Sergio Ramos has obtained a notorious reputation in football for being a tough-tackling defender who loves a good foul… and now the statistics back it up.
The Real Madrid captain is now officially the dirtiest player in Champions League history, after racking up more cards than any other player.
Ramos was tied with Manchester United legend Paul Scholes on 36 total cards in the competition, but surpassed that mark on Tuesday evening after going into referee Felix Brych’s book against PSG.
Sergio Ramos has officially become the dirtiest player in Champions League history
The defender was in the thick of the action against PSG and yet again picked up a yellow
A foul on Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore saw Ramos confronted with the familiar sight of an official reaching into his pocket before brandishing a yellow card above him.
The Spaniard’s tally now stands at 37 cards in total, including three red card dismissals.
Breaking these kinds of records is nothing new for the former Sevilla man, who leads the way in La Liga with the most bookings in the history of the league – with 15 red cards alone.
Ramos made sure to do the business for his side in Paris however and helped the current holders book their place in the quarter finals of the competition.
A late tackle on PSG’s Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore saw Ramos quickly see yellow
Ramos has now surpassed Paul Scholes’ record of 36 cards in Europe’s elite competition
Madrid are aiming to win a historic consecutive treble of Champion League titles, after becoming the first team to successfully defend their crown last season.
The European competition stands as the Spanish giants’ main hope this season, after falling some way off the pace in their domestic season.
Madrid currently find themselves in 3rd place in La Liga, 15 points adrift of rivals Barcelona who top the division.