Real Madrid ended their La Liga campaign with a casual and upbeat mood against Real Betis on Friday, May 20th, 2022.
It was disputed, but no tackles were laid in, and no yellow cards were issued.
That, in itself, has set a new benchmark. Los Blancos have gone a complete season without incurring a red card for the first time since 1984, according to Sam Leveridge.
The record is most certainly anecdotal, but it’s more than likely to annoy rivals. Real Madrid also finished with the fewest yellow cards (76), with only Villarreal able to match that amount, despite playing more than once against their fierce rivals Barcelona.
Getafe has the poorest disciplinary record in La Liga, having received 116 yellow cards and eight red cards thus far this season. Valencia is the only team to have received the same number of red cards as Getafe, however they are two yellow cards short of Getafe’s total.
Sergio Ramos in Real Madrid
Real Madrid players appear to have an uncanny ability to “wish” for more yellow cards. Ramos, like Hierro before him, seems to have purposely received a yellow card for whatever reason.
Ramos left Real Madrid for Paris Saint Germain in 2021 after an illustrious career that included an unfavorable record of receiving the most yellow and red cards. He was charged with 201 yellow cards and 8 red cards at the club.
Ramos made 671 appearances with the Los Blancos. With 173 yellow cards, he holds the record for most yellow cards in La Liga history.
With Real Madrid, Ramos has won 22 trophies, including four European Cups, five La Liga crowns, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, two Copa del Reys, and four Spanish Super Cups. In both the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals, he scored the winning goal.
He has 22 trophies to his name, including four European Cups, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, five La Liga championships, two Copas del Rey, and four Spanish Super Cups.
Sergio Ramos in PSG
Sergio Ramos was a player who Paris Saint-Germain fans wished to see more of. On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, their wish was granted, but it came with a bitter taste in their mouth as Ramos was sent off for the 27th time in his career.
Remember that Sergio Ramos has struggled since joining PSG on a free transfer from Real Madrid on July 8, 2021. He had to overcome a long-term calf ailment first. Following that, the 35-year-old Spain international had to deal with fitness concerns.
Sergio Ramos only played 175 minutes for Paris Saint-Germain in his debut season in France before the card. With his new team, it only took him that long to receive his first red card.
The Spaniard came on as a half-time substitute in Ligue 1’s poor 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Lorient and didn’t even make it through the second half.
Ramos, the former Real Madrid red-card king, was sent off for the second time in a calendar year, setting a new record with 27 red cards across all competitions.
Ramos, who is infamous for his use of black magic on the field, drew his first yellow card in the 81st minute and was sent off four minutes later for tackling Terem Moffi. After Lorient attacker Moffi took him to school with a superb one-on-one play, Ramos had no choice but to put his backside out and bundle him to the ground.
The game finished in a 1-1 draw, with Mauro Icardi scoring a last-gasp equalizer for PSG to save the French giants from more humiliation in an otherwise disappointing display.
Ramos was sent off 26 times throughout his 16-year Real Madrid career before his summer transfer to Paris.
Will Antonio Rudiger carry on the Ramos legacy in Madrid?
Over the last ten years, defenders like Sergio Ramos and Pepe have received numerous red cards. However, there is one Chelsea central defender who hasn’t received a red card since the year 2017.
Following his move to Chelsea, Rudiger rapidly established himself as one of the most renowned defenders in the game. He’s also regarded as one of the English Premier League’s most aggressive players. Antonio Rudiger hasn’t received a red card in a long time, despite his aggressiveness.
In a match between Roma and Lazio in 2017, Antonio Rudiger was issued a red card for the first time. Since his debut for Chelsea in the English Premier League, he has not been sent off.
Antonio Rudiger should have been sent off in the UEFA Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City in May 2021, according to several football pundits. Antonio Rudiger was also criticized by some Manchester City fans for Kevin De Bruyne’s substitution in the final.
Rudiger’s aggressiveness and attitude, which he is going with to Real Madrid in the summer, could assist in reducing defensive errors and the like – however, it may not deliver as many red cards as Ramos’ record at Madrid.