Internationally, Ramos participated in two World Cups and two European Championships, winning the former tournament in 2010 and the latter in 2008 and 2012.
In the summer of 2005, 19-year-old Ramos was purchased by Real Madrid for €27 million, a record for a Spanish teenager.
Ramos was named in both FIFA and UEFA's 2008 Team of the Year.
Just at the start of the 2009–10 season, Ramos was appointed as one of Real Madrid's four captains.
In 2004, Ramos became an instant hit for Spain's under-21, for who he played six international matches.
His older brother Rene is his agent. Rene actually encouraged Ramos to join his first club, FC Camas.
He is known in the field for his natural reserves of stamina and powerful physique, as well as his game consistency and relative lack of injuries.
Ramos is a self-confessed fan of bull-fighting and flamenco.
The defender from Seville is also a regular on the Spanish national team.
At 19, he became the youngest man to make his debut with Spain in 55 years. He made history with Spain again by being in the second squad to win the European Championship in 2008 (Spain previously won the title in 1964) and by helping the team win its first ever World Cup trophy in South Africa 2010.
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