Official: Sergio Ramos Leaves Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos has left Real Madrid the Spanish club announced on Wednesday.

The Real Madrid captain had been with the club for 16 years after joining from Sevilla in 2005.

He will hold a press conference on Thursday to formally announce his exit.

A short statement on Real Madrid’s official website read: “Real Madrid CF announces that tomorrow, Thursday, June 17, at 12:30 pm, there will be an institutional act of tribute and farewell to our captain Sergio Ramos, with the presence of our president Florentino Perez.”

Ramos’ departure brings to an end one of the most garlanded careers of any Real Madrid player in recent history. He departs with 671 games, 101 goals and 40 assists under his belt, becoming the highest scoring defender in La Liga history last season.

In 16 trophy-laden years at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ramos won 5 La Liga titles, 4 UEFA Champions League crowns, 2 Copa del Rey titles, 4 Spanish Super Cups, 4 FIFA Club World Cups and 3 UEFA Super Cups.