Ramos receives tribute after claiming Spain wins record

NEWS | 10/06/2019

The club captain received a plaque from the Spanish Football Federation prior to kick-off of the clash against Sweden at the Bernabéu.

Ahead of the kick-off of the meeting between Spain and Sweden at the Santiago Bernabéu, Sergio Ramos received a tribute for topping the all-time wins chart with the Spanish national team. The Real Madrid skipper was presented with a plaque by the Spanish Football Federation to commemorate the victories he's been involved in with La Roja after he clinched the record in the team's previous outing, against the Faroe Islands (122 wins). Lying behind the centre-back (123 wins after the match against Sweeden) in these rankings are Iker Casillas (121), Xavi (100) and Andrés Iniesta (96).

The skipper recorded his maiden win in his debut appearance some 14 years ago, on 26 March 2005, in a 3-0 triumph over China. The victories that he's featured in have seen Ramos enjoy extraordinary trophy success with Spain, with his haul featuring a World Cup and two European Championships. The madridista defender's goalscoring exploits in a Spain shirt are also worthy of note, with the captain having notched 20 times for his country. Last term, he scored seven times for Spain and netted 11 goals for Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, in terms of the all-time appearance standings, Ramos is Spain's second-most capped player with 165 caps to his name, with Casilla the only player currently lying above him (167).