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Sergio Ramos Biography:

 Sergio Ramos Biography
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Ramos started his career as a right back and later developed himself as the perfect centre back. He is presently the captain for the Spanish Giants Real Madrid and the Spanish National team.

His is the only captain in the history to win three consecutive UEFA Champions League title. He holds the record for most goals scored by a defender in La Liga and also for the Spanish team.

Sergio Ramos biography is all about his family, career, and his success story.



Sergio Ramos was born on 30th March 1986 at Casmas in Spain. His father was Jose Maria Ramos and his mother was Paqui Ramos. He grew up watching bullfighting and is still a big fan of bullfighting. Ramos initially wanted to take up bullfighting as a career but his mother dissuaded him saying it was dangerous. Later his elder brother persuaded him for playing football and he agreed.

Ramos was in a relationship with journalist Pilar Rubio since September 2012. Initially, the relationship was hidden from the media but was officially announced during the FIFA Ballon D’or ceremony.

Sergio Ramos kids are- Sergio Jr born 6 May 2014, Marco born 27 November 2015, and Alejandro born 25 March 2018.     

Ramos finally proposed Pilar on 16 July 2018 and the copule finally married on 15th June 2019. Pilar describes Ramos as a perfect family man close to his parents, siblings and kids.

Club Career:


Cadena Ser

Sergio Ramos Sevilla journey started in 1996,He made his senior team debut in Laliga on 1st February 2004 coming on as a 64th-minute substitute in a 1-0 defeat against Deportivo. He scored his first goal for the club from a header in a 2–0 win over CD Nacional. In the 2004-2005 season, in a press conference, Ramos said, “ It is my dream to become the captain of Sevilla one day.” On which Sevilla president laughed and asked Ramos to leave.

Real Madrid:

Play is the way

In the summer transfer window of 2005, Ramos was purchased by Real Madrid for €27 million, a record for a Spanish defender. He was one of the best signing made by President Florentino Perez, Joining Real Madrid was one of the life-changing moment in Sergio Ramos Biography.

Ramos Real Madrid in his first season, he was mainly used as a center-back but also used as a defensive midfielder when required. He scored his first goal of the club on 5th December 2005 in a 2-1 loss against Olympiacos in the Champions League.

He went on scoring overall 20 goals in his first season with the club and received 9 red cards. In 2007, after the arrival of centre backs Pepe and Christoph Metzelder, Ramos was used as a right back.

On 4 May 2008, he assisted Gonzalo Higuaín in the 89th minute against CA Osasuna in an eventual 2–1 away win, the match that sealed the club’s 31st league championship and on the final day of the season scored twice against Levante to seal a 5-2 victory.

2009 – 2015:

During the start of the 2009 – 2010 season, Ramos was appointed as one of the four captains of the club. Pepe suffered a serious knee injury which meant Ramos playing as a center back. On 21st February 2010, Ramos made his 200th appearance for Real Madrid and captained the team against Villareal. On 20 April 2011, Ramos played in the season’s Copa del Rey final, which ended in a 1–0 win against Barcelona.

In the subsequent victory procession, while celebrating on the top of the club’s bus, he accidentally lost hold of the cup, which fell under the wheels of the vehicle, and the trophy was dented as a result. On 12 July 2011, Ramos extended his contract with Real Madrid until 2017.

In February 2013, in a match against Rayo Vallecano, in less than 20 minutes he scored a goal and received two yellow cards within a minute. The match ended in a 2-0 win for Real Madrid and Ramos received his 16th Red Card.

In late February 2013, after Casillas being injured, Ramos captained Real Madrid to back-to-back wins over Barcelona in just four days where he netted the 2–1 winner in the second game, heading home after a corner kick.

On 14 December 2013, Ramos received a record 18th red card for Real Madrid in a 2–2 draw at Osasuna, but the suspension was later lifted and he soon received his 19th in a 3–4 defeat to Barcelona, on 23 March 2014.

On 29th April  2014, Ramos scored two headers in four minutes to seal a 4-0 victory against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals. This was the fastest brace ever in the Champions League semi-final history.

On 7th May, Ramos scored his first free-kick for a 1–1 draw away to Valladolid, scoring four consecutive matches for Real Madrid for the first time. On 24th May 2014 in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, Atletico Madrid took an early lead of 1-0, Sergio Ramos Champions League quest ended with the win again their city rival in the final.

When everyone had lost hope of Real Madrid winning, Ramos scored the equalizer heading it from a corner kick by Luka Modric in the stoppage time. Real Madrid won the finals on penalty 4-1 and the time “92:48” became history when Ramos scored the equalizer.

