Sergio Ramos secured his legacy in Spanish football this weekend, as he broke an all-time record for his country.
Sergio Ramos is now Spain’s all-time most capped male player. The Real Madrid captain has represented his country 168 times, more than anyone else. He edged ahead of Iker Casillas’ record in Spain’s 1-1 draw with Norway.
Ramos made his Spain debut in 2005 and went on to be a part of the golden generation that won 2 European Championships either side of a World Cup win in 2010. The last members of that squad still regularly involved with the international side today, Sergio Ramos has cemented himself as a legend of the sport.
“I would have happily traded this 168th cap for a victory,” said Ramos after the draw with Norway.
“It was not the case. But this record is a great reward after so many years and it’s a great source of huge pride. I am emotional every time I put on this shirt. That will not change and I hope to continue doing so for many years.”
While his side may not have got the result they wanted, Sergio Ramos is our Player of the Weekend for marking it with this impressive record. 168 not out.