2012. He was essential at the back to help Spain win both competitions, scoring a critical penalty against Germany in the 2008 tournament final.

Additionally, he played a crucial role in the 2010 FIFA World Cup victory for Spain. He participated in every minute of every match and won a vital penalty in the round of 16 shootout versus Portugal.

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Personal Life

In the early years of his career, Sergio Ramos had his fair share of love connections. Naturally, all of this predates his encounter with journalist and TV personality Pilar Rubio in September 2012.

Following their declaration of their romance during the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony, the couple has proceeded to strengthen their bond. The four kids of Ramos and Rubio are Maximo Adriano (born July 2020), Alejandro (born three years after Marco), Sergio Jr. (born in 2014), and Marco (born in 2015).

Sergio Ramos proposed to Pilar Rubio, his then-girlfriend, in 2018 despite the fact that they already had three children. They were married in Seville the following year, in 2019. Therefore, of the two children Rubio did not give birth to outside of marriage, Maximo Adriano is the only one.

Career Stats

CompetitionMPGoals ScoredCS (Clean Sheets)
La Liga39861140
UEFA Champions League1141438
Ligue 145416
Copa del Rey26711
UEFA Euro Qualifiers15510
Supercopa de España1102
UEFA Nations League1054
FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa705
International Champions Cup601
Coupe de France412
UEFA Super Cup421
FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia401
UEFA Euro Championship402
FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil301
FIFA World Cup 2006 Germany301
WC Qualification Europe200
FIFA Club World Cup210
Trophée des Champions – Super Cup111
Table: Sergio Ramos Career Stats

Sergio Ramos Honors

Real MadridLa Liga: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17, 2019–20
Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
Supercopa de España: 2008, 2012, 2017, 2019–2020
UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017
FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Paris Saint-GermainLigue 1: 2021–22
Trophée des Champions: 2022
Spain U19UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2004
SpainFIFA World Cup: 2010
UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012
IndividualLa Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2005
FIFA FIFPro World11: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
UEFA Team of the Year: 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2010
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 2010
La Liga Best Defender: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17
UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2012
FIFA Confederations Cup Dream Team: 2013
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
La Liga Team of the Season: 2015–16
UEFA La Liga Team of the Season: 2016–17, 2019–20
UEFA Champions League Defender of the Season: 2017, 2018
IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
IFFHS World Team of the Decade: 2011–2020
IFFHS World’s Highest Scoring Defender of the 21st century: 2001–2020
Luis Aragones Award: 2016
Ballon d’Or Dream Team (Bronze): 2020
L’Équipe Team of the Year: 2020
L’Équipe Team of the Year (Fan Vote): 2020
11Leyendas Jornal AS: 2021
Globe Soccer Awards “Best Defender of All Time”
Table: Sergio Ramos Honors

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