Sergio Ramos has described making his 500th appearance for Real Madrid against Osasuna on Saturday as a ‘privilege and a dream’.
The 30-year-old has won 13 trophies at the Bernabeu including two Champions League titless, three Liga crowns and two Copas del Reys, along with scoring 66 goals but he has picked up 21 red cards.
"It is an important and special number, to play so many games is a privilege and a dream, to do it as captain is a bonus and makes it mean more to me," Ramos told Madrid's official site.
"It seems like yesterday when I came from Sevilla and was I a child, but time passes very quickly and hopefully I can play a lot more games.
"There are several players who have played more the 500 games for Real Madrid and they are legends of the club.
"It is a goal and a daily challenge to continue to give my all to enjoy many more years representing this team. Wearing this shirt has been one of my dreams since many years ago and I want to carry on, giving my best for as long as possible."