Legendary Real Madrid Skipper Ramos To Quit Club
Zeeshan Mehtab 1 month ago Thu 17th June 2021 | 09:50 AM
Madrid, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Jun, 2021 ) :Legendary captain Sergio Ramos is to leave Real Madrid after a glittering, trophy-laden career spanning 671 games and 16 seasons, the club announced Wednesday.
Real said there would be an "act of tribute and farewell" to the four-time Champions League winner on Thursday in the presence of club president Florentino Perez.
The announcement follows an injury-wracked 2020/21 campaign where the 35-year-old Ramos appeared in only 21 games in all competitions, his fewest in a 16-year career at Madrid. He has played just five times since the start of the year.
A towering presence at the back, Ramos was also a prolific goalscorer, netting 101 times for Real including the 93rd-minute equaliser in the 2014 Champions League final against bitter rivals Atletico Madrid.
They went on to dominate their city rivals 4-1 after extra time, first of Real's stunning run of four Champions League triumphs in five years.
He is one of the club's most decorated players, having won five La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and two Copas del Rey.
A fierce competitor, he has come under fire for his harsh tackling including the infamous takedown of Mohamed Salah during the 2018 Champions League final that left the Liverpool star with a dislocated shoulder.
This season Ramos missed games after catching Covid-19 and also because of a series of injuries to his right thigh, left calf and left hamstring.
He was in Madrid's squad for the final La Liga game against Villarreal but did not play.
The club wanted to offer him a one-year deal with a 10 percent cut in salary in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, while Ramos wanted a two-season extension, according to reports.
Ramos has played 180 times for his country, scoring 23 times a tally that puts him eighth on Spain's all-time goalscorers' list.