Sergio Ramos made a return to his boyhood club, Sevilla, over the summer, and his performance against his former club, Real Madrid, suggests that he still possesses his skills at the age of 37.
The veteran defender initially rose through the ranks of Sevilla’s youth team before departing in 2005 to join Real Madrid, embarking on a highly successful 16-year tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu.
During his time at Real Madrid, Ramos won five La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies, along with two European Championships and the World Cup with the Spanish national team.
In 2021, the defender left Real Madrid and spent the next two seasons in France with Paris Saint-Germain before making his emotional return to his boyhood club, Sevilla, during the summer.
Yesterday in La Liga, Sevilla took on Real at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, as Ramos lined up against the club for whom he made almost 700 appearances for.
Don Sergio Ramos has cured his illness and has chosen the good side of history (anti-Madridism)pic.twitter.com/rVqg0EcBHL
— Francis (@FCBarcatrey) October 22, 2023
The hosts looked like they were on course for three points after Real defender David Alaba put through his own net to give Sevilla the lead.
However, Dani Carvajal equalised not long after to ensure that the spoils were shared, with Real remaining at the summit of La Liga following the draw, while Sevilla rose a place in the table to now sit 13th.
Ramos played the entirety of the encounter, picking up a yellow card in the clash.
And judging by a compilation uploaded to social media, Ramos put a performance worthy of those he has put in over the years, putting in blocks, making clearances, going close to scoring with a header, and even getting involved in a spat on the pitch with Antonio Rudiger after Jude Bellingham went to ground after a tussle with the defender.
Fans have taken to social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, to acknowledge that the defender is still up there with the best in the world.
@tobias7116 wrote: “One of the best.”
@welath_united posted: “He’s so good.”
@Adedeji10000 wrote: “He’s a goat.”
@CFC_Alpha01 posted: “This guy remains one of the greatest defenders in the history of the game.”
@HojlundTime wrote: “GOAT defender.”
@Idan_wale posted: “Don’t mess with Sergio.”