Sergio Ramos is a Spanish footballer known for being a long-standing crucial part of Real Madrid's squad. At 34 years, he captains both his club – Real as well as the Spanish National Team. Playing as a center-back, Ramos has become one of La Liga's top scorers playing in a defensive position. He has an extensive list of honours, including becoming Spanish Champion five times and winning the Champions League four times. With Spain, he has also triumphed in the FIFA World cup in 2010. The defender often gets involved in controversial moments on the pitch and is frequently sent off with red cards.
Sergio Ramos’ Transfer History
- 2015: Sevilla to Real Madrid – £24 Million
Born in Camas – a small Spanish city located in the province of Seville, Andalusia, Ramos' first touch of the ball was in Camas C.F.'s youth academy at the age of 6. This is where he spent four years before being spotted by a scout from the local Andalusian grand – Sevilla. Ramos quickly became a transfer target for Los Palanganas, and they attracted him at the age of 10. He started progressing through the youth system's ranks, and seven years later, in February 2004, he was awarded his professional debut coming on as a substitute against Deportivo de La Coruña. For the remaining part of that season, Ramos managed six more appearances but nothing too spectacular.
Only a single full season with Sevilla was enough to persuade Real Madrid that they've got a star-in-the-making. In 2004/2005, the defender played in 42 matches finding the net three times – enough to make this his last season with the Andalusian side. The football whispers suggested a move to Madrid, and it soon followed with a record braking £24 Million fee – he became the most expensive Spanish defender at the time, and this was also Florentino Perez's only Spanish signing during his first stint as president. Ramos was given the number 4 shirt, which is still reserved by him. This has to be Madrid's greatest signing as 15 years later, the defender is still going strong, but not only that – he is an integral part of Los Blancos' squad even at the dire times that they currently find themselves in.
The rest is history as Sergio has went on to feature in 660 matches now and recently hit the 100 goals mark. Throughout all of the years, he has been loyal to Real Madrid, but at times his relationship with the club has fallen off. For example, 2015 transfer rumours claimed that he wants out of Bernabeu and is ready to sign with Manchester United. Of course, this would've been tremendous transfer news, but the move never saw the light. In the Madrid squad's recent fall-off, gossip was quick to surface and claim that Ramos is leaving. Now the rumours of the possible destinations include mainly PSG, but also Liverpool, Arsenal, and Man. United again. This is one of the hardest moves to call happening, but after 15 years we do believe that the transfer odds will be in favor of Ramos’ departure.