Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos wins the Seven Stars of Madrid prize

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos wins the Seven Stars of Madrid prize

- Spanish star Sergio Ramos has been given the Seven Stars of Madrid award

- He was given the prize for his success in promoting sports in the Spanish capital

- Last season, the 32-year-old lifted the Champions League title for the third time

Spain international Sergio Ramos has started the year 2019 on an impressive note after being awarded the Seven Stars Madrid price for best athlete on Thursday evening, January 10.

Ramos' achievements on the pitch of play and also his contributions in promoting sports over the years in Spain helped him win the award.

Madrid head of regional government Angel Garrido presented the Real Madrid's captain with his prize at the ceremony held at Real Casa de Correos.

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Sergio Ramos was so excited after being given the award and made some statement to thank all his fans and well wishers.

''I am proud to be captain and we have represented the region throughout the world in the best way possible, winning titles, providing the people of Madrid real moments of joy and always trying to live up to what the region represents.

'Thank you all. I will keep working hard and giving my all to represent what this award means and the seven stars of the region of Madrid.'

''It gives me a real sense of both joy and pride to have been named best male athlete at the Seven Star of Madrid awards. I am even more thrilled to get a prize for promoting and embodying sporting values.

''I am from Seville, Andalusia and I certainly feel it, but the region of Madrid welcomed with open arms 13 years ago and it is here where I have grown as a person and a professional, and I feel at home at here,'' Ramos said according to Real Madrid official website.

Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos and his Real Madrid teammates are currently occupying fifth position on the Spanish La Liga standings with 30 points after 18 games played this season.

Earlier, had reported how European League champions Real Madrid suffered an embarrassing defeat at home on Sunday, January 6, losing 0-2 against Real Sociedad in tough La Liga game.

Los Blancos even finished the match with 10 men as Lucas Vazquez was red carded in the tie as Real Madrid lost their sixth game this season in the topflight. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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