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Things Ramos will lose if he departs from Madrid

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.



France football believes Ramos can become the best ever football ‘CENTRE-BACK’


France Football are trying to put together their best-ever XI of the world’s greatest players, and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos finds himself in the mix as one of the best centre-backs of all time.

The Spaniard, who is the only active player in the list of centre-backs, is competing with Franco Baresi, Franz Beckenbauer, Fabio Cannavaro, Marcel Desailly, Ronald Koeman, Bobby Moore, Daniel Passarella, Matthias Sammer and Gaetano Scirea.

The winner will be decided through a vote on France Football’s website, as they look to finalise their Ballon d’Or Dream Team. The truth is that Ramos starts as the favourite in the centre-back position.


France Football, following Ramos’ excellent display in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Clasico win at the Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon, have directly asked if the 34-year-old does not deserve this award.

In fact, they have put out a survey asking whether “Ramos should already be considered the best centre-back of all time”. At the moment, he is in the lead with 60 percent of the votes.

When discussing Ramos, France Football point to not just his qualities but also the way in which he impacts his teams (i.e. Real Madrid and Spain).

“The impression that comes to the fore is that a defender has never had a similar impact on the teams he plays for,” they wrote.

“And this is true in both areas, which perhaps makes him unique compared to his predecessors. The teams have two very different faces: one winning and competing when he is there, and the other less composed and ambitious when he is not.”

France Football have decided not to award this year’s Ballon d’Or as a result of the impact the coronavirus impact had on the 2019/20 campaign, but instead they will release an all-time best XI from the list of players that have already been put online.

The XI will be in a 3-4-3 formation and the winners will be chosen by 170 representatives in December, thus forming the best line-up in history.


Real Madrid’s captain Sergio Ramos might Miss El Clasico


Real Madrid are anxiously sweating on the fitness of captain and talisman Sergio Ramos, ahead of a crunch Clasico showdown with bitter rivals Barcelona this weekend.

Ramos has spent time on the sidelines and trained alone ever since picking up a knock during a recent LaLiga clash with Cadiz.

The 36-year-old hobbled off following the half-time interval in a match which Madrid were dealt a shock 1-0 defeat, placing even more emphasis upon the upcoming meeting with Barca.

Madrid have taken just 10 points from five games after starting the season at a slow pace, and will learn at the last minute whether Ramos will be back in time for Saturday’s showdown at the Nou Camp.


Ramos did not feature midweek as Madrid were again defeated, this time by Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

The Madrid captain watched from the stands as his side lost their opening group game 3-2 at home, despite scoring two second half goals and looking on course to stage a comeback.

Dani Carvajal, Eden Hazard and Martin Odegaard already ruled out of the Barca fixture, while Mariano Diaz and Alvaro Odriozola are also unavailable for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

Eder Militao partnered Raphael Varane in the heart of Madrid’s defence against Shakhtar, and could be set to do the same should Ramos not return in time.

In contrast Barca triumphed spectacularly during the midweek Champions League action, hammering Ferencvaros 5-1, despite seeing Gerard Pique sent off.

Ronald Koeman’s team enter the Clasico sitting in 9th place, having played one game fewer than Madrid and taking seven points from four matches.


‘Spain’s coach have a difficult Job’ – Sergio Ramos


Sergio Ramos ended Spain’s win over Ukraine even more impressed with the young talent at Luis Enrique’s disposal.

The Real Madrid captain broke Daniel Passarella’s record as international record’s highest scoring defender on the night, but his attention was taken by the debutants.

“The coach has a difficult job,” Ramos said after the game.


“He has very young but experienced kids.

“Anybody can play and that’s an important thing.”

Pushed to talk about his new record, the defender did acknowledge his delight to have overtaken the former Argentina international.

“It’s a record I had in mind,” Ramos said. “I’m very happy.”

Ansu Fati stole most of the attention on the night as he became Spain’s youngest ever goalscorer with their third goal on the night.

“We have to congratulate Ansu,” Ramos added.

“The youngsters have come here with a lot of desire, they bring freshness and youth and it’s a joy to have that profile of player.

“What’s expected of them isn’t easy for a kid, but they’ve shown themselves [to be good].”

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Ramos will stay at Madrid till old age – Perez


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has reassured fans over the protracted contract negotiations with captain Sergio Ramos.

The defender’s current deal expires in the summer of 2021 and he hopes to sign for two more years after that, but the club have only offered one so far.

Asked about the situation following Real Madrid’s LaLiga win on Thursday night, Perez said: “Ramos is going to be here his whole life, so the fans can be calm.

“He has been impressive as a leader, the team are a close group and much of the reason for that lies with him.”

“Someone passed me a tweet which says he has won a trophy every 19 games,” he said.

“ZIdane is a blessing from heaven and people can criticise him if they want, but we will continue winning trophies.”

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Ramos still ‘No contract extension’ he could leave any moment


Real Madrid have not opened talks with club captain Sergio Ramos over a new deal yet, despite his current contract expiring in just over a year.


Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid are yet to discuss a new contract for Los Blancos’ captain, but his agent insists there is no reason for anyone to panic. Ramos joined Madrid in 2005 from Sevilla and has gone on to become a club icon, amassing almost 650 appearances and winning a host of titles.

Now 34, the Spain international is approaching the twilight of his career, but having played 25 of Madrid’s 27 LaLiga games prior to the coronavirus hiatus, he is still seen as a key player for Zinedine Zidane.

Ramos’ deal expires in just over a year, suggesting his long-term future could potentially lie elsewhere if Madrid opt not to extend their association.

But Ramos’ agent – his brother Rene – is convinced both parties want the centre-back to retire at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Football goes around a lot but there are very good intentions on both sides,” Ramos said.


