Madrid football club Real have announced the retirement of defender Sergio Ramos from the team. This was announced on Wednesday, June 16, on the team’s website.
A farewell press conference with the participation of 35-year-old football player and club president Florentino Perez will be held on Thursday, June 17, writes Sport-Express.
Sergio Ramos has played for Real Madrid since 2005. Since then, he has played 671 matches for the team, scored 101 goals and gave 40 assists, writes RT. His contract with the club runs until June 30, 2021. Ramos has been the captain of Real Madrid over the past years, the website aif.ru writes.
As part of the team, he won the Champions League four times, became the champion of Spain five times, won the Spanish Cup twice, and won the club world championship four times.
In addition, Ramos won the 2010 World Cup and twice became European Champion in 2008 and 2012 with the Spanish national team. In total, the defender played 180 matches, in which he scored 23 goals for the national team. In the 2020/21 season, he made 21 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring four goals and one assists.
On June 1, it was reported that the Italian specialist who coached the Everton football club, Carlo Ancelotti, became the head of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid finished last season in second place in the Spanish Football League standings, losing to Atlético, which took the La Liga trophy. “Creamy” scored 84 points in 38 matches, “mattress” – 86 points.
On May 27, Zinedine Zidane stepped down as head coach of Real Madrid FC.