Ramos started the 2014 – 2015 season with winning the UEFA Super Cup against his former club Sevilla winning the trophy by defeating Sevilla 2-0. On 8th November 2014, Ramos scored his 50th Real Madrid goal in a 5-1 win against Athletic Bilbao.

He scored in both the semi-final and the final of the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup and was voted as the best player of the tournament which earned him the Golden Ball, Sergio Ramos goals were crucial in that moment.

Later Days:

In August 2015, Ramos signed another five-year contract keeping him in the club till 2020. After the transfer of Casillas to FC Porto, Ramos was given the captaincy of the team. On 8 November, Ramos scored his first goal of the season away to Sevilla, it was an overhead kick which forced him to get substituted due to landing on his injured left shoulder.

On 20 December 2015, Ramos captained Madrid to a 10–2 victory over Rayo Vallecano, the club’s highest-scoring La Liga victory in 55 years.

On 13th March 2016, Ramos received his 20th Red Card in a 2-1 victory against Las Palmas having scored in the game earlier. On his return on 2nd April in the El Classico against Barcelona, he received his 21st red card but Real Madrid managed to win the game 2-1. Real Madrid reached the Champions League final that season where they were set to meet Atletico Madrid again.

Ramos earned an early lead for Real Madrid but later an equalizer was scored by Atletico. In the dying minutes of the game, Ramos stopped a three on one counter-attack while the score was 1-1 draw. Real Madrid won the match on penalties and Ramos lifted the trophy as a captain.

On 3 December 2016, he scored his fourth Clásico goal, an equalizer against Barcelona in a 1–1 draw in the 90th minute, extending Madrid’s unbeaten run to 33 games. On 11 February, in a 3–1 victory against Osasuna, Ramos’s marked his 500th match with the club.

In the 2016-2017 season, Real Madrid won their 33rd La Liga title with Ramos scoring career-high 10 goals in the league. Real Madrid went to the Champions League final and defeated the Italian side Juventus by 4-1 and made Real Madrid claim their first double since the 1957 – 1958 season.

This also made Ramos the first captain to win back to back Champions League titles. On 20 August 2017, in Real Madrid’s first game of the 2017–18 La Liga, he received his 23rd career red card.

Ramos scored four goals against Leganes and Sevilla. Real Madrid went on to their third Champions League final against Liverpool. Ramos was a subject of criticism in the finals after a challenge on Mohamed Salah resulted in the Egyptian dislocating his shoulder and missing the rest of the game, and he hit Liverpool keeper Loris Karius in the head with his elbow, the goalkeeper later being diagnosed with a concussion.

Ramos later denied that he intentionally hit Karius, saying that Virgil van Dijk pushed him into Karius. Ramos became the first captain ever to lift three consecutive Champions League titles.

In the 2018 – 2019 season, after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ramos became the regular penalty taker of the team. On 26 August 2018, Ramos scored a penalty in Real Madrid’s 1–4 win against Girona FC, making him the only player along with Lionel Messi to score in each of the last 15 La Liga seasons.

On 20 October 2018, Ramos played his 400th La Liga match for Real Madrid in a 1–2 loss at home to Levante, becoming only the tenth Real Madrid player to reach this milestone. Real Madrid had to suffer through a run of poor results after the team not being able to find a regular goal scorer after the departure of Ronaldo.

In the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup, Ramos scored a header in the finals against AL Ain to claim their third consecutive FIFA Club World Cup title. On 9th January 2019, Ramos scored his 100th goal by a penalty against Leganes in the Copa Del Rey.

On 6th February he, and his 40th Classico appearance which ended in a 5-0 loss for Real Madrid, in that match the world witnessed Messi and Ramos fight over the ball, and though he did but his team failed. On 13th February, Ramos made his 600th Appearance for Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 against Ajax.

Ramos was booked in the game and later in a press conference, he said that the yellow card was a deliberate one that violated UEFA Rules. Ramos was given a two-match ban.

Real Madrid was knocked out in the second leg by Ajax and the suspension continues in the next season in the first match against Paris Saint-German. Ramos picked up a calf injury at the start of April which forced him to miss the rest of the season.

In the 2019 – 2020 season, he scored his first goal in the Champions League against Club Brudge where Real Madrid was initially 2-0 down but goals from Ramos and Caseimero helped Madrid draw the game.

On 30th October 2019, Ramos scored in a 5-0 win against Leganes which made him scoring for 16 consecutive La Liga seasons.

