The Real Madrid defender, represented by René Ramos, President of RR Soccer Management Agency, received the award for Best Defender of last season’s UEFA Champions League yesterday in Monaco.
The Madrid captain was presented the award in recognition of a brilliant 16/17 season in which he conquered, among other titles, Europe’s elite club competition for the third time in his career. Sergio played 11 games in last season’s UEFA Champions League, adding up to 1,001 minutes while scoring 1 goal and providing 3 assists.
The jury for this award was comprised of the coaches of the 32 teams that participated in the group stages of the tournament last season, along with 55 journalists each representing one of the member federations of UEFA.
Congratulations on this new accolade, Sergio. Keep it up.
Real Madrid were crowned European champions for the twelfth time on Saturday June 3 with a 4-1 victory over Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff. Both Sergio Ramos and Marcelo Vieira, represented by René Ramos, President of RR-Soccer Management Agency, played in the final and added Europe’s elite title to their honours for the third time in their careers.
Sergio Ramos continues to make history. The Camas-born central defender was once again a key piece in what was his third European Cup, with 11 appearances, 2 goals and 106 interceptions. Sergio also became the first captain to raise the Champions League trophy in consecutive years.
For his part, Marcelo Vieira continues to consolidate his status as the best left back in the world. The Brazilian played 11 matches in this year’s tournament, again reaffirming his position as the lynchpin of the left flank of Zinedine Zidane’s team.
And so ends a season to remember, with the two defenders collecting La Liga and UEFA Champions League honours, adding more medals to their cabinets and cementing their status as two legendary players.
Sergio Ramos and Marcelo, both represented by René Ramos, President of RR-Soccer Management Agency, helped Real Madrid qualify for their seventh consecutive Champions League semi-final last night, after beating Bayern Munich 4-2 in the quarter-final second leg.
The match had something special for both. Sergio Ramos reached 100 games with Real Madrid in Europe’s elite competition. Since his debut on 13 September 2005, Sergio has gone on to amass the fourth highest number of appearances in the competition in the club’s history. During this time, the Camas-born defender has played and won two finals, proving decisive in both with goals that will be forever writ large in the history of Real Madrid.
It also marked Marcelo Vieira’s 400th game in the white shirt. He joined the club in November 2006 and has since become indispensable to Real Madrid, with a total of 287 League appearances, 26 Copa del Rey appearances, 75 Champions League appearances, 6 Spanish Super Cup appearances, 2 European Super Cup appearances and 4 Club World Cup appearances. Marcelo’s honours already include 2 Champions League titles, 3 League titles, 2 Copas del Rey, 2 Spanish Super Cups, 2 European Super Cups and 2 Club World Cups.
The best of luck to both for this final stretch of the season. Keep making history!
The Camas-born defender, represented by René Ramos, President of RR Soccer Management Agency, was chosen once again in the UEFA Team of the Year for 2016.
Over seven millions users all over the world selected the team through the website of European football’s governing body. Of the 11 players that make up this edition of the Team of the Year, Sergio received the most votes with a total of 488,908.
It is the sixth time the Real Madrid captain has been chosen for the UEFA Team of the Year and his fifth year in a row to be included. It is, undoubtedly, a fitting way to end an unforgettable year.
On Saturday 28 May, Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the eleventh time. Sergio Ramos and Marcelo, both represented by RR Soccer Management Agency, collected their second UEFA Champions League medals.
Winning this tournament is no easy feat. Many great players have finished their careers without ever achieving the title. Winning a UEFA Champions League is within reach of very few footballers. To win two is reserved for an even more select group.
Sergio, brother, what can I tell you that you don’t know already? You deserve everything that has come your way. You never had anything handed to you and I’m sure that you’ll continue with same ambition and dedication to keep winning titles. I can’t describe the emotions we felt in the stands of the San Siro when you scored the final’s opening goal. Words are not enough. Those of us who know you are certain that you won’t drop the pace and that you will continue to compete with the same intensity and ambition as when you kicked a ball around Camas.
Marcelo, you are also a fundamental part of this Real Madrid team. I saw you suffer and grit your teeth in extra time. You gave everything up to the last drop of sweat, as you always do. You are an exemplary athlete, on and off the field, and I am especially pleased that you played in this final as a starter and you can treasure the memory of this title forever.
Sergio and Marcelo, I hope you both go on to win many more titles. It is an honour to represent you both.