15 years on, the talented defender, through many ups and downs and positional changes, has morphed into the best defender in club history, one of the best the sport has ever seen, and an iconic figure that will be dearly missed on the sad day that he retires.
Ramos has played 650 games for the club — the fourth most behind Raul Gonzalez, Iker Casillas, and Manuel Sanchis. He has also scored a remarkable 97 goals, and is just under 100 games shy of catching Raul’s appearance record.
Per Real Madrid’s official website:
Ramos has an outstanding trophy haul with Real Madrid after having captured 22 pieces of silverware: four Champions League crowns and Club World Cups apiece, a trio of UEFA Super Cups, five league titles, two Copas del Rey and four Spanish Super Cups.
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