Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos is undeniably one of the best and most successful defenders of his generation. In 2005 a young Ramos left Sevilla to join mighty Real Madrid for a record fee. Since then, he has been a key player for ‘Los Blancos’ and the Spanish national team, where he has won close to everything possible.
As a master of defensive fundamentals, Ramos orchestrates the backline. With his tactical intelligence, athleticism and trademark aggressive style of play, he can quickly mitigate attacking threats before they become dangerous. Brilliant as a defender, he is also a world-class header on attacking set-pieces. Ramos' 95th-minute equalizer that denied rivals Atlético Madrid the UCL title in 2014, is to this day one of the most memorable Champions League moments.