Sergio Ramos Garcia is a Spanish professional football player who plays as a defender for the Spain national team and Spanish club Real Madrid. Born on 30 March 1986 in Seville, Spain, Ramos is regarded as one of the best modern defenders.
Known for his aerial threat and in-the-box tackles, Ramos captains both Real Madrid and the national team. He has scored 52 goals from 385 appearances till date.
Though primarily a central defender, he can perform equally as a right back. Ramos began his career at local side Sevilla FC, emerging through the club's youth system and making his first team – and La Liga – debut on 1 February 2004 in a 0–1 away loss against Deportivo de La Coruña.
Ramos was a part of the Spanish U-21 team and was a top player in 2004. The following year aged just 18 years and 361 days, Ramos made his debut for the senior side in a match against China. He thus became the youngest player to debut for Spain in more than 55 years.
During the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers match against San Marino, Ramos score his first two international goals for his nation.
Over the years, Ramos has played 151 matches for Spain. He was the youngest European player to play 100 matches for their team, going past Germany's Lukas Podolski.
In the 2004–05 season, Ramos appeared in 31 games as Sevilla finished sixth and qualified to the UEFA Cup. In 2005, Ramos transferred to Real Madrid for €27 million. On 6 December 2005, he netted his first goal for the Merengues, in a 2–3 UEFA Champions League group stage loss at Olympiacos FC.
Ramos scored a vital goal in the Spanish Supercup contest against Valencia CF despite the fact Real Madrid playing with only nine men for a long period of time.