Sergio Ramos becomes La Liga’s all-time top scoring defender

June 23, 2020
Sergio Ramos becomes LaLiga’s all-time top scoring defender

Sergio Ramos’ goal in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Real Sociedad means the Real Madrid captain has become the highest-scoring defender in all of LaLiga history.

Ramos’ seventh goal of the current LaLiga Santander season saw him pass Barcelona legend Ronald Koeman and move to 68 career goals in the most demanding league tournament around.

The Andalusian has also scored against all 20 current LaLiga teams and his total includes an impressive range of finishes, from towering headers to long-range pile-drivers, and more recently a dead-eye from the penalty spot.

Such a talent for goal-getting has been a constant for the center-back, who often featured further up the field while he was developing through his teenage years at boyhood club Sevilla. His first LaLiga goal came in September 2004, in a 2-1 victory over Real Sociedad at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, while the following April he hammered in a 30-yard screamer against future club Real Madrid.

Number 68, this weekend against Real Sociedad, took him to seven in the top flight this season, matching his best-ever the previous tally, from 2016-17. With eight games still to play this season, both those records could well be stretched over the coming weeks.

Ramos recently turned 34 but there is no sign of his goalscoring slowing down, and his final record is going to very difficult for any future defender to match.