After an Fabulous career with Spain, Sergio Ramos has announced his retirement from international football. Ramos received a call from his nation’s new manager, Luis de la Fuente, which prompted the former Real Madrid player to make the decision.
Ramos made his Spain debut back in 2005 when he was just a teenager. Since then, he represented his nation a remarkable 180 times, playing a key role in Spain’s victories at the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.
Despite his impressive track record, Ramos was not selected for the national teams for Euro 2020 or the 2022 World Cup. Spain was unexpectedly eliminated by Morocco, and their manager Luis Enrique was subsequently fired.
New Spain manager Luis de la Fuente has stated that the PSG centre-back is not part of his plans. Ramos, who is 36 years old, has now announced his retirement from international football through his social media accounts.
In his announcement, Ramos wrote, “The time has come, the time to say goodbye to the National Team, our beloved and exciting Red. This morning I received the call from the current coach who told me that he doesn’t count and that he won’t count on me, regardless of the level I can show or how I continue my sporting career.”
“The time has come, the time to say goodbye to the National Team, our beloved and exciting Red,” Ramos wrote. “This morning I received the call from the current coach who told me that he doesn’t count and that he won’t count on me, regardless of the level I can show or how I continue my sporting career.”
“With great regret, it is the end of a journey that I hoped would be longer and that would end with a better taste in the mouth, on the height of all the successes we have achieved with our Red.”
“Humbly, I think that that career deserved to end because of a personal decision or because my performance was not up to what our National Team deserves, but not because of age or other reasons that, without having heard them, I have felt.”
“I will continue to cheer on my country from home with the thrill of the privileged who has been able to proudly represent it 180 times. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who always believed in me!”
Ramos also expressed regret that his journey with the national team could not continue longer and on a better note, despite his impressive career stats. He plans to continue cheering on his country from home as a proud Spaniard who has represented his country with distinction 180 times.
🚨 Sergio Ramos has announced his retirement from international football with Spain
🇪🇸 Caps: 180
⚽ Goals: 23
🏆 World Cup: 2010
🏆 EUROs: 2008, 2012#ramos #sergioramos #spain #fifaworldcup #euros pic.twitter.com/HMdAzdicbI
— Khel Now World Football (@KhelNowWF) February 23, 2023
Sergio Ramos’s International Record:
- Matches played: 180
- Minutes played: 13,741
- Assists: 8
- Goals scored: 23
Sergio Ramos’s Trophies Won with Spain:
- FIFA World Cup (1): 2010
- European Championship (2): 2008, 2012
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Reflecting on his stellar international career, it’s clear that Sergio Ramos has been one of the most influential players in Spain’s national football history. His contribution to Spain’s success in the World Cup and the European Championships, along with his impressive stats, has cemented his status as a football legend.