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Sergio Ramos, 600 games for Real Madrid


NEWS | 13/02/2019

"I want to thank people for the affection and support they give me, which means that I wake up every day with the desire to continue representing this team as captain", declared the defender.
Many players come and go at Real Madrid but very few truly make history at the club. This is however, something that can be said about Sergio Ramos, who after playing against Ajax, and after 14 seasons as a madridista, has now played 600 games in white.

At the final whistle, he spoke to the media and was asked about this milestone, to which the captain replied: "I've got a lot of memories. It has involved massive sacrifices and constant effort over the course of many years. It's no mean feat to make 600 appearances for my club and let's hope that I'm able to enjoy many more. I want to thank everyone for the affection and support they give me, which means that I wake up every day with the desire to continue improving and representing this team as captain".

The game
"There was a cracking atmosphere. I want to congratulate their great fans and a team that plays such good football, with real character, despite them having so many youngsters. We knew that we'd be in for a tough game, we showed we're capable of digging in and it wasn't the best of performances from us. We had to stick together and remain united and make the most of the counter-attacks to break their line of pressure and we scored two goals, which is important in terms of the tie. Football isn't just about playing pretty stuff, it's about reading the game and Real Madrid did that very well tonight. We created space on the counter to break away at great pace and make the most of the pace we've got up top".

"I'm a big advocate of the VAR system and gradually it'll make football fairer. At times it has worked against us and tonight a goal was chalked off, which was important. That's what it's there for. I'm annoyed that I won't be able to play the return leg because of the booking I got at the end of the game. It's time to rest up and let's hope that we put in a disciplined performance to allow us to think about the next round".

Real Madrid - Atlético de Madrid
Sergio Ramos’ legendary time at the club started on the 8th September 2005 as he was officially presented as a Real Madrid player. Two days later he made his debut, against Celta Vigo at the Santiago Bernabéu, and soon his first goal came, in the Champions Leagueagainst Olympiacos. This was just the start of a career full of triumph.

Best moments
In the 93rd minute of the final in Lisbon he really turned the game on its head. Everything changed when Sergio Ramos fired in a header typical of his game. Having won la Décima he did not stop there, scoring a goal in the final in Milan, once again beating Atlético to lift his first Champions League title as captain.
His notoriety in finals continued as in the UEFA Super Cup 2016 he proved decisive yet again, scoring another header, this time against Sevilla. He sent the game into extra time before winning another trophy. The Club World Cup is the competition that saw him go full circle, scoring in the 2014 and 2018 finals against San Lorenzo and Al Ain.

All these crucial moments have ended with Real Madrid raising a new trophy. For Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos has a spectacular track record of 20 titles: 4 Champions Leagues, 4 Club World Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 4 LaLiga titles, 2 Copas del Rey and 3 Spanish Super Cups.

Real Madrid - Atlético de Madrid
Sergio Ramos is the seventh player to hit the 600 game mark for the best club in the world, following on from Raúl (741), Casillas (725), Sanchís (710), Santillana (645), Gento (600) and Hierro (601).

The man from Seville has also made a name for himself throughout his career for goal scoring, which is impressive for a defender. Ramos has become known for headers, and is always cool from the penalty spot. He recently reached the 100-goal mark as a player and for Real Madrid he has scored 84 goals. These figures not only show that he is a goal scoring defender like few others, he is also a legendary captain and an inimitable player.