Ramos aims to captain Spain’s olympic football side in 2021 | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
Spain and Real Madrid superstar Sergio Ramos is aiming to captain his national side at the 2021 Olympic games in Tokyo, as a reward for his service and commitment to La Furia Roja over the years.
The 34-year-old is the most capped international player in Spain’s history, making an incredible 172 appearances since his debut in 2005. He has led his national side to World Cup glory and two European trophies in that time.
Ramos celebrating Euro 2012 success with Jesus Navas | Jasper Juinen/Getty Images
But the Madrid star is far from finished. According to AS, Ramos is targeting further success – this time in the Olympics. The centre back is hoping to be offered the chance of leading the Spanish Olympic football team at the 2021 games in Tokyo, allowing him to add another trophy to his endless cabinet.
The defender is hailed as one of the best in his position of all time and remains one of the most decorated footballers, both domestically and internationally.
Ramos is rightly considered a key figure in Spain’s most successful period and his desire to pull on the jersey in another capacity is being strongly considered by his national football federation, as a token of respect for his services to the game.
Ramos celebrates during Spain’s clash with Ukraine | Soccrates Images/Getty Images
President of the RFEF Luis Rubiales and sporting director José Francisco Molina have already discussed the possibility of selecting the Madrid defender for the Olympic games, and while they are not against the idea, they do not feel it is their choice to make.
Ultimately, the decision will come down to the Olympic and Spain Under-21 coach Luis de la Fuente and he is keen not to be remembered as the man who denied Ramos his dream. It looks like the Spaniard will be on the plane to Tokyo, then.