Sergio Ramos made an emotional return to his hometown of Sevilla earlier this week, capping off an incredible 18-year absence.
This was a watershed moment in the former Spanish international’s brilliant career, as he reconnected with the club that saw his spectacular ascent from a young prospect to a global football hero before his departure for Real Madrid in the summer of 2005.
Sergio Ramos found himself at a crossroads after a successful spell with Paris Saint-Germain, as his contract with the French giants expired this summer.
He then made a fateful decision to return to Sevilla, the club that had shaped him into the formidable defender and leader he is today.
Ramos agreed to a 12-month contract with the Nervionenses, and the football world waited in expectation as this icon returned to familiar territory.
At the famous Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, his official unveiling gathered an astounding crowd of nearly 23,000 loyal supporters. The sheer enormity of this reception attested to Sergio Ramos’s deep bond with Sevilla.
It was more than simply a comeback; it was a triumphant homecoming, punctuated by deafening ovation and unflinching support from the Sevilla fans.
Sergio Ramos was overcome with emotion as he stood in the spotlight, donning the Sevilla jersey once more. This was more than just a football player returning to his former club; it was a wayward son returning to his origins.
His weeping eyes reflected the depth of his love for the club and the city that had fashioned his footballing destiny.
This return to Sevilla symbolized something more than silverware and prizes for a player who has achieved the height of accomplishment with four Champions League titles among several other honors.
It embodied the essence of football: the unshakable link between a player and his club, supporters’ enduring affection, and the overwhelming emotions that this beautiful game can elicit.
How many trophies has Serio Ramos won?
4x UEFA Champions League
He began his Champions League collection with the coveted La Decima victory in 2013/14, captained by Iker Casillas. Between 2015/16 and 2017/18, he won three consecutive titles under Zinedine Zidane’s supervision.
5x La Liga
Ramos earned his first La Liga title a year into his Real Madrid tenure. He joined the club from Sevilla in the summer of 2005 and earned his first La Liga title the following season.
He won three more La Liga titles in 2007/08, 2011/12, and 2016-17 before his final La Liga triumph in 2019/20 as part of another Zizou rescue mission.
2x Copa Del Rey
Ramos also has two Spanish Cups to his name, during the 2010/11 and 2013/14 seasons.
4x Supercopa de Espana
Spanish Super Cups are usually exciting to watch, and this one was no exception. Ramos won it four times with Real Madrid, in 2008/09, 2012/13, 2017/18, and 2019/20.
3x UEFA Super Cups
Following their La Decima success, Real Madrid won their first UEFA Super Cup in 2013/14. Ramos then appointed another pair as captains in 2016/17 and 2017/18.
4x FIFA Club World Cups
Ramos has four brilliant pieces of silverware to show for coming in the 2014 and 2016 rounds of FIFA’s Club World Cup competition. And then won it again in 2017 and 2018.