Sergio Ramos has broken the cap record held by Italian legend Gianluigi Buff after making his 177th appearance for Spain.
Sergio Ramos has now become the most capped male footballer in Europe, with 177th appearance for Spain, surpassing the record held by Gianluigi Buffon, who has 176.
The Real Madrid defender picked up his 177th appearance in Spain 1-1 draw against Switzerland in the UEFA nation League on Saturday.
The 34-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down is now eight games from matching the record held by Egypt’s Ahmed Hassan.
The world cup winning defender also has two European championship titles with Spain, scoring 23 goals in the process, joint right alongside Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano.
Ramos’ international career began in 2005 against Chile, and by the age of 26, he had already racked up a century of appearances.
He has featured in 17 World Cup and 15 in the European championship for the Spanish national team.
Ramos has won more games (129) than any other player in his country.
Buffon, on the other hand, last featured for the Azzurri’s Argentina in March 2018, having made his debut in October 1997 against Russia.
The legendary goalkeeper is also a world cup winner with the Italian national team and clocking 15,243 minutes for his country.