Ramos Hopes For Ballon d' Or Award

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has stated that he would be happy to lift the FIFA Ballon d’Or award one day. The defender was a crucial reason towards Real Madrid winning the 10th Champions League title in their history. He not only scored goals in the semifinals, but his goal in the Champions League final also helped Madrid take the game into extra time against Atletico Madrid. Madrid were on the verge of being defeated in the final, but Ramos scored with only seconds remaining on the clock.

Madrid then went on to lift the title after a 4-1 win in which Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo scored. Fabio Cannavaro is the only defender to have won the world Player of the Year award. He was given this accolade largely because of being a major reason towards Italy lifting the 2006 World Cup title. He was a Real Madrid player back then. Hence, there is a lot of expectation that Ramos could follow him, but he may need to lift the World Cup title with Spain in the summer.

When asked about the possibility of being only the second defender to lift the award, Ramos stated that he would be extremely happy to do so. However, he also clarified that he is not looking to win individual accolades more than team victories.

"I'm at my best. I've had a great year, both on a personal and professional front. Let's hope it continues for the World Cup in Brazil. The whole Spain national squad have to give it every last drop of sweat. I would love to win the Ballon d'Or but, honestly, I'm not even thinking about it. In the end, individual titles are achieved with the help of all your team-mates. It isn't Sergio Ramos's Decima, it's everyone's,” said Ramos.