Sergio Ramos has been a regular starter since he joined Real Madrid in 2001. Known for his hard-tackling ability and superb aerial threat, the Spaniard is widely regarded as one of the best defenders of the game.
But with the good also comes the bad, and the Real Madrid centre-back has an in-famous reputation of aggressive dealings with players of opposition teams. His last victim being, Mohammed Salah, who dislocated his shoulder in the Champions League final in Kiev. Well, if this wasn't enough, the notorious defender has added another unwanted title to his rapport, by becoming the most booked player in the history of the UEFA Champions League.
Ramos picked up a caution in the first half of Real Madrid's 3-0 win over AS Roma. This also becomes the player's 37th caution in his entire playing career, overtaking the record of former Manchester United player Paul Scholes as the most cautioned player in the competition's history.
Interestingly, the Spaniard is the most booked player in the La Liga and also has the highest number of bookings to his name for the Spanish national team. Sergio Ramos, who has lifted the Champions League a record four times, relatively has a good record in the European competition of being sent off just off just three times during his Real Madrid career.
Keeping the defender's bizarre record aside, Real Madrid enjoyed a spectacular start to their title defense with an outstanding 3-0 win over AS Roma in their group G match. Gareth Bale, Isco and new-signing Mariano were all on the scoresheet for the four-time defending European champions.
The Spanish giants seem to be getting used to life without Cristiano Ronaldo. In the absence of the Portuguese superstar, Gareth Bale has excelled in the spotlight scoring four times in Real Madrid's opening five matches.
The Welshman while revealing about how things have changed since the exit of the Portuguese talisman, he admits that the Los Blancos dressing room is more 'relaxed'. Taking a sly dig at his former team-mate, Gareth Bale believes that Real Madrid is more of a 'team' now after Ronaldo's departure.