On 18 December, Ramos played in his 43rd El Clasico, claiming the all-time appearance record for this historic fixture. On 12 January 2020, Ramos scored the winning penalty in a shoot-out against Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa de España Final as Real Madrid won 4–1 on penalties after a 0–0 draw after extra time.

This was the first time in Ramos’ career that he scored a winning penalty in a shoot-out. This was Ramos’s 21st trophy with Real Madrid. On 26th February 2020, in the Champions League round of 16, Ramos received his fourth Champions League red card against Manchester City which ended in a 2-1 defeat for Real Madrid.

International Career:


On 26th March 2006, Sergio Ramos Spain debut and holds the record of the second-youngest player behind Cesc Fabregas. He made his debut in a 3-0 win against China. On 12 October 2005, Ramos scored his first two international goals in a 6–0 win against San Marino for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Ramos was immediately included in the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad after the retirement of Míchel Salgado and became the first choice right back. He wore the jersey number 4 for Real Madrid but chose to wear 15 for Spain as a memory of his close friend and former Sevilla teammate Puerta, who died in August 2007 and made his Spain debut wearing No. 15.

Spain qualified as the group champions but was defeated in the round of 16 by the eventual runners up France. Spain received the fair play award by FIFA.

Ramos was undoubtedly selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was the first choice right back. Spain had one of the best defense in the tournament with Iker Casillas in the goal, Pique and Puyol as center backs and Joan Capdevila as left-back. Spain lost the first match of the group stage. Later they started boosting them.

In the knock out round, no team could score even a single goal against Spain. Spain headed to the finals and were favorites to win against the Netherlands. The game headed to extra time after a goalless draw in the 90 minutes.

Casillas made an extraordinary save in the extra time against Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie. Andres Iniesta scored the winner to make Spain the World Cup champions.

Spain entered the 2014 World Cup as one of the favourite to win. This time Ramos was the first choice right back. Spain was unexpectedly eliminated in the group stages. Ramos had a different center back partner in every match.

Ramos entered the 2018 FIFA World Cup as the Captain of Spain with one of the best teams. Spain topped the group of death with Portugal as runners up. In the round of 16 against Russia, Ramos scored the opening goal for Spain but it was later awarded as an own goal by Sergei Ignashevich. The game ended in a 1-1 draw and Spain lost 4-2 on penalties. Ramos scored the 4th Penalty but it was not enough.

Euro Cup:

Number 1 sport

In the Euro 2008, Ramos scored twice in 11 appearances. He played in all the matches except for a 3-1 win against Greece in the group stages. Spain headed to the finals where a pass by Sergio Ramos had nearly set up Marcos Senna’s first international goal, but Senna missed his opportunity by inches but Spain managed to seal a 1-0 victory.

During the celebrations, Ramos wore a t-shirt with a picture of his late friend Puerta, Sergio Ramos 2008 Euro Cup victory was his first international trophy for his country and for his as well.

In the Euro 2012, the role of Ramos was changed from right back to center back with partner Gerard Pique. In the semi-finals against Portugal, the game ended in a goalless draw, and during the penalties, Ramos panaeka style penalty took take Spain to the finals. In the finals, Spain defeated Italy by a 4-0 win and Ramos claimed his third international trophy.

Ramos was selected to represent Spain in Euro 2016 as the captain of the team. In the group stages Spain finished as the group runners up after Ramos’s penalty was saved by Croatia keeper Subasic which ended in a 2-1 win for Croatia. In the round of 16, Spain had to face Italy who this time managed to defeat Spain.

Achivements and Records:


The toughest player I have ever faced is Sergio Ramos. He can score many goals which most defenders can not. He tackles like its his last tackle” was said by Neymar Jr when asked about the toughest players he has faced.

The achievements and records established by Sergio Ramos are :-

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2008, 2012, 2017, 2019–20
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Spain U19

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2004


  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Runner-up 2013; Third place 2009


  • La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2005
  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2010
  • La Liga Best Defender: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17
  • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2012
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Dream Team: 2013
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
  • FIFA Club World Cup top scorer: 2014
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year: 2015
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2015–16
  • UEFA La Liga Team of the Season: 2016–17
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2007–08, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2016–17
  • UEFA Defender of the Season: 2017, 2018
  • IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Castrol Performance Index: 2010 FIFA World Cup Castrol Index Winner
  • Castrol Performance Index: UEFA Euro 2012 Castrol EDGE Index Winner
  • EA Sports FIFA Team of the Year: 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Luis Aragones Award: 2016