Real Madrid Captain Sergio Ramos Voted Best Defender In World Football

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has been voted the best defender in world football.

SPORTbible ran a poll on Twitter that asked users to pick from four of the best defenders in the world: Ramos, Los Blancos' Raphaël Varane, Atlético Madrid's Diego Godín and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk.

After 16,767 Twitter users participated, the 32-year-old Spaniard came out on top with 34 per cent of the votes. However, the Spain captain only nudged out van Dijk by one per cent of the vote, who ended up coming second with 33 per cent share of the vote.

Varane, who won the World Cup in the summer with the French national team, came in third place with 19 per cent of the vote. Meanwhile, Godín received only 14 per cent of the votes and came in at fourth place.

Ramos has found himself in a little bit of a rivalry with Liverpool's Dejan Lovren, with the 29-year-old Croatian centre-back criticising him for making more mistakes than him.

Van Dijk recently entered the conversation on Ramos and said that he doesn't think the Madrid defender is the best in the world.

"Ramos is not the best," he told De Telegraaf.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"A great player and I respect what he has achieved, but he is not my type of central defender. Ramos' teammate at Real Madrid, Raphaël Varane, is my favorite. An excellent defender, young and much won.

"No, I myself am not of the way of defending Ramos, I try to avoid the situations in which he comes."

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Adnan Riaz

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