Hierro – Sergio Ramos is an anomaly

Fernando Hierro has labeled Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos extraordinary and also hailed his goalscoring record. Ramos moved past Hierro for the fifth most La Liga matches for Real Madrid during Sunday’s 4:1 win against Osasuna, making it 440 total apps in the La Liga.

It can also be recalled that he made 39 La Liga appearances for Sevilla between 2003 and 2005 before making the move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ramos scored his 6th goal of the season in the game against Osasuna as Real Madrid maintained a 3-point lead at the top of the table. Hierro won five La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League titles in his time at Real Madrid.

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The former defender was Spain’s all-time highest goalscorer at some point before being overtaken by David Silva, Fernando Torres, and David Villa. Hierro lauded Ramos’ contributions to the club and added that he may just go down as the club’s greatest ever defender.

“Sergio Ramos is absolutely remarkable,” he told La Liga.

“Years ago we defenders had more chances to score, we’d often play in midfield. But in today’s day and age, in the 21st century, Sergio is extraordinary.

“[Gerard] Pique scores quite a few goals too, but Sergio really is an anomaly.

“His goalscoring record for Real Madrid and the national team is remarkable.”

Meanwhile, Ramos has scored in every season he has spent at Real Madrid since joining in 2005. He has equaled the 10th most goals for Spain with 21 in 170 appearances and is 8 behind Hierro on the scoring charts for Spain.

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