Sergio Ramos’ goal in a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday has put the Real Madrid captain on the top of the chat of highest-scoring defender in all of LaLiga history.
His seventh goal of the current LaLiga Santander season has placed him ahead of Barcelona legend Ronald Koeman putting his tally at 68 career goals in the most demanding league tournament around.
The 34-Year Old Real Madrid captain has also scored against all 20 current LaLiga teams and his total includes an impressive range of finishes, from towering headers to long-range pile-drivers, and more recently a dead-eye from the penalty spot.
After his summer 2005 move to the Spanish capital, Ramos’ first goal for Los Blancos came when he headed in a corner taken by his current coach Zinedine Zidane’s in a 2-0 victory at Malaga the following December.
The larger than life character with a liking for the big occasion has scored four times against Barcelona in LaLiga Clasicos, including a late header at the Bernabeu in March 2013 to give his side a 2-1 victory. ]
And an even later equaliser in December 2016, at the Camp Nou, to rescue a point for his team which later proved crucial in winning that season’s LaLiga title.
Ramos’ victims have included his former club, Sevilla. In March 2010 he helped Real Madrid come from 0-2 down to win 3-2 at the Bernabeu. May 2011’s trip home must have been bittersweet as he scored in a 6-2 victory for a Madrid side then managed by Jose Mourinho.
Taking over spot-kick duties when Cristiano Ronaldo left the Bernabeu in summer 2018 has also helped Ramos’ accelerate his scoring rate.
Ramos who recently turned 34 with no sign of his goalscoring prowess slowing down will be making it very difficult for any future defenders to match
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