The penalty that Sergio Ramos converted to open the scoring against Leganes on Wednesday evening was the defender's 100th professional goal and he has spoken about his joy at reaching three figures. While he explained that he never expected to net so many, given his position, the Real Madrid captain is thrilled nonetheless.
"I'm a proud defender," he wrote to start off an Instagram post. "My mission as centre-back, and before that as full-back, has never been to score goals, but to stop them. "That's why reaching 100 goals is something special that, just like everything else in my career, I never even dreamed about when I started. "We will continue to work hard and focus every day to earn your confidence and support."
For a defender, Sergio Ramos' goalscoring record is phenomenal and the Real Madrid captain bagged the 100th of his career by scoring against Leganes in Wednesday's Copa del Rey meeting at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Not many defenders have surpassed 100 goals and the Real Madrid captain joins an elite club along with Ronald Koeman (193) and Daniel Alberto Passarella (134).Ramos scores most often against Malaga - five times - and he also enjoys playing against Barcelona, scoring on four occasions against the Catalans.
Of the century, 80 have come for Real Madrid, three for Sevilla and 17 for Spain, making him the European centre-back with the most international goals. To mark his 100th, Ramos converted a penalty, as he has done on many occasions. He then celebrated with a gesture that recognised the milestone.
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