- Ramos makes return to Sevilla
- Andalucian returns after 18 years
- Defender primed for La Liga and Champions League action
Former Spain international Sergio Ramos has made a return to his childhood club, Sevilla. Ramos left the Andalucian club 18 years when he departed for Real Madrid. The 37-year-old defender, who left Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, has inked a one-year contract.
In a statement, Ramos expressed his delight at rejoining Sevilla, stating, “It’s a very special day; returning home is always an incredible joy. I am happy to be back and eager to contribute as soon as possible, which is the most important thing.”
Ramos is celebrated for his extensive achievements in the world of football. A world class defender, he won a FIFA World Cup and two UEFA European Championships with the Spanish national team, accumulating a record-breaking 180 caps over his illustrious 16-year international career. Additionally, he clinched four UEFA Champions League titles with Real Madrid.
Ramos’ roots trace back to the outskirts of Seville, where he first joined Sevilla’s youth academy at the tender age of seven. He subsequently made 50 appearances in various competitions for Sevilla before making his high-profile move to Real Madrid in 2005.
During his 16-year tenure in the Spanish capital, Ramos amassed 671 appearances for Los Blancos and was a pivotal figure in the team’s success, securing 22 trophies, including five La Liga titles to complement his European triumphs.
Following the expiration of his contract with Real Madrid in 2021, Sergio Ramos embarked on a new chapter by joining Paris Saint-Germain, where he spent two seasons and achieved back-to-back league titles.
Ramos’ return to Sevilla holds sentimental value, marking his reunion with the club where his footballing journey commenced. His experience, leadership, and defensive prowess are expected to make a significant impact as he aims to contribute to Sevilla’s resurgence, especially as the club currently finds itself at the bottom of La Liga.
However, given Ramos’ age, bettors looking to back Sevilla in domestic matches or in Europe will need to monitor his impact and assess whether, at 37-years-old he can still cope with the demands of top level football.
Ramos has worked very hard over the summer to keep in shape and he clearly has the quality he suffered a few injuries during his time in Paris, however, to be fair, most of those occurred in his first season.