NEWS | 16/11/2018He has plundered five goals in just three months, which represents a club record. He also has four goals to his name with the Spanish national team this term.
His striker-esque goalscoring instincts have seen him become LaLiga's top-scoring defender. This term, Ramos has upped his game even further and has assumed the team's penalty-taking duties, where he has become a real specialist.
Focus, a pause in his run-up and the ball's in the back of the net. This is the formula when Ramos steps up to take a penalty. We saw it against Atlético Madrid and Leganés. In the meetings with Girona, Valladolid and Celta he added in a touch of class by chipping the ball home in a panenka-style penalty. This technique has now become the Real Madrid captain's trademark.
On target for Spain too
Ramos has also managed to carry his prolific goalscoring form at club level on to the international scene, where he has found the net in each of his last four outings. The latest of his strikes came from the spot against Croatia and he has been on the mark 17 times for Spain.