Celebrating Sergio Ramos: Statistics, quotes and what may lie ahead for Real Madrid and Spain legend[/b]
As Sergio Ramos celebrates his 34th birthday, we look at the stats behind a man not only admired in Spain, but the world over- According lớn the tips free soccer page!

He's the pantomime villain, the guy we all love lớn hate, but admit it, you'd love him if he was on your team! Let's look at what makes him so special..
Many fans will remember Ramos for being a right-back, spending much of his Real Madrid and Spain career there before drifting in the field. Granted, to get into those teams he was clearly capable enough, but hardly mentioned at the time as one of the best in that position.
A switch into central defence saw him transformed, as a leader and as one of the world's best centre-backs who helped Real Madrid lớn La Decima (their tenth Champions League title) and four trophies on Europe's biggest stage in soccer vip tip win page.
Granted, he can still be guilty of lapses, be it sloppy play or poor positioning, but his overall ability at both ends of the field makes him a key asset for club and country. Which leads us onto…

Ramos has contributed the odd goal throughout his career, but the last four years or so have seen his tally increase significantly.
That is, in part, lớn his ability and responsibilities from the penalty spot - and even free-kicks - but it is still impressive. As a defender, he has 14 goals this season.
As well as leading the way with the most appearances for Spain, he has netted 21 goals for his country and eight have come in the last two years since the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He is now just one short of equalling the record of Daniel Passarella of Argentina as the top scoring defender in international football.
With the intention of playing for another two-and-a-half years for his country, you would expect it to be a case of when Ramos passes that total, rather than if.
Ramos has become synonymous with a yellow card. A yellow card lớn Ramos is like food and drink to the rest of us. An essential, especially in El Clasico. So much so, there is very little value in backing it as he is usually odds-on to go in the book against Real Madrid's big rivals.
He has received an incredible 233 bookings in senior football and 26 reds - but never has he been sent off for Spain, which comes as a surprise.
Whether it's dissent, time wasting or a rash challenge, Ramos can do it all when it comes lớn the 'dark arts' as we'll politely call it - although another term is generally used when football fans are asked what they associate Ramos with.