“Hopefully he will retire at Real Madrid, it is his ream and I understand that it will be the desire of the club too.

“As of today, we have not spoken about anything but there is no need to be alarmed. The moment the club considers it, we will begin to speak.”

Rene was recently quoted as saying his brother would stretch out his career as long as he could in order to play in Madrid’s redeveloped Santiago Bernabéu.


But he feels some did not grasp the meaning of his comments.

“My words were misinterpreted,” he added. “What I wanted to say is that he will play until he and the club consider that he is fit to play for Real Madrid.”

Ramos and Madrid will resume their 2019-20 LaLiga season on Sunday away to Eibar.

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Ramos’ contract renewal ‘still no progress’ and he can choose a team in 9 months

Ramos & Real Madrid’s talk about his contract renewal is still pending and the captain can choose a team in nine months, according to today’s AS cover.

It is reported that Real Madrid has not yet contacted their captain and his agents René (Ramos’ brother). The Spanish defender’s contract with Los Blancos will end in June 2021, when he will be over 35 years old.

AS said Madrid’s board members believe that Ramos’ contract extension will not be considered until next season.

According to the report, Madrid would offer a one-year contract (until 2022) but the centre-back would like two. Although Ramos said in February that he understood the club’s policy: “I understand that at a certain age, they do it year by year.”

The economic crisis caused by the coronavirus may be detrimental to Ramos, who is the 2nd highest-paid player after Bale at Madrid. The club’s offer to renew the contract, if they are willing to give, may reduce his salary.

On the other hand, the postponement of the Euro 2020 may be a favourable factor. If Ramos has not yet renewed his contract with Madrid, he will become a free agent. If the Spanish captain is signed by other teams for free, it is difficult for Blancos to accept.


Topless Sergio Ramos Raises the Bar With New Social Media Challenge

Between toilet roll keepie-uppies, football pictures without context, and the absolute avalanche of tedious ‘copy and paste’ posts your aunt found on Facebook, the coronavirus isolation period has seen social media flooded with ‘challenges.’

Whether you take part in every single one you see, or scoff at the prospect of naming an entire matchday squad of players who mean a lot to you (but only one per nationality, obviously), it can be a fun way to keep the boredom at bay for a few minutes.

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Zinedine Zidane Lifts Lid on Sergio Ramos Contract Talks Amid Renewal Doubts

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said talks over Sergio Ramos’ contract ‘should be resolved quickly’, indicating he is very keen for his captain to put pen to paper despite some reported doubts over the club’s willingness to offer up an expensive extension.

The centre-back is one of the most decorated players in recent history having lifted four La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues among a list of honours as long as your arm.

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Sergio Ramos Surpasses Real Madrid Legend Fernando Hierro in Landmark La Liga Appearance

Sergio Ramos Surpasses Legendary Fernando Hierro in Landmark Real Madrid Appearance

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos made his 440th La Liga appearance for Real Madrid against Osasuna, marking the occasion with a goal, a win and a yellow card, surpassing the tally set by club legend Fernando Hierro.

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How Lenglet defend varane’s challenge during El Clásico clash.

…penalty might have changed that

Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet has defended himself following his challenge on Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane during Wednesday’s Clásico at Camp Nou.

Though it was a high challenge inside his own penalty area, it didn’t result in a penalty being given even after a VAR check, and Lenglet insists the decision must be respected.

The game ultimately finished 0-0 in what was an incredibly dull contest between two of the most famous clubs in world football. A penalty might have changed that, but Lenglet wasn’t penalised after his studs made contact with Varane’s thigh in an effort to win a header.

Both Real coach Zinedine Zidane and captain Sergio Ramos were unhappy, with the latter in particular describing that and a separate shirt pull on Varane as ‘pretty clear’ penalties, but Lenglet stood his ground when quizzed after the game.

“For me, it’s not a penalty,” he is quoted as saying by AS when asked about his challenge.

Lenglet insists he was simply trying to win the ball with his head and any contact with Varane was for leverage in that aerial contest.

“I wanted to get the ball out with my head and give strength to my movement. I used my body and legs for that and, unfortunately, I touched Raphael’s leg,” he explained.

“I’m the protagonist and I know I’m going to clear the ball. I’m not a player who likes to kick people. But if some believe it’s a penalty, it’s up to the VAR. The VAR made a decision and must be respected.”

The result did nothing to the top of La Liga, with Barça and Real level on points – the Catalans are ahead by virtue of a marginally superior goal difference. Sevilla are five points back in third place, with none of the top three winning either of the last two league fixtures.


9 people arrested after El clasico clash turns war.

About nine people have been arrested by police and 46 injured as Catalonia independence protesters threw rocks at police on the night of ‘El Clasico’ the much rivaled match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, which had previously been postponed due to security fears.

9 arrested after El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid turned violent  (photos)

As Barcelona played Real Madrid on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou stadium, masked protesters carrying Catalan seperatist flags in support of Catalonia independence from Spain, set bins on fire and threw glass bottles and rocks at police, who responded with foam bullets in a street outside the stadium.

The protesters, set up barricades in the middle of the street, which they then set on fire after police arrived in dozens of vans.

9 arrested after El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid turned violent  (photos)

This is the first violent protest in Catalonia region since October when Spain’s top court jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders over their role in a failed 2017 bid for independence.

9 arrested after El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid turned violent  (photos)

It should be noted that this classico match which ended 0-0 was supposed to be played in December but was postponed due to serious security concerns and on Wednesday night thousands of Catalonia protesters could be seen chanting “Independence” and “Free political prisoners”

The main goal of the protests is to get pain’s government to negotiate on Catalonia’s right to self-determination and independence from Spain and to achieve freedom for the separatists who were jailed.