Sergio Ramos eyes another silverware in 25th career final

Silver is the traditional gift for a 25th anniversary, but Sergio Ramos will be targeting gold in the 25th final of his professional career.

This will be his 21st showpiece event with Real Madrid, while he has also taken part in four finals with Spain.

His record of 18 wins from 24 of these finals means he is picking up a winner’s medal in three out of four of the finals he has contested.

His first didn’t come until the 2007 Supercopa de Espana and he lost it 6-3 on aggregate against Sevilla, his former club.

The Euro 2008 final against Germany brought happier memories and was the first of three finals he won with Spain, as well as one loss in the 2013 Confederations Cup final.

With Real Madrid, the centre-back has won all four Champions League finals he has participated in, as well as all three Club World Cup finals, three out of four UEFA Super Cups, three out of six Supercopa de Espana ties and two out of three Copa del Rey finals.

With 20 club finals to his name, he has already moved ahead of other Real Madrid legends like Iker Casilla and Paco Gento, who both took part in 16.

He has racked up so many minutes in finals and, if he plays 41 or more against Al Ain this Saturday, then he’ll become the Spaniard with the most minutes in finals, overtaking the 2,473 of Sergio Busquets.