The fiercest and hardest opponent, the most prominent thing the greats of the game said about Sergio Ramos

What Nesta, Jose Mourinho, Ferguson, Alonso, Casillas, and others said about Sergio Ramos on his 33rd birthday

Real Madrid and Spain captain Sergio Ramos celebrate his 34th birthday on March 30, 2020.

On the occasion of his birthday, we wanted to take a look at the highlights of what was said about him by his great colleagues and opponents in football, both of his generation and his predecessors.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United coaching and coach Sir Alex Ferguson sees Sergio Ramos as the player who has everything, he has performance, fitness, and enthusiasm, he still has several years to offer his best to serve Real Madrid.

Paolo Maldini

Italian defense legend Paolo Maldini, in one of his statements to the Spanish newspaper Marca: Ramos has all the possibilities to become the best defender in the world, if not currently.

Alessandro Nesta

Nesta praised Ramos' ability to balance power and reason, saying before: Despite his physical strength, Ramos plays with his mind

Samuel Eto'o

 "Although I have played Serie A for years, Sergio Ramos remains one of the hardest defenders I have ever faced," he said in one of his remarks when he played in the Russian League.

Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has always praised Sergio Ramos, but his statement that Ramos is the fiercest of Real Madrid shirts in his history remains the most prominent

Jose Mourinho

While he was a Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho said: "I'm used to the lapses of all the players, but when the lapses come from Ramos I know the team is not good.

Ruud van Nistelrooy

Van Nistelrooy said of Ramos that he is a player who combines strength, speed, and reason, who can play back-to-back football, in a sign of his intelligence and predictability.

David Beckham

David Beckham said in televised remarks that he was happy to learn about real Madrid's interest in Sergio Ramos, where he saw a great talent, and also said that the days proved him true

Fabio Capello

He's been seeing Capello in Ramos as a big player since the first day, and he said, "From the first game he played in the first place, I know he's going to be one of the best defenders in the world."

Iker Casillas

Casillas saw Ramos as the most jealous player on the Real Madrid shirt


It's the new Hierro, I've never seen a defender play this good at this age before

Carlo Ancelotti

He has all the qualities needed for a defender, combining Cannavaro's intelligence with Parisi's power.

Radamel Falcao

He's the toughest defender I've faced in my career, he's fierce and tough and playing against him is very difficult

Luis Enrique

I was surprised by Ramos' quality as a leader and as a great person, dealing with him closely revealed to me many of the distinctive aspects of his personality.


He's one of the best defenders in the world and one of the toughest opponents you can face as a player, he has a unique personality and quality on the field.

Giorgio Chiellini

In soccer, you always have to learn from the best, and Sergio Ramos is the best defender in the world.