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Ramos now leads Europe as player with most international caps

NEWS | 11/11/2020

The madridista captain makes his 177th appearance for Spain, breaking Buffon's international cap record.
Sergio Ramos played the full 90 minutes of Spain's clash with Switzerland to move on to 177 international caps. This makes him the European player with the most appearances ever for his national side, moving ahead of Buffon on 176. The highest number of international appearances around the world is held by Egyptian Ahmed Hassan, with 184 games. Ahmed Mubarak (179), Al Deayea and Al Mutawa (178) are the other footballers with more matches than Ramos, who occupies the fifth position level with Claudio Suárez.
 
Ramos made his international debut on 26 March, 2005, against China (3-0), the first of his 129 victories, another record held by the Real Madrid captain with the Spanish national side. Just like at Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos boasts impressive goalscoring exploits for the national team too, having struck 23 times. This puts him eighth place on the all-time top goalscorer list for Spain, while he also has a spectacular trophy haul to his name with one World Cup and two European Championship titles.
 
Competitions
This historic number of international caps has come spread across six official competitions: World Cup (17), Euros (15), Confederations Cup (8), Nations League (9), World Cup qualifiers (29) and Euro qualifiers (34). Aside from those, he has also played in 65 friendly fixtures.
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