- On this day in 2005 Real Madrid signed Sergio Ramos
- The legendary defender’s career still continues strong 15 years later
Possibly one of the best signings Real Madrid has ever made happened on this day, 15 years ago. Real Madrid led by president Florentino Perez and Sporting Director Arigo Sacchi decided to pay the 40 million buyout clause of an 18 year old defender from Sevilla. That player was none other than now legendary captain of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos.
Initially Sergio Ramos played as a right fullback, but due to his physique it was obvious that sooner or later he will switch to a central defender.
Ramos has played 650 games for the club — the fourth most behind Raul Gonzalez, Iker Casillas, and Manuel Sanchis. He has also scored a remarkable 97 goals, and is just under 100 games shy of catching Raul’s appearance record. He has won 22 trophies with the team, most notable are the 4 Champions League titles, especially La Decima where he scored the equalizer at the last minute of the match against Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos will have to enter contract extension talks soon. Both parties have stated that they are calm about it and they are certain that an agreement will be reached. It’s rumored that Sergio Ramos might be one of the few players who will be “allowed” to retire while playing for Real Madrid.