Sergio Ramos red cards: Real Madrid man in new territory

Sergio Ramos red cards: Real Madrid man in new territory

For the first time in his career, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos has gone all 12 months of a calendar year without being sent off once.

No red cards for Sergio Ramos in 2018

Sergio Ramos made his senior debut back in February 2004 - and for the first time since that maiden appearance for boyhood club Sevilla a decade and a half ago, the Real Madrid and Spain captain has managed to play a complete calendar year of club football without being shown a red card.

Since being sent off for the first time in his career in September 2005, soon after moving from Seville to the Spanish capital, Ramos has gone on to amass a total of 24 reds in the Madrid shirt - with his total of 19 in LaLiga making him the Spanish top flight's most-dismissed player ever.

Ramos' last red card came in December 2017

But so far this season, the 32-year-old defender has played 24 games for Madrid - 16 in LaLiga, four in the Champions League, two in the Club World Cup, one in the Copa del Rey and one in the UEFA Super Cup - and has picked up five yellow cards, but hasn't been given his marching orders once.

Last term, meanwhile, Ramos' 42 appearances in all competitions saw him twice sent off for two bookable offences, but the dismissals both came in 2017 - in LaLiga clashes with Deportivo La Coruña in August and Athletic Bilbao in December.

Ramos trudges off after his most recent red card for Real Madrid, which came at the end of 2017.

Never sent off in well over a century of games for Spain

Curiously, Ramos has not been shown a single red card in his 161 caps for the Spanish national team.