Curtains have come down on Sergio Ramos career at Real Madrid after 16 years in the Spanish capital.

The Los Blancos confirmed on Wednesday that the legendary defender was leaving after winning 22 trophies with the club.

The 35-year-old who joined Real Madrid in 2005 from Sevilla for 27 million euros, a record fee for a Spanish defender at the time, has had his season hampered with injuries, playing just five times in 2021.

Ramos who was made captain in 2015 following the departure of goalkeeper Iker Casillas has made 21 appearances this season for the Spanish giants, his lowest in his 16 seasons at the club.

He has 101 goals and 40 assists in his 671 games for the club.

Ramos has five La Liga titles, two Copa Del Rey wins, four Supercopa trophies, four champions League medals, three UEFA Super Cups and four Club World Cup.

According to the club, there will be an “act of tribute and farewell” to the Legendary defender on Thursday in the presence of club president Florentino Perez.

Ramos is yet to call time on his illustrious career and it remains unclear where the Spanish defender will end up but Manchester City, Manchester United, Sevilla and PSG are all rumoured to be likely destinations.

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