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Sergio Ramos, Zinedine Zidane, and Fede Valverde Hit Milestones in Madrid Derby

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Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Lots to cheer about in the Real Madrid dressing room after the 1 - 0 Derby win over Atletico on Saturday afternoon. Along with the victory, two of Real Madrid’s key players, Sergio Ramos and Fede Valverde, hit personal milestones in the match (one of which, admittedly, is slightly more impressive than the other).

Sergio Ramos marked his 42nd Derby appearance today, which puts him on par with Manolo Sanchis and Gento for the most Derby appearances ever. An incredible run and a testament to his durability.

The breakdown of his Derby appearances are as follows:

  • LaLiga (25)
  • Copa del Rey (7)
  • Champions League (6)
  • Spanish Super Cup (3)
  • European Super Cup (1)

Ramos has scored five goals in this matchup.

Another feat: With today’s appearance, Ramos equalled Fernando Hierro’s all-time La Liga appearances (439), moving him just behind Santilla, Casillas, Sanchis, and Raul. Raul’s record is at 550 La Liga appearances.

With today’s win, head coach Zinedine Zidane overtook Jose Mourinho’s record of matches won. Zidane has now moved to 129 wins as Real Madrid manager. Only Vicente Del Bosque and Miguel Muñoz have achieved more.

Let’s also give a shoutout to our young buck Fede Valverde, who, with today’s appearance, marked his 50th game in a Real Madrid jersey. How cute!