The football world is in shock after Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos has decided to leave the club after 16 years.
Ramos has enjoyed an illustrious career at the Spanish giants, winning four Champions League trophies and five Spanish La Liga titles.
The inspirational captain also scored one of the club's most memorable goals in the Champions League extra time to take the match into extra time, which Madrid eventually won.
Real Madrid announced they would hold a press conference on Thursday to honour the Spanish legend as he chases a new challenge at the age of 35.
"Real Madrid C. F. announces that tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, at 12:30pm, an institutional act of tribute and farewell to our captain Sergio Ramos will be held, which will be attended by our president Florentino Perez.
"Sergio Ramos will then appear before the media in a virtual press conference."
Ramos' illustrious Real Madrid career
Ramos joined Real Madrid from Sevilla as a right back.
He eventually switched to become a centre back and captained Real Madrid.
But Ramos' trophy-laden career also extended to the national team.
It was during his time in the Spanish capital that he also won the 2010 World Cup with Spain along with back-to-back European Championships in 2008 and 2012.
Ramos scored an incredible 101 goals for Madrid as a defender and played 671 matches.
Unfortunately, Ramos suffered an injury-hit season in his final campaign for Madrid after only featuring 15 times.
He also missed out on selection for the Spanish Euro 2020 squad after attempts to recover from an injury.
While a divisive figure in the world of football due to his fierce nature of play, fans were quick to praise the legendary defender for his time at Real Madrid.
Highlights of his Real Madrid career were also prominent after the news.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 16, 2021
Sergio Ramos did it all at Real Madrid 👑⚪ pic.twitter.com/3x0E00bs36
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 2021
— Infinite Madrid (@InfiniteMadrid) June 16, 2021
The end of an era...
Sergio Ramos will leave Real Madrid after 16 seasons with the club. pic.twitter.com/dsczlpuj1E
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 16, 2021
Sergio Ramos isn't just a Real Madrid legend, he's a football legend
Right up there as one of the greatest CBs to ever play this game. A proper football man, a legendary captain
One of my favourite CBs ever
— Jerry (@JGofung) June 16, 2021
— MadridistaTV (@madridistatvYT) June 16, 2021
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