Sergio Ramos was a free agent for a while after his contract finished with Paris Saint-Germain. His next club was a subject of concern for football fans worldwide. Despite all the rumors from a Saudi Arabian club and a Turkish club, he has finally decided to play for his boyhood club, Sevilla FC.
Passion Over Money
Sergio Ramos has reportedly turned down a massive offer from Al Ittihad to join his boyhood club, Sevilla. According to Fabrizio Romano, Al Ittihad had already prepared a medical test for Ramos. They were just waiting for the green light from the former Spanish captain. However, as soon as Sevilla prepared a bid for Sergio Ramos, he agreed to return to Sevilla after 18 years.
First Stint at Sevilla
Sergio Ramos started his journey as a professional footballer with the club Sevilla. He emerged on the football scene from the Sevilla U-19 team. He made his debut for Sevilla B team on July 1, 2002. His first senior appearance for the club came exactly two years later. Before leaving for Real Madrid, where he would eventually complete his club football career, he played 49 matches for the club and scored three goals in the process.
Homecoming After Completing Football
Sergio Ramos left Sevilla as a young prospect in 2005, and now 18 years later, he is making a comeback to his boyhood club as an absolute legend of the game. He sealed his legacy at Real Madrid by winning 22 trophies, including four UEFA Champions League titles. He also became the first captain to lift the UCL trophy for three consecutive seasons. Between the time of his departure and return to Sevilla, he also lifted a World Cup and two European Cups with the Spanish National Team. Before signing a one-year deal at Sevilla with the option of a further extension, he won three trophies at Paris Saint-Germain.
Back to Champions League
Sergio Ramos‘s legacy in the UEFA Champions League is impeccable. With legends like Messi, Cristiano,Neymar , Zlatan, Suarez, Benzema, and Pique missing out on Champions League football after moving out of Europe, football fans were afraid of losing Sergio Ramos too. However, Ramos’s decision to sign for Sevilla has ensured his presence in the UEFA Champions League.
Sergio Ramos is just a goal away from becoming the top-scoring defender in the history of the UCL, matching the current record held by his former teammates, Gerard Pique and Roberto Carlos (both tied at 16 goals). Sergio Ramos has the opportunity to break the record when his team faces Arsenal, PSV, and Lens in Group B of the Champions League 2023/24.