Sergio Ramos García (born 30 March 1986 in Camas, Seville Province in Andalusia) is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. He usually plays as right or centre back.
Ramos began his career at local La Liga giants Sevilla. After only three seasons in the Sevilla first team, Real Madrid signed Sergio Ramos in the summer of 2005, paying his 27m Euro buy-out clause to prise him away from Sevilla, even though he was only 19. The transfer made him the most expensive defender in Spanish football history and the first Spaniard signed by former president Florentino Pérez
A phenomenal athlete, Ramos has gone on to be an integral part of the Real Madrid side and a man tipped to be a future captain of the club, winning two league titles and the European Championship with Spain. Has played at centre-back and even on rare occasions as a central midfielder but is normally employed at right-back, because of his ability to get up and down the line and deliver telling crosses. During his first seasons, Ramos played as centre-back, being also used as an emergency defensive midfielder on occasion. However, with the arrival of Christoph Metzelder and Pepe in the 2007–08 season, he was again relocated to right back. He also can play as left back if necessary. Ramos displayed a goal-scoring instinct unusual to many defenders, netting more than 20 overall goals in Los Blancos shirt during his first four seasons. In an interview with Grada Blanca, he revealed that he used to play as a striker when he was younger, eventually switching to the back four.
Is strong in the air and a real danger from set-plays: scored four in 2005-06, and five in the next two seasons. But his performances dipped at the back end of the 2007-08 season and at the start of the 2008-09 season he complained that he was left all alone on the right wing, was forced into doing too much and forever got the blame when things went wrong.
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