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Sergio Ramos Overtakes Iker Casillas as Most Capped Player in Spanish National Team History

Sergio Ramos will play his 167th match in Spanish colors after earning the start against the Faroe Islands

Spain v Sweden -EURO Qualifier Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

It’s a historic day for Spanish football and a legend of the game — Sergio Ramos today becomes the most capped player in the history of the Spanish National team. Former captain and Madrid legend, Iker Casillas held the mantle prior to Ramos overtaking him.

He earned his first cap with Spain at the age of 18. He has since gone on to become the fastest player to reach 100 caps and to win Spain’s only World Cup along with two consecutive European Championships. He was named as part of the World Cup Dream team in 2010 and the European Championships Team of the Tournament in 2012.

Sergio Ramos, despite being a defender, now has his eyes on climbing the all time goal scoring ranks for Spain. He currently sits joint tenth with Michel at 21 goals, but only needs 8 more to match Fernando Hierro in the fifth position.

What Sergio Ramos has completed in his career is simply remarkable. He is a legend of the game and has written his name in folklore time and time again, tonight’s accolade is another to add to his illustrious story.

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