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22 red cards: Sergio Ramos tops list of Spanish football's bad boys

Top 10: LaLiga's bad boys

Sergio Ramos (22 reds) His straight red card for a two footed lunge on Leo Messi during Sunday's El Clasico, saw the Camas born defender earn his 22nd red.

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Pablo Alfaro (18 reds) An idol for the Sevilla faithful. “Doctor” Alfaro played in the top flight for 15 seasons and currently manages Mirandés.

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Xavi Aguado (18 reds) A “one club man” with Real Zaragoza and was given his marching orders on 18 occasions in his 12 seasons with the Aragon based side.

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Juanito Rodríguez (17 reds) A journey-man player who fouled consistently wherever he went, collecting a total of 17 red cards during his spells with Las Palmas, Zaragoza, Atlético, Sevilla and Mérida.

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Patxi Salinas (15 reds) And yet another defender on the list. The Athletic Club and Celta Vigo man was prematurely shown his way to the tunnel 15 times during his playing career.

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Albert Lopo (14 reds) Sticking with the theme of hard-hitting central defenders, the still active former Deportivo de la Coruña centre received his marching orders 14 times.

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Fernando Hierro (14 reds) Feisty challenges were too tempting to turn down for Real Madrid's former captain and current boss at Real Oviedo.

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Santi Denia (14 reds) Atlético Madrid had to make do with ten men on 14 occasions because Denia's antics.

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Carlos Marchena (13 reds) The former Valencia and Villarreal defender was partial to an early shower, amassing a total of 13 of them in the Spanish top flight.

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Mauricio Pochettino (13 reds) Before becoming the Spurs manager the Argintine was a hatchet man during his playing days. During his time with Espanyol he picked up 13 red cards.

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