Real captain and a World Cup winner with Spain, Sergio Ramos may be the ballsiest player the footballing World has playing currently, but he does match up to the likes to Japp Stam, Marco Matterazzi, Fabio Cannavaro and Franz Bekenbeuer.
The Spanish captain is a leader by his own rights and has come to Real Madrid and Spain’s rescue innumerable number of times. One of the highest scoring defenders of all time, we take a look at the Top 5 goals Ramos has scored in his career, which includes more than 100 goals now.
5. Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna, 2016-17 La Liga Santander
Ramos had turned savior for Real Madrid in a week of frenzy football for the Spanish giants as Ronaldo was sitting out and Real lacked any real motivation under Zidane. In a critical league game against Deportivo La Coruna, the score was locked at 2-2 after Real had replied to two Deportivo La Coruna goals, scoring through Morata and Mariano Diaz.
However, when it came to deciding the scoreline, the Captain stepped up, headed into the net in injury time to give Real an improbable victory.
4. FC Barcelona v Real Madrid, 2016-17 La Liga Santander
Scoring in a Real shirt at Camp Nou is no easy task and doing so very late into the game, to pull the scores level to 1-1 takes some doing. Sergio Ramos did just that for Zinedine Zidane’s team as Real Madrid visited Camp Nou to play Barca in the return leg of the El Classico in the La Liga.
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The game ended tied 1-1 but was probably the one which saved Zidane his job and Real its grace.
3. Sevilla FC v Real Madrid, 2016-17 Copa Del Rey Round of 16
Ramos has never been shy of taking responsibilities. The Real captain knew he had to step up to take a penalty in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, home ground of Sevilla FC, his former club. The home fans were creating an intimidating atmosphere in the stadium and hurtling abuses at Ramos.
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To take a penalty, deliver it calmly and stand his ground is not child’s play and Ramos did that with aplomb, celebrating in a style that aggravated fans further.
2. Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid, 2013-14 UEFA Champions League Final
A Champions League Final. An arch-rival. A nerve-shattering early goal conceded. La Decima on the line. This match had Real in the worst of positions as Atletico were bossing a game that they had scored early in.
At the start of the second half, came the most important moment as Sergio Ramos rose above all and headed past Oblak from a Luka Modric corner. The goal went on to give Real hope and belief, something that they converted into victory and clinch their 10th Champions League crown.
1. Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid, 2015-16 UEFA Champions League Final
Another game against Atletico Madrid and again Sergio Ramos was their nightmare as the defender dummied an Atleti marker into the box on a free kick to score from close range from a free kick that had almost made its way safely into the hands of Jan Oblak after dipping past the wall.
The goal gave Real a very early lead in San Siro and went on to be one of the most important goals Ramos has netted in his career.