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55% of fans would prefer Sergio Ramos to lead their team instead of Virgil van Dijk

givemesport: 55% of football fans would prefer to have Sergio Ramos leading their team than Virgil van Dijk.

GiveMeSport ran a poll on Facebook which attracted more than 168,000 votes.

And Real Madrid’s Ramos prevailed.

The Spaniard has won everything there is to win with Real Madrid, including four La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies.

He’s also a World Cup and European Championship winner, having been a part of the Spain side that dominated between 2008 and 2012.

Van Dijk, meanwhile, has only reached superstardom since joining Liverpool in January 2018.

He’s arguably the finest centre-back in the world right now, finishing second to Lionel Messi at the 2019 Ballon d’Or awards, but doesn’t have the same longevity at the top compared to Ramos.

To understand Ramos’ qualities, you only need to read what some of the most high-profile names in football have said about the 34-year-old.

His coach, Zinedine Zidane, was quoted by UEFA as saying about his captain: “Ramos doesn’t surprise me. It’s what he has – a big personality… he’s always there, always encouraging players and he never drops his guard. He never gives up.”

Meanwhile, former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti regards Ramos as the most complete defender in history.

“There are defenders with extraordinary technical ability, others have unique defensive qualities – like [Fabio] Cannavaro, brilliant at marking,” Ancelotti said.

“Others, like [Franco] Baresi, can command a back line while others influence with strong personalities.

“But factoring everything together to evaluate a defender then Sergio Ramos is the most complete. He’s got a bit of everything: technical ability, strength, personality and leadership.”

Sorry, Virgil, but the fans have spoken.

Source: Published by givemesport

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Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
4 months ago

I think Ramos is better

Ogunsola hammed Opeyemi
Ogunsola hammed Opeyemi
4 months ago

Ramos is far better than virgil

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
4 months ago

I will go with ramos because of his longevity in the game of football, he has won a lot wit Real madrid and spain, van dijk just came into limelight last season with Liverpool and has done very well, both of them are beautiful defenders with almost the same attributes of play and i will love to see both of them together at the heart of defence in a team someday but Sergio Ramos stands out for me

Wasiu Hakeem
Wasiu Hakeem
4 months ago

Ramos is better

Uzomacomfort
Uzomacomfort
4 months ago

Sergio Ramos deserves even 70% ahead of virgil van Dijk

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
4 months ago

Very true, Ramos has more experience than Virgil Van Dijk.

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
4 months ago

Achievement of both says it all, just a matter of time for Virgil Van Dirk to get there. YNWA!!!

Chibuzor Kristian
Chibuzor Kristian
4 months ago

Ramos is Mike ahead of Van Dijk

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
4 months ago

Can’t understand why VVD has drawn comparisons with top defenders after jst 1 gud season… Ramos has put on consistent performances fr years nd much beta

Promise
Promise
4 months ago

Same with me, I would prefer Sergio to Virgil because of his brutality and goal scoring ability.

Adewale Akeredolu
Adewale Akeredolu
4 months ago

No doubt Ramos is the best man to do that

Johnson Hernandez
Johnson Hernandez
4 months ago

Ramos is best defender for some years now i vote him high Ramos have every Quality strong smart sharp

Johnson Hernandez
Johnson Hernandez
4 months ago

Ramos is better than virgil

Muhammed Nazir
Muhammed Nazir
4 months ago

They re not comparable.
Sergio ramos is far better

Aniyikaye kehinde
Aniyikaye kehinde
4 months ago

Who is ramos he is an aggressive player,i dislike him cos he dislike messi

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
4 months ago

I won’t even choose anyone of them to lead my team

Precious ozeghe
Precious ozeghe
4 months ago

Ramos is better than virgil

Osuji Caleb Ikechi
Osuji Caleb Ikechi
4 months ago

They are both good players, but Ramos is a better

Umenne Emmanuel
Umenne Emmanuel
4 months ago

It’s clear…. Ramos is a legend, even as a defender he has scored good number of goals of which most were match winning goals

Esther Akapo
Esther Akapo
4 months ago

Ramos is much more better I think

Ajao sherif
Ajao sherif
4 months ago

I vote for Ramos,he is complete and intelligent player who also read his opponent move..

Ajagu Joseph Samson
Ajagu Joseph Samson
4 months ago

To me Ramos is better

Joseph Gbenga
Joseph Gbenga
4 months ago

It is true that Ramos is very good in leadership but vandjik is more reliable than Ramos for instance the discipline aspect Ramos is too ruff

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
4 months ago

It’s a no-brainer.
Ramos has been doing it at a top level for many years now

abdullahi muktar funsho
abdullahi muktar funsho
4 months ago

Ramos the best defender in the world right now

Richard Rotimi
Richard Rotimi
4 months ago

Ramos has all the qualities.

Dele Braimoh
Dele Braimoh
4 months ago

Ramos’s achievement in modern football as a defender is unrivaled by any other defender he is a class of his own.

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
4 months ago

Ramos is better and I think he should lead the team

Igbudu Kelly
Igbudu Kelly
4 months ago

Sergio Ramos is agueably the best centre back in history, he commands great abilities and very strong in the air he has scored many important goals for real Madrid.

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
4 months ago

Ramos is far better than him because Ramos has a great experience pass him

Sammy alabi
Sammy alabi
4 months ago

Ramos is a good leader a legend.. I prefer Ramos

Ademola wahab
Ademola wahab
4 months ago

Big one on this, two of the finest defenders in the world right now, and kudos to the fans i dont find the result of the vote surprising, ramos is everything a defender needed, leadership,trying to bring out the best from is teammate, goal scorer, and not just any goal, very important goals, for me is the most complete defender in history of the game, been at the top for over a decade and still going strong.

Tosin ogunsuyi
Tosin ogunsuyi
4 months ago

I concur

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
4 months ago

Van Dijk has along way to go before he can match Ramos.
Ramos is a machine of the game.

Isah abdulmumeen
Isah abdulmumeen
4 months ago

From vidic to Ramos

Felix Osezua
Felix Osezua
4 months ago

Ramos is way ahead of Virgil. The two are not of the same class. Experience is key to leadership, and Ramos has it more over Virgil.

Atte
Atte
4 months ago

I like Van Dijk but if I have to vote, it’ll go to Ramos. He’s been my favorite since playstation. and just as the report says he is a complete defender with great technical ability, strength, good relationship with teammates.

Chima franklyn
Chima franklyn
4 months ago

Sergio Ramos always over VVD

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
4 months ago

Ramos is better than him and is a better leader than him

Esther areo
Esther areo
4 months ago

Ramos is a ★ star player

Nelson Joseph
Nelson Joseph
4 months ago

I think Ramos is cooler

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
4 months ago

That right, S. Ramos is unstoppable.

Olayinka Njoku
Olayinka Njoku
4 months ago

The fans know better. . Ramos should be allowed to lead the team.

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
4 months ago

Ramos is better than Virgil

Olaniyi olubunmi
Olaniyi olubunmi
4 months ago

Ramos is far better than VVD

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
4 months ago

Nice

Ogali Christian
Ogali Christian
4 months ago

I congratulations

Omenogor Chukwumenogor
Omenogor Chukwumenogor
4 months ago

Ramos is way better a Leader over the Liverpool captain.. His Experience in the game gives him an edge and his Fighting spirit.

Solomon
Solomon
3 months ago

I prefer sergio Ramos than Ronald

Anthony Anyanwu
Anthony Anyanwu
3 months ago

That very true because he has proven himself over the years