Sergio Ramos Named The Greatest Defender In Football History By Fans
The 34-year-old became the highest scoring defender in La Liga history earlier this year after scoring from the penalty spot against Real Sociedad, meaning he's scored more than career goals than Xavi, Iniesta and Paul Pogba.
He has also showcased his incredible defensive capabilities of late, pulling off the 'perfect' challenge on five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi as Real Madrid picked up an impressive 3-1 win against Barcelona.
And after El Clasico at the weekend, many readers of France Football agreed that Ramos is the greatest defender of all time.
"The dominant impression is that a defender has never had a similar impact on the teams he played for." it reads.
"And this occurs in both areas (defense and attack), which perhaps makes him unique compared to his predecessors."
Just @francefootball asking makes me proud. :grinning: https://t.co/rYLCQEOxTU
- Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) October 25, 2020
France Football on Sergio Ramos: "Real Madrid present two very different faces; one of a winner and competitor when he is there and another less serene and ambitious when he is not." [marca] pic.twitter.com/NQzMsjdk9S
- SB (@Realmadridplace) October 25, 2020
In terms of the highest scoring defenders in football history, Ramos is way behind Ronald Koeman, who tops the rankings with 253 goals during his heyday in the 80's and 90's.
One prolific season came in the 1987/88 season when he scored 26 goals for PSV Eindhoven from centre-back.
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Check out the entire list per talkSPORT below:
10. Franz Beckenbauer - 109 goals
9. Roberto Carlos - 113 goals
8. Paul Breitner - 113 goals
7. Steve Bruce - 113 goals
6. Sergio Ramos - 126 goals
5. Graham Alexander - 130 goals
4. Laurent Blanc - 153 goals
3. Fernando Hierro - 163 goals
2. Daniel Passarella - 175 goals
1. Ronald Koeman - 253 goals
Sergio Ramos has scored more La Liga goals than Figo, Xavi and Zidane.
Not bad for a defender! pic.twitter.com/rX960HpqFH
- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 24, 2020
Do you think Ramos is the greatest defender in football history? If not, who is?
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