Sergio Ramos joins list of top scoring defenders after 100th Real Madrid goal

Sergio Ramos joins list of top scoring defenders after 100th Real Madrid goal

Sergio Ramos joined the list of elite defenders who reached a century of goals for their clubs in Real Madrid's 3-2 victory over Inter Milan at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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The 33-year-old doubled Los Blancos lead in the first half through a superb header after connecting with Toni Kroos' corner from the left flank.

Rodrygo squeezed in an 80th minute winner for Zinedine Zidane's side as they claim their first victory in the Champions League so far this campaign.

However, Ramos' goal against the Italian League giants took his tally in his entire career to 127 goals for clubs and country.

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Ronald Koeman (253 goals)

The Dutchman remains the highest goals scoring defender having recorded a staggering 253 goals for his club and country during his 17-year career.

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Apart from Barcelona, Koeman played for Ajax, Feyernoord, PSV and Groningen - scoring double figures in all the clubs including his national team.

Daniel Passarella (175)

The World Cup winner was regarded as the best ever South America defender with an astonishing goalscoring form.

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Passarella defied all odds as the 5ft 8in centre-back surprised all his critics by pocketing most of the prolific attackers he came up against.

Talk Sport believes he could have merited the best player in Argentina if the likes of Diego Maradona and Lionel Mess are not in the conversation.

Fernando Hierro (163)

The former Real Madrid and Bolton Wanderers' star hung his professional boots in 2005 but that was after he was scored a total of 163 goals for his clubs and national team.

Hierro cemented his place as one of Spain and Real Madrid’s all-time greats with his goalscoring ability.

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Laurent Blanc (153)

Not only did he win the FIFA World Cup in 1998, he also played for top European clubs including Manchester United, Barcelona and Inter Milan to mention just a few.

He kicked off his professional career at Montpelier and scored over 70 goals for the French club across competitions, and still holds the goal scoring record at the club.

Graham Alexander (130)

The Scot played in the right back position for most of the clubs he represented including Burnley, Scunthorpe, Luton and Preston North End.

Sergio Ramos – 127 goals

Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos: The moment the Spaniard scored his 100th goal for Real Madrid in their Champions League win over Inter Milan. Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket.
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The Spaniard is currently the most prolific goals scoring defender in the world with at least a goal in every match for either his national team or club. He recently bagged his 100th goal for Real.

Steve Bruce (113)

Represented the likes of Manchester United, Gillingham, Norwich, Birmingham and Sheffield United with a huge goalscoring impact during his active days.

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Paul Breitner – (113)

He enjoyed a remarkable time playing for Bayern Munich and the then West Germany in the 70's, and was also one of the four players to have scored in two World Cup finals.

Roberto Carlos (113)

The scorer of, arguably, one of the greatest free-kicks of all time, Carlos has been lauded as one of the best attacking full-backs to have played the game.

Franz Beckenbauer – (109) goals

The West Germany captain revolutionised the sweeper role, and the fact that he was the furthest player from the opposition’s goal speaks volumes of his goalscoring prowess. earlier reported that Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies has been rated as the most valuable football star born after the year 2000.

The 20-year-old player who can also function in the midfield was part of the Bavarians that won the Champions League title last term.

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He also scored three goals and four assists in 29 Bundesliga appearances on their way to glory in the 2019-20 season.

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