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Sergio Ramos breaks Buffon’s European record for international matches

Living legend of his sport, Sergio Ramos has entered a little more in the history of football. The Spanish defender, starter in the League of Nations against Switzerland in Basel, this Saturday, November 14, celebrated its 177th selection and the Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, stripped of the international team record for a European player.

The 34-year-old pillar of Real Madrid had already become the Spanish player who has played the most matches in the national team last year, in a Euro-2020 qualifying match against Norway (1-1). His first selection dates from March 26, 2005, during a friendly match against China.

If you hold the European record for number of international teams, Sergio Ramos is still seven lengths away from the all-time record, owned by former Egyptian attacking midfielder Ahmed Hassan, who made 184 appearances for his national team.

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