'The unexpected hero' - Goal's World Player of the Week Sergio Ramos


World Player of the Week
Sergio Ramos
AGE  28
PLAYS FOR Real Madrid


Bayern Munich 0-4 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-2 Valencia

Real Madrid's forward department are regular winners of our weekly prize but seven days after Cristiano Ronaldo yet again got our vote, this time it's the turn of Sergio Ramos to enjoy the limelight after a remarkable week in both boxes for the centre-back.

Goal's Miguel Churruca said: "Sergio Ramos this week became the unexpected hero for Real Madrid as los Blancos secured their spot in the Champions League final in Germany after a brilliant win against Bayern Munich.

"It was in the first quarter of the game when the Andalusian centre-back managed to score twice thanks to two fine headers. He was the key man for Carlo Ancelotti's side in earning a victory in a stadium they'd never conquered before.

"The Spain international was an important man in the 36th La Liga matchday as well, when Real Madrid hosted Valencia after Barcelona & Atletico didn't get the win. It was not the best game for the 'merengue' side as they failed to capitalise on Atletico Madrid's defeat to Levante, but Ramos again played his part with another goal to make it 1-1.

Congratulations to Sergio Ramos, Goal's 260th World Player of the Week winner!

The Shortlist


Lorenzo Insigne - Napoli

@VitoCDoria: "Surely Prandelli has to take him to the World Cup with Italy."

Goal's Enis Koylu: "His two goals helped Napoli beat Fiorentina 3-1 and win the Coppa Italia."

Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid

 @BenHibbs: "How did he think that it was even plausible to score that goal? #incredible

Goal's Alec Fenn: "Scored twice in the 4-0 win over Bayern struck late to salvage a draw against Valencia."

Angel Latifa - Getafe

 @Demiluyi: "Could well be the two most important goals of his career."

Goal's Miles Chambers: "His two goals against Barcelona could be decisive at both ends of La Liga."

 Alireza Jahanbakhsh - NEC

@Trabfan12: "Jahanbakhsh has thrown NEC a survival lifeline."

Goal's Yanick Vos: "His two goals from the bench secured a 2-2 draw against Ajax and avoided direct relegation."