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Ramos up to third in all-time international cap standings

NEWS | 17/11/2020

The captain, who has featured 178 times for Spain and holds the European record, now has just Ahmed Mubarak (179) and Ahmed Hassan (184) ahead of him.
Sergio Ramos continues his climb up the rankings in the world game. The Real Madrid and Spain skipper is now up into third position in the all-time international cap standings. His start in the game between Spain and Germany brought his tally to 178  and saw him draw level with Al Deayea (Arabia Saudia) and Al Mutawa (Kuwait). The only players that now lie ahead of him are 
Ahmed Mubarak (Oman), who earned a cap more, and Ahmed Hassan (Egypt), who holds the record after making 184 appearances.

Ramos, who last Saturday claimed Buffon's record as the European player with the most international caps, made his debut for Spain on 26 March 2005 against China (3-0). This was the first of his 129 wins for the Spanish national team, with whom he has lifted a World Cup and two European Championships. Just as he does with Real MadridRamos also excels in the goalscoring stakes with La Roja and has netted 23 times for his country. This return places him in eighth spot in Spain's all-time goalscoring charts.
This historic number of caps have come across the following six competitive competitions: the World Cup (17), the European Championship (15), the Confederations Cup (eight), the Nations League (10), World Cup qualifiers (29) and European Championship qualifiers (34). In addition, he has also featured in 65 friendly matches.