Real Madrid has confirmed that their club captain Sergio Ramos will leave the club in the summer. Ramos joined Real Madrid 16 years ago from Sevilla in 2005. He has made 671 appearances for the club, scoring 72 goals in that time. He has won five league titles, two Copa del Reys, four Champions Leagues, and four Club World Cups.

“Real Madrid CF announces that tomorrow, Thursday, June 17, at 12:30 pm, there will be an institutional act of tribute and farewell to our captain Sergio Ramos, with the presence of our president Florentino Perez,” a statement on the Real Madrid official website read. “After that, Sergio Ramos will appear before the media at a telematic press conference.”

The defender also won back-to-back European Championships in 2008 and 2012 as well as the World Cup in 2010. Injuries have affected the defender in recent times. He played just 21 times for Real Madrid in the 2020/21 season. Real lost the league to Atletico Madrid and were knocked out in the semi-finals of the Champions League by Chelsea.

Ramos, 35 struggled with a knee problem that required surgery. He had made just one appearance for Real Madrid since March. The injury also kept him out of Luis Enrique’s Spanish squad for Euro 2020. Ironically, no Real Madrid players were selected in the Spain squad. There have been reports of Ramos’ future at the club with the board making wholesale changes to the squad.

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