Sergio Ramos Has Scored More Goals From Centre-Back Than Some Of The World's Best Players
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Sergio Ramos notched the 118th goal of his career against Eibar last weekend and it's an insane record for a defender.
The Real Madrid captain has always had an eye for goal and he netted his side's second of the game on Sunday after a lovely counter attack.
It's well known that the 34-year-old is efficient from the penalty spot and he has a knack for scoring important goals - most famously an injury time equaliser in the 2014 Champions League final.
He has also become the highest scoring defender in La Liga history, tying Fernando Hierro's record of 67.
What is truly astonishing is that Ramos has scored more goals than Liverpool's entire defence plus midfielder Fabinho combined.
Van djik 45 career goals
Arnold 16 career goals
Robertson 18 career goals
Gomez 1 career goal
Fabinho 27 career goals
Combined= 107 goals..
Sergio Ramos= 111 career goals.
Don't you have shame???? https://t.co/0yJGDlNuIE
- Your Social prefect (@King_Chris_Jr) February 6, 2020
This is the Sergio Ramos goal that's making the big difference between Real Madrid and Eibar right now.
What a beautiful GOAL! #RealMadridEibar pic.twitter.com/pgLgg2sQgq
- Naija (@Naija_PR) June 14, 2020
Of course Ramos' career has spanned 16 years at this point, but managing to have scored more goals than five defenders combined is still impressive.
2020 has been a low-scoring year so far for Madrid and Ramos is actually the club's top goalscorer this calendar year, with three goals so far.
Sergio Ramos has scored more league goals in 2020 than:
:radio_button: Alexandre Lacazette
:radio_button: Jamie Vardy
:radio_button: Roberto Firmino
:radio_button: Edinson Cavani
:radio_button: Dries Mertens
- Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 14, 2020
Real Madrid since Cristiano Ronaldo left:- Rafał (@madridreigns) June 9, 2020
109 goals in La Liga:
35 - Karim Benzema
11 - SERGIO RAMOS
OUR SECOND BEST GOALSCORER SINCE CRISTIANO'S DEPARTURE IS OUR CENTRE-BACK.
When it comes to elite attackers in Europe however, Ramos also manages to outrank them.
Check out a list of players below, past and present, that Ramos has managed to score more goals than in his career per Transfermarkt.
Gabriel Jesus - 109 career goals
Xavi - 90 career goals
Andres Iniesta - 85 career goals
Paul Pogba - 75 career goals
Serge Gnabry - 67 career goals
At international level, Ramos' goal record is even more impressive as his 21 goals for Spain rank him above some of the game's legendary stars.
David Beckham - 17 goals (England)
Philippe Coutinho - 17 goals (Brazil)
Franck Ribéry - 16 goals (France)
Carlos Tevez - 13 goals (Argentina)
Francesco Totti - 9 goals (Italy)
Every team in the world would love a defender that chips in with as many goals as Ramos.