Paris Saint-Germain’s Sergio Ramos received his 27th career red card, but he’s still a long way from a world record

It took a few months for Sergio Ramos to get up and running since his summer transfer arrived Paris Saint-Germain but in the end the veteran defender is back to doing what he does best: getting sent off.

In just his third appearance for the Ligue 1 club since joining in July, Ramos received his first red card in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw in Lorient.

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The 35-year-old only came on as a first-half substitute and was still unable to sound the final whistle after receiving two late penalties in the space of just five minutes. As PSG were chasing and chasing the game, they were reduced to 10 men when Ramos received a second warning in the 86th minute for obstructing a run from Lorient striker Teremas Moffi.

Fortunately for the army of coach Mauricio Pochettino, the equalizer in the 91st minute from Mauro Icardi was enough to rob a draw for the Parisians to put them 13 points at the top of the table with just 19 games played.

Ramos could then take a philosophical stance after the game, post on social media: “Today is a new day to learn; tomorrow is a new day to improve. Always onward!”

Due to persistent injury problems, Ramos has found his involvement limited at PSG since arriving from Real Madrid on a free transfer, having played just 130 minutes in league football and 45 minutes in the Coupe de France so far this season.

Now, after only making his PSG debut at the end of November and returning to action for his new club for the first time last week, he has now been suspended for at least one game following the winter break.

Ramos’ red card to Lorient was the 27th of his career and his first in almost two years, since he was last sent off for Real Madrid in their Champions League last-16 loss. last name first City of Manchester in February 2020. The first 26 reds in the midfielder’s career all came in the 16 years he was a Madrid player, with the first being fired in the last few seconds of the previous 0-1 loss Espanyol in September 2005.

While Ramos’ infamous disciplinary record may be teetering with dismissals, it’s not a fix for the worst case scenario.

That dubious honor belongs to the former Colombia international Gerardo Bedoya, who has a formidable 46 red cards during his 20-year career, is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the most ever.

From 1995 to 2015 on more than a dozen clubs in his hometown, Argentina and Mexico, a man they appropriately nicknamed “The Beast” who has managed nearly half a century of red jerseys for club and country.

“Featured Videos” are scarce, but clip Bedoya kicking opponent’s head on the ground in the Bogota derby should be a good indicator of his overall approach to the game.

Bedoya also debut in his coach debut, lasted just 21 minutes in his first game in charge of Independiente Santa Fe before being sent off for repeatedly annoying match officials.

The fact that Ramos – who is 35 years old and has been playing professionally for nearly two decades – still needs to accumulate 20 more red cards before retiring to surpass Bedoya’s total should tell you all you need to know. about The Beast.

There’s more work to be done, Sergio. But we believe you. Paris Saint-Germain’s Sergio Ramos received his 27th career red card, but he’s still a long way from a world record

John Verrall

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