There’s no debate over Sergio Ramos’ legendary status at Real Madrid. However, if he pens a new deal in the coming weeks and sees out the rest of his career in the Spanish capital then he could statistically become the club’s number one player every category except goals.
He’s closing in on a few important records, but his future is still undecided.
If he leaves now, this is what he’d miss out on.
Player with most appearances
Ramos will almost definitely break the record for most appearances for Los Blancos if he renews his deal.
At the moment, he’s fourth on the all-time appearance list with 668 games played.
Ahead of him are Raul (741), Iker Casillas (725) and Manolo Sanchis (710).
Ramos would likely need to play for another year and a half to hold the record.
The player with most seasons completed
The central defender is also closing in on the record for most seasons completed in a Real Madrid shirt. He currently sits on 16 completed campaigns and would need to remain at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu for two more to break the record of 18 held by Paco Gento and Miguel Angel.
Most decorated player in the club’s history
This record could be broken without signing a new contract, although he would need to win a Champions League and LaLiga Santander double, which seems unlikely at the moment.
Ramos and Marcelo both boast 22 titles at Real Madrid, just one behind Paco Gento.
He could also become the player with most Champions League medals. He currently has four, but is two behind Gento.
Most seasons completed as captain
The longest-sitting captain in Real Madrid history is honorary president Gento, who held the armband for nine seasons. Chendo has eight as captain while Felix Quesada and Raul both have seven.
Ramos has held the honour for six seasons and would need to renew until 2024 to break this record, which seems unlikely given his current relationship with the club over his contract talks.
Most minutes in LaLiga Santander
He’s currently the player with the fifth most minutes played in LaLiga Santander.
He has played 43,900 minutes and is just 99 minutes behind Raul.
The only players with more are Casillas (45,684), Francisco Buyo (48,717 and Andoni Zubizarreta (55,746). He would need to play at least two more full seasons to break Zubizarreta’s record.
Captain in the new Bernabeu
The new Bernabeu stadium will be the crowning jewel of Real Madrid and Ramos could have the honour of being the club’s first captain in their newly redeveloped stadium.
It can’t be forgotten that, if he leaves now, he won’t be able to say goodbye to the fans due to the pandemic and no one would dispute the fact that Ramos deserves a huge send-off at Real Madrid.