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Ramos may break Real disciplinary record

Goal.com
Apr 07, 2009 at 12:37am IST

New Delhi: The uncompromising defender is on his way to notoriety at the Santiago Bernabeu after picking up his 50th booking with Los Blancos.

Sergio Ramos picked up a caution in the 37th minute of Real Madrid’s 1-0 win at Malaga on Saturday to reach another maximum cycle of yellow cards for this season.

As such, he will be suspended for next weekend’s home clash against Real Valladolid but more worryingly, it was his 50th yellow card in just four seasons (including this campaign) with Los Blancos, leaving him with one of the worst disciplinary records in the club’s history.

SEEING RED: Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos (top centre right) outjump Malaga defence during a La Liga match.

But on the pivotal victory against Malaga at the weekend which kept them in the title race, Ramos was satisfied with his weakened team’s performance.

"It was quite an even game in a very difficult ground against an opponent who is having a great season," he was quoted as saying by Marca during his post-match interview.

"We had a lot of tired players after the international break, but in general, the team is doing good and those of us who did play did well enough. We do not pay attention to what Barcelona are doing. The only thing we can do to win the league title is to win all our remaining games and wait for them to falter."

Below is the list of Madrid’s eight most booked players:

1. Fernando Hierro (136 yellow cards in 14 seasons/9.7 per season on average)

2. Guti (89 in 14 seasons/6.3 per season)

3. Michel Salgado (88 in 10 seasons/8.8 per season)

4. Manolo Sanchis (87 in 18 seasons/4.8 per season)

5. Roberto Carlos (73 in 11 seasons/6.6 per season)

6. Ivan Helguera (58 in 8 seasons/7.25 per season)

7. Michel (57 in 13 seasons/4.3 per season)

8. Sergio Ramos (50 in 4 seasons/12.5 per season)

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