Ramos tribute following his record number of Spain games

NEWS | 15/11/2019 | Rodrigo Salamanca

The fans at the Ramón de Carranza unveiled a banner honouring the captain, who will be playing with a commemorative armband against Malta.
Sergio Ramos was praised prior to the Spain-Malta game as the 12th October saw him make history as the most capped Spain player ever. The captain, who was also handed a golden armband by Spain's governing body for football, the Real Federación Española de Fútbol, will wear an armband that includes the number 168, which is the number of games that saw him break the record.

Before the game, the estadio Ramón de Carranza (Cádiz) gave Ramos a standing ovation and chanted his name. A banner was also unveiled a banner with a giant image of the captain posing with the World cup and two European Championships he won.
Ramos, who will play game number 169 for Spain against Malta, overtook Casillas in the game against Norway last month. His debut for Spain was on the 26th March 2005 against China (3-0) and was the first of his 125 wins, another record he set for  Spain. In over 14 years he has scored 21 goals, something which puts him in the all-time top ten scorers for his country. He also has a spectacular trophy haul of one World Cup and two European Championships.

Ramos: “I am so proud and happy to wear this jersey”
“After all these years with my national team, I am still so proud and happy to wear this jersey. I am very fortunate to captain this team. Back in the day we won everything, and I hope more success awaits this splendid and unique group. Now we must focus on the Euros and we hope we can win it. Thank you for all the support and thanks to all of my teammates throughout my career with the national team”.