Sergio Ramos

Ramos wearing the jersey of the Spanish national team ( 2012)

Sergio Ramos García ( born March 30, 1986 in Camas, Seville ) is a Spanish football player. It can be used as a center-back and right-back.



Sergio Ramos played by youth at FC Sevilla and was eventually taken in January 2004 in the first team. There, he fought his way very soon a regular place at right-back.

Since the season 2005/ 06 he plays for Real Madrid. His transfer fee was 27 million euros. This was the sixth most expensive transfer of the club's history. At Real he put an instant success and has since graduated in any season fewer than 32 league games. 2007, 2008 and 2012, he won the Spanish capital club championship, 2008, the Supercopa de España. In addition, he was selected this year by the European Sports Media, a consortium of European sports newspapers, in the " Team of the Year" alongside players such as Franck Ribery, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The same honor was bestowed to him by the FIFPro and UEFA. With Real, he won 20 April 2011 in the final against FC Barcelona in the Copa del Rey. In the celebrations after the victory he dropped on the road the cup of a double-decker bus, after which the trophy was captured from a moving bus.

In El Clásico on 29 November 2010 Ramos received his tenth place reference in a total of 175 games for Real Madrid. So he set the previous club record of Fernando Hierro, who needed for this 439 encounters. This record rose to November 2013 to 17 dismissals, corresponding to a red card per 20 games. End of March 2014 recorded a total of 19 Sergio Ramos red cards in his career statistics.


Sergio Ramos was as a teenager a fixture in Spain's youth teams. His biggest success was the tournament victory at the U-19 Football Championship in 2004.

In the national team he debuted on 26 March 2005 against China. He was the first 18 -year-old debutant goalkeeper Juan Acuña since 1941. With Spain, he participated in the 2006 World Cup, Euro 2008, the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup 2010 World Cup and the European Championships in 2012 in part. While Spain failed in the 2006 World Cup after a very good first round in the second round at eventual runners- up France, began in 2008 a unique series of wins: Spain won the European Championship and World Cup series and defended the European title 2012 Only in 2009 it was the so-called Confed. become Cup third parties. Three exceptions, he played in all tournaments in the starting XI with. While he initially acted as a right-back, he was employed at the European Championships 2012 in central defense. Sergio Ramos was elected after the eleven-member all-star team 2010 World Cup. During the Euro 2012, it came in the semi-final against Portugal on penalties. Sergio Ramos converted his penalty in the style of Antonin Panenka. On March 22, 2013 Ramos played in the World Cup qualifier against Finland his 100th game, this led the Spanish team as captain on the field, scored the 1-0 and sparked Lukas Podolski as recent European " hundreds" from.

Playing style and skills

Both Real Madrid and in the national team Ramos interpreted the position of right-back very offensive, but can also be used in central defense. It is estimated in the defense due to his strength in the tackle and his position game. This is mainly due to its timing. Due to its size and aerial ability, he is in default situations always at the forefront. He also has good ball handling and is always involved in the build-up play.

Achievements / Title

  • As a national player: U-19 European Championship: 2004
  • European Champions: 2008, 2012
  • World Champion: 2010
  • Confederations Cup: Finalist 2013
  • With the club: Spanish Cup: 2006/ 07, 2007/ 08, 2011/12
  • Spanish Supercup: 2008, 2012
  • Copa del Rey: 2011
  • Individual achievements: La - League Newcomer of the Year: 2005
  • UEFA Newcomer of the Year: 2005
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2008
  • FIFA / FIFPro Team of the Year: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Team of the Year: 2008
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2008, 2012, 2013
  • All- Star Team of the World Cup: 2010
  • All- star team of Euro 2012
  • Best defender of the Liga BBVA: 2012


Outside the football field Ramos is an avid flamenco and Stierkampffan. After the final victories at the 2008 European Championships, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 Sergio Ramos wore at the awards ceremony the flag of the Spanish region of Andalusia to the hips and a T- shirt with the inscription " Siempre con nosotros " ( = "Always with us " ), with which he recalls his deceased teammate Antonio Puerta.

Since the end of 2012, he is in a relationship with the Spanish presenter Pilar Rubio. On November 12, 2013 announced the couple that it expects the first common child.