UEFA names Sergio Ramos as the top international performer of the season, with French forward Antoine Griezmann being named fifth.
Spain captain Sergio Ramos has topped the UEFA rankings for the best international performer of the season.
UEFA rated the players based on the various factors focussing on their position. Dutch defender and Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk is ranked second.
While Switzerland’s Haris Seferovic is third, Andriy Pyatov of Ukraine is fourth, while Antoine Griezmann is ranked fifth.
Ramos’ brilliant defending for Spain, including a lesser amount of fouls, successful interceptions and passes, earned him the top rank in the continent.
Sergio Ramos – The best in Europe:
Sergio Ramos is currently the captain of Spain’s national football team.
In the side’s last game against Norway, Ramos attempted 87 passes, successfully completing 82 of them. He also made three vital interceptions and didn’t receive a yellow card.
He also scored the winner in the game.
Ramos is also one of the key players at Real Madrid. He has been one of the mainstays at the side for many years now, and is the captain of the club.
His dictating presence at the defence has been crucial to the side over the years, and he played a key role in Real Madrid’s three consecutive Champions League triumphs from 2016 to 2018.
The defender has also scored key goals for both, Real Madrid and Spain during the course of his career.
Ramos made his debut for the national side in 2006 and has since made 162 appearances for the La Roja. The defender is only five games away from matching Iker Casillas’ match-record with Spain.
If he plays every game for Spain, he will match the record in October 2019.
How Twitter reacted..
UEFA named Sergio Ramos as the best player with the National team ahead of Van Dijk, Seferovic, Pyatov and Griezmann. Ramos obtains this position since last November. Ramos against Norway completed 82 of his 87 passes, no yellow, recovered 3 balls & scored winning goal. [marca] pic.twitter.com/hSey7PjgbE
— SB (@Realmadridplace) March 25, 2019
Rio Ferdinand, I’d still put Sergio Ramos there. Ramos, when the big games come up, the trophies are there to be won, he’s normally standing there with his sleeves rolled up. To be considered the best in the world, you have got to win stuff, word! #mufc
— Red Army! (@RedorDead07) March 24, 2019
Joshua King on Sergio Ramos: “Ramos has a reputation of being dirty and rough, but I do not remember going up against a centre-back as nice as him. He seemed to me a very good sportsman.” pic.twitter.com/K0Wt9MzhUU
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) March 24, 2019
Sergio Ramos wins it for Spain with a Panenka 🔥
He has now scored in five consecutive matches for his country and is 12th in Spain’s list of all-time leading scorers with 18 goals. pic.twitter.com/2UcXtgBrj3
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 23, 2019
Luis Enrique: “Sergio Ramos did very well for us with his penalty.
He is a unique player in history.” [Marca] pic.twitter.com/OFjho13kTL
— Real Madrid Info (@RMadridInfo) March 24, 2019
Sergio Ramos returns to action with Spain on March 26 as the side takes on Malta in the Euro qualifier.