Ramos Equals Casillas’ Spain Caps Record

Sergio Ramos has joined former club and international team-mate Iker Casillas as Spain’s all-time record appearance maker.

The centre-back made his 167th appearance for Spain on Sunday, pulling level with the side’s legendary goalkeeper as he earned a start against the Faroe Islands in a Euro 2020 qualifying match.

Manager Robert Moreno made nine changes from the 2-1 win over Romania, with Ramos and forward Rodrigo Moreno the only survivors from Thursday’s game.

Ramos first appeared for Spain on March 26 2005, in a 3-0 friendly win over China at the tender age of 18 years and 361 days old, the youngest of any Spain player in over half a century.

He would go on to help Spain to one of the most dominant runs in the history of international football between 2008 and 2012.

The defender was a key member of the side as La Roja rolled to titles in the 2008 Euros, the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 Euros, playing as both a right-back and centre-back.

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