Spain international and PSG defender Sergio Ramos appeared in his 50th game with the Parisian club on Saturday when Paris Saint-Germain defeated Nice 2-0 on the road.
Ramos, who arrived at the club in the summer of 2021, has spent a season and a half in the French capital playing center-back for the reigning Ligue 1 champions.
The 2010 world champion celebrated reaching this milestone by starting against Nice and scoring the second and game-deciding goal against Nice, his first of the 2022-23 season in Ligue 1 competition.
Sergio Ramos, betrayed by Luis de la Fuente?
Ramos announced his retirement from international football last February. The center-back published a personal statement on his Instagram account in which he announced his decision, one that is not entirely personal.
Ramos won the World Cup back in 2010 and two European championships with Spain in 2008 and 2012. After the appointment of Luis de la Fuente by the Spanish Football Federation following Luis Enrique's departure last December, Ramos felt he wasn't in the plans of the new head coach and thus announced his retirement.
Ramos will turn 37 years old by the end of next month and he already missed the last international tournament with the Spain senior team after not getting called up for the 2022 World Cup. He retires with 180 caps, the most ever for a Spain international.
Without explicitly saying it, Ramos let people know that new coach Luis de la Fuente doesn't plan on calling him up ever again because of his age. Alas, the retirement announcement after lastly playing for Spain in 2021.
Sergio Ramos is under contract at PSG until the end of the current season and it is still unclear if the Paris Saint-Germain organization will offer him an extension next summer considering his decreasing levels of play and the lack of physical prowess he's showing weekly on high-stakes, huge-demand games.