The day after Sergio Ramos’s departure from Real Madrid was announced, Zidane greeted his former player.
They first evolved together on the field before ending up one with the coach costume and the other with the captain’s armband. Between Zinedine Zidane and Sergio Ramos, the story has not existed since 2014 but began in 2005 when the kid from Sevilla landed at Real Madrid, to experience Zidane’s last moments as a Madrid player.
It did not lead to a title at the time but the two icons of Real Madrid made up for it well during the first term of the French coach on the Madrid bench.
Three Champions League in a row and a fourth with an assistant ZZ from Ancelotti, two league titles and also the status of best club in the world reinforced every day a little more. These images of Sergio Ramos hugging Zidane are now a thing of the past.
A few weeks after the departure of Zinedine Zidane from his coaching position, it is also the central defender who will be packing up. At the end of his contract with Real at the end of June, Ramos failed to find common ground to extend an adventure that has lasted since 2005.
Unlike Cristiano Ronaldo who left almost in general indifference, without any tribute from the club, the Spanish captain had the right to a farewell conference which did not last forever.
A few minutes after the tears, Zidane paid tribute to his former captain and teammate whom he considers “a legend” of the club with his 671 games played for the Merengue.
“LEGEND. It was a great pleasure and an honor to have had you as a teammate and as a player, wrote the French technician on Instagram, in the caption of a photo where the pair pose with the La Liga trophy. A great captain for history! Thank you for everything. “
Both on the transfer market, Zinedine Zidane and Sergio Ramos are they done with their history together? It is still too early to tell even if they are both linked to PSG but the one started more than fifteen years ago at Real Madrid is well closed.