Sergio Ramos is a footballer who plays as a centre-back for French club Paris Saint-Germain and Spain National Football team.
Born on 30th March 1986, Sergio Ramos is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time. He has also been a lethal goal scorer, thanks to remarkable heading abilities, great penalties and freekicks taking techniques.
As of 2023, Sergio Ramos’ net worth is roughly $80 million, ang he is the 4th richest player in PSG.
Sergio Ramos Garcia was born in Camas, Seville, Spain by parents; Paqui Ramos(Mother) and Jose Maria Ramos(Father). He was brought up with two siblings Rene and Mariam.
As a child, Ramos was a immense fan of bull fighting and he actually aspired to pursue it once grownup. His parents discouraged him, due to it being considered a dangerous sport.
Ramos was instead encouraged to pursue football by his parents and elder brother, Rene, who is also his agent today.
His parents hired a football trainer who helped Ramos discover his hidden talents as a defender. He started his career at FC Camas before joining Sevilla’s youth team after excelling.
After emerging through Sevilla’s youth system, Ramos made first and Laliga debut on 1 February 2004, coming on as a substitute. In 2004/05 season, Sergio made 41 appearances for Sevilla, helping then finish 6th and qualify for UEFA cup.
In the summer of 2005, Ramos was purchased by Real Madrid for €27 million, a record for a Spanish defender. At the club, Ramos was assigned the number 4 shirt, previously worn by the legendary Fernando Hierro.
During his earlier seasons, Ramos played as centre back, being also used as an emergency CDM on occasion. However, with the arrival of Christoph Metzelder and Pepe in the 2007–08 season, he was again relocated to right back.
In 2009/10 season, Ramos was appointed one Real Madrid’s four captains and was occasionally used as centre back after Pepe was injured.
After Iker Casillas transfer to Porto, Ramos was appointed the club’s captain and agreed to a new five year contract in the 2015/16 season.
His tenure as captain was trophy laden, as Real Madrid won the champions 3 consecutive times(From 2015/16 to 2017/18), Laliga, UEFA super cup and Copa Del Rey.
His spell at Real Madrid came to an end after 2020/21 season following the end of his contract. He left the club having made 671 appearances and scored 101 goals, an impressive feat for a defender
He won Laliga four times, Copa De Rey twice, Supercopa 4 times, UEFA Champions league 4 times, UEFA Super cup 3 times and FIFA Club World cup 4 times.
Ramos is also known for his aggressive style of defending, which in turn earned him over 25 red-cards while playing for Real Madrid.
On 8 July 2021, it was announced that Ramos had signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
Ramos made his debut for Spain’s Under-19 team in 2004, making an instant impact. He was part of the team that won Under 19 European Championship.
He first appeared for the senior side on March 2005 in a 3-0 win over China at only 18 yers old as a right-back.
Having cemented his place in the starting lineup, Ramos was crucial in Spain’s golden era, where they won European Championship twice, FIFA Worldcup and FIFA confederations cup.
He has made 180 senior appearances and scored 23 goals for Spain.
Family, Children & Relationships
The 35 year old is both a father and a husband. He married his long-time girlfriend Pilar Rubio in 2019.
They first met in 2012, after the EURO championship. Pilar Rubio is a popular model, TV personality and celebrity in Spain.
The couple welcomed their first child, Sergio Jr in 2014, their second child, Marco, on 27 November 2015, third child, Alejandro in 208 and Maximo on 16 July 2020.
Ramos’ Net worth & Salary
Paris Saint-Germain will be paying Ramos around £20 million per year which is equivalent what he was earning at Real Madrid. His mammoth salary makes him the best-paid defender in the world today.
Besides his professional earning, he has also accumulated his wealth from personal endorsement deals. He endorses Nike, Amazon Prime and Anheuser Busch InBev.
Sergio Ramos’ net worth in 2021 is approximately $80 million. His immense net worth land him in the richest footballers list.
Sergio Ramos’ Tattoos
Apart from being excellent at football, Sergio Ramos is also famous for his amazing array of tattoos. The Spain Legend boasts over 40, all which bear different meanings.
Etched near the knuckles of his left hand are numbers 39, +90, 32 and 19. The +90 signifies his injury-time goal in the 2014 Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.
On the outside of his left hand, he has his mother’s name ‘Paqui’ scribbled, while on his right, Rubio, surname of his wife – Pilar Rubio.
Sergio Ramos is a devout Catholic and as a result he has various tattoos of religious significance on his